Advanced Audio Coding
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- Company: ISO
Specification and reference source links. http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/specs/html-info/26-series.htm ftp://ftp.tnt.uni-hannover.de/pub/MPEG/audio/mpeg4/
Intel has source for its IPP based AAC decoder: http://www.intel.com/cd/software/products/asmo-na/eng/perflib/ipp/219611.htm?prn=y
Real Networks has source for its Helix AAC fixedpoint decoder here: https://datatype.helixcommunity.org/2005/aacfixptdec
Usually stored in an MP4 container.
See also Understanding AAC.
AACPlus (a.k.a. AAC+) is HE-AAC + SBR (Spectral Band Replication) and aacPlus v2 means HE-AAC + SBR (Spectral Band Replication) + PS (Parametric Stereo). Standard HE-AAC decoders can decode aacPlus encoded files/streams but without SBR and PS you do not get the full quality.
- See also
- MP3PRO that also uses SBR.
- MPEG Surround that can used for all audio but especially MP3/mp3PRO and AAC/aacPlus. MPEG Surround technology share similar characteristics with SBR (Spectral Band Replication) and PS (Parametric Stereo), which MP3PRO and AAC+ decoders also use. DivX Inc. is one company that uses MPEG Surround technology to achieve 5.1 channel surround sound in smaller files.