AES San Francisco 2010
Broadcast and Media Streaming Session B16

Sunday, November 7, 11:00 am — 12:30 pm (Room 133)

B16 - Audio Performance in Streaming

David Prentice, Dale Pro Audio
J. Todd Baker, SRS Labs
Alex Kosiorek, Cleveland Institute of Music
Jan Nordmann, Fraunhofer

“This program is available over the air, on your computer, or on your mobile device.”

It’s a simple sentence, repeated by broadcasters all over the country. Like many simple sentences, it raises more questions than it answers. Battling bandwidth restrictions and with playback monitors ranging from full-range systems to ear buds, streaming presents a challenging environment for delivering high-quality audio. With the obligation to deliver programs via streaming media, how does a broadcaster maintain the highest audio quality throughout the delivery chain, and how does a broadcast engineer evaluate the audio quality to maximize their program’s audio impact? Are there accepted best practices and is anyone creating regulations or standards for program evaluation? Our panel will address practices, standards, and discuss new delivery formats in a lively presentation.

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