Considering the great success of the MP3 format (i.e., MPEG-1/2 Layer 3), and also that MPEG-4 provides new functionalities and includes new coding tools aimed at increasing audio coding efficiency, one of the most promising applications for the MPEG-4 Audio standard is music online.
The test described in this section was aimed at evaluating the performance of the MPEG-4 Audio tools in this context. For this reason, this verification test was called audio on the Internet [N2425].
The following subsections provide information about what was evaluated, how the testing procedures were applied, and what were the most important results and conclusions of the test.
The starting point in defining ...