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National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, 11th Edition by Garrison C. Cavell

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Chapter4.8

Digital Audio Compression Technologies

Schuyler Quackenbush

Audio Research Labs

Scotch Plains, NJ

Fred Wylie

Audio Processing Technology, Ltd.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Introduction

Virtually all applications of digital audio deal with enormous amounts of data. Even though modern computer networks have a capacity that may eliminate the need for audio signal compression, there remain many channels, including nearly all wireless communications channels, for which signal compression is essential for commercial viability of applications. Because of this, compression is an integral part of all digital radio and digital television systems, such as

  • the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) digital television broadcast system, including ...

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