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Fraunhofer IIS MPEG-H Authoring Plug-in Now Available for Download

September 17, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Good to know, Products & Technologies
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At the 51st annual IBC Show in Amsterdam from September 14-18, 2018, Fraunhofer IIS is proud to announce the availability of the MPEG-H Authoring Plug-in. TV broadcast professionals can download the plug-in, which enables the creation of MPEG-H Audio scenes, from the Fraunhofer IIS website.

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MPEG-H 3D Audio Becomes 3GPP’s Standard Audio Codec for Video Streaming over Mobile Networks

September 14, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Good to know, Products & Technologies
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3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project), the united standards body for the global mobile industry, has approved a technical specification for 360° video streaming in its work item “VRStream”. It will be included in 3GPP release 15, the most recent 3GPP release and the first one to specify 5G. The recommended audio format for use in VRStream services is the MPEG OMAF 3D Audio Baseline Profile, based on MPEG-H Audio.

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xHE-AAC and MPEG-D DRC Mandatory for Android Pie Devices

August 24, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Good to know, Products & Technologies
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Earlier this month, Google announced the general availability of Android 9 “Pie”, along with the first devices incorporating the latest release of Google’s mobile operating system. Android Pie comes with a string of major upgrades in terms of audio playback, since the Extended High-Efficiency AAC (xHE-AAC) audio codec and MPEG-D DRC Loudness and Dynamic Range metadata, both substantially developed by Fraunhofer IIS, are mandatory components of the operating system. The xHE-AAC implementation used by default in Android Pie has been provided by Fraunhofer IIS and is available as part of the FDK2 AAC Codec Library for Android.

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ORPHEUS – the Movie

August 10, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Good to know, Success Stories, Video
The ORPHEUS project, pioneering the development of an end-to-end object-based media chain for audio content, was officially concluded in May 2018, when the second and final ORPHEUS workshop was held at Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) in Munich. There, the ten project partners presented their findings to an auditorium filled with more than 100 broadcast and audio professionals from all over the globe. Together, the project partners have created a full set of tools and applications for all stages of the complete object-based audio broadcast workflow.

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Successful Demonstration of Interactive Audio Streaming using MPEG-H Audio at Norwegian Broadcaster NRK

July 2, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Good to know, Products & Technologies
MPEG-H and soundbar demonstration in the NRK "living room" © Fraunhofer IIS

by Rupert Brun | Norwegian public broadcaster NRK and Fraunhofer IIS have successfully conducted the first end-to-end real-time streaming trial in the Nordic region of Next Generation Audio (NGA) with interactive features of MPEG-H Audio. Representatives from Norwegian broadcasters, technology companies and other invited experts had the opportunity to enjoy the 2018 Football World Cup matches from Russia using interactive audio, in the NRK premises in Oslo, Norway.

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