Internet music dealers currently sell “CD quality” tracks, or even better (“Studio Master”), thanks to lossless audio coding formats (FLAC, ALAC). However, a lossless format does not guarantee that the audio content is what it seems to be. The audio signal may have been upscaled (increasing the resolution), upsampled (increasing the sample rate), or even transcoded from a lossy to a lossless format. In this paper we describe a new software that analyzes lossless audio tracks and detects upsampling, upscaling, and transcoding (only for AAC in this early version). Validation tests over a large music database (with groundtruth available) show that this method is fast and accurate: 100% of success for upscaling and transcoding, 91.3% for upsampling.
Lacroix, Julien; Prime, Yann; Remy, Alexandre; Derrien, Olivier
Affiliations: Independent Developer, Aix-en-Provence, France; University of Toulon / CNRS-LMA, Toulon, France(See document for exact affiliation information.)
AES Convention: 139 (October 2015) Paper Number: 9416
Publication Date: October 23, 2015
Subject: Recording and Production
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