The ISO/IEC MPEG-2 advanced audio coding (AAC) system was designed to provide MPEG-2 with the best audio quality without any restrictions due to compatibility requirements. The main features of the AAC system (ISO/IEC 13818-7) are described. MPEG-2 AAC combines the coding efficiency of a high-resolution filter bank, production techniques, and Huffman coding with additional functionalities aimed to deliver very high audio quality at a variety of data rates.
Bosi, Marina; Brandenburg, Karlheinz; Quackenbush, Schuyler; Fielder, Louis; Akagiri, Kenzo; Fuchs, Hendrik; Dietz, Martin
Affiliations: Dolby Laboratories, San Francisco, CA ; FhG-IIS, Erlangen, Germany ; AT&TLaboratories, Murray Hill, NJ ; Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan ; University of Hanover, Hanover, Germany ; Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ(See document for exact affiliation information.)
JAES Volume 45 Issue 10 pp. 789-814; October 1997
Publication Date: October 1, 1997
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