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Sunday, October 8, 2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
W16 - MPEG SURROUND — THE MPEG STANDARD FOR PARAMETRIC MULTICHANNEL AUDIO CODING
Jürgen Herre, Fraunhofer IIS - Erlangen, Germany
Jeroen Breebart, Philips Research Laboratories - Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Kristofer Kjörling, Coding Technologies - Stockholm, Sweden
Werner Oomen, Philips Applied Technologies - Eindhoven, The Netherlands
In the area of audio coding, one of the notable recent advances has become popular under the term “Spatial Audio Coding” and alludes to high-quality parametric coding of multichannel audio. Based on an improved understanding of binaural perception and related synthesis techniques, this approach enables a bit rate-efficient and backward compatible representation of multichannel audio that accommodates the transmission of surround sound even for applications with a very limited bit budget, including digital audio broadcasting and Internet streaming. The workshop will discuss the current state of technology (most notably the technology under standardization in ISO/MPEG Audio), open challenges, and applications.