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Via Adds MPEG-D DRC To Advanced Audio Coding Patent Pool

October 4, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Good to know, Products & Technologies
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Via Licensing Corporation, a leading world-wide intellectual property solutions provider, announced the availability of patent license rights for the MPEG-D DRC standard in its Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) patent pool.

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Siegfried Fößel Appointed Head of Technology Study Program at HFF Munich

September 28, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know

Dr. Siegfried Fößel, who leads the Moving Picture Technologies department at Fraunhofer IIS, has been appointed as the new head of the Technology study program at the University of Television and Film (HFF) Munich. Alongside his industry duties, he will be joining the department chair Prof. Peter C. Slansky in advancing current developments in this HFF department.

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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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