AES San Francisco 2012
Broadcast and Streaming Media Session B14

Sunday, October 28, 3:30 pm — 5:00 pm (Room 131)

B14 - Understanding and Working with Codecs

Kimberly Sacks, Optimod Refurbishing - Hollywood, MD, USA
Kirk Harnack, Telos Alliance - Nashville, TN, USA; South Seas Broadcasting Corp. - Pago Pago, American Samoa
James Johnston, Retired - Redmond, WA, USA
Jeffrey Riedmiller, Dolby Laboratories - San Francisco, CA, USA
Chris Tobin, Musicam USA - Holmdel, NJ, USA

In the age of smart phones and internet ready devices, audio transport and distribution has evolved from sharing low quality MP3 files to providing high quality mobile device audio streams, click to play content, over the air broadcasting, audio distribution in large facilities, and more. Each medium has several methods of compressing content by means of a codec. This session will explain which codecs are appropriate for which purposes, common misuse of audio codecs, and how to maintain audio quality by implementing codecs professionally.

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