Issue No. 04 - October-December (2005 vol. 12)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MMUL.2005.76
Schuyler Quackenbush , Audio Research Labs
J? Herre , Fraunhofer IIS
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
J. Herre and S. Quackenbush, "MPEG Surround," in IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 12, no. , pp. 18-23, 2005.