Netflix Now Streaming xHE-AAC Audio on Android Mobile

Fraunhofer IIS, primary developer of the xHE-AAC audio codec, today announced that Netflix is now using the xHE-AAC audio codec. Netflix has licensed Fraunhofer’s high-quality xHE-AAC software and is using it to encode its entire catalog of TV series, documentaries and feature films across a variety of genres and languages.

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Fraunhofer IIS at the 2021 all-digital CES

At the beginning of every year, CES gathers the technology industry – from global brands to promising startups – in Las Vegas. Although this time we are not there in-person, Fraunhofer IIS reaches out to the industry digitally. We offer a dialogue with our experts to everyone who is interested in transformational audio and media technologies.

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10 years of AudioLabs in Erlangen: A success story

Ten years ago, at the start of the 2010 academic year, a unique collaboration was established between Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS: the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen. Since then, the research organization has become an internationally renowned institution with six professorships of its own and a team of 50 people.