xHE-AAC in a Nutshell – Fraunhofer Audio Blog

xHE-AAC in a Nutshell

Regular readers of this blog of course know xHE-AAC very well already. However, for all those who are new to this audio codec – the latest addition to the AAC family – we have created an animated video about its most important features and benefits.

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xHE-AAC is the ideal solution for digital radio broadcasting and for adaptive audio and video streaming services over the Internet, thanks to its coding efficiency (with a bit rate range from 12 kbit/s to 500 kbit/s and above for stereo services) combined with seamless bit rate switching over DASH and HLS as well as mandatory MPEG-D DRC loudness and dynamic range control. The codec is natively supported by the Android 9 and 10 operating systems, as well as iOS 13 and Amazon Fire OS 7.

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