Issue No.04 - October-December (2005 vol.12)
Schuyler Quackenbush , Audio Research Labs
J? Herre , Fraunhofer IIS
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MMUL.2005.76
MPEG's most recent effort to progress the state of the art is the MPEG Surround work item. It provides an efficient method for coding multichannel sound via the transmission of a compressed stereophonic (or even monophonic) audio program plus a low-rate side-information channel. Benefits of this approach include backward compatibility with pervasive stereo playback systems while permitting next-generation players to reconstruct high-quality multichannel sound.
Audio Coding, Digital Audio Broadcast, Surround Sound, and Binaural Cue Coding
Schuyler Quackenbush, J? Herre, "MPEG Surround", IEEE MultiMedia, vol.12, no. 4, pp. 18-23, October-December 2005, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2005.76