Fraunhofer Audio Blog

Alive and Kicking – mp3 Software, Patents and Licenses

May 18, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know, Products & Technologies

Some weeks ago, we updated our website with information about the end of the mp3 licensing program by Technicolor and Fraunhofer. So, does this mean that mp3 is really dead now, as we have read often in the last few days? Of course not! mp3 is a phenomenon, which changed our way of consuming music forever, and is very much alive in 2017.

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Felix & Paul Studios to Integrate Fraunhofer upHear Spatial Audio Technology into Next-Generation VR Camera System

May 9, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Products & Technologies

Fraunhofer IIS, the world-renowned experts in audio and media technologies, announced that Felix & Paul Studios, the Emmy® Award-winning studio behind the world’s leading cinematic virtual reality experiences, will integrate Fraunhofer’s Spatial Audio Microphone Processing solution into its next generation proprietary 360-degree 3D camera system.

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Linear Acoustic Launches MPEG-H-Ready 3D Audio Content Production Tool

April 28, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Products & Technologies
Linear Acoustic AMS, photo by Fraunhofer IIS

Linear Acoustic, a brand from Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group, has launched its new AMS™ Authoring and Monitoring System. The AMS is a comprehensive solution for real-time authoring, rendering, and monitoring of personalized, immersive audio programs for the ATSC 3.0 Digital Television System. It fully supports the MPEG-H TV Audio system, an official standard in ATSC 3.0.

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MPEG-H TV Audio System Now an Official Standard in ATSC 3.0

March 7, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Products & Technologies
© Fraunhofer IIS/Frank Boxler/Valentin Schilling

The MPEG-H TV Audio System has been confirmed as official audio standard for use in ATSC 3.0 Digital Television. The audio system, predominantly developed by Fraunhofer IIS, received approval through the final membership ballot, which ended on 3 March, 2017.

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News from the Digital Radio World – Part 2

February 23, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Good to know
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Last week we reported about current developments in digital radio in Europe. In today’s article, we will look at the expansion of digital radio in other continents, with focus on India.

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