offers the flexibility to encode up to 48 audio channels in various configurations including mono, stereo, 5.
is the mandatory audio codec in DASH-AVC/264, the only native multichannel codec in Android and has been deployed in over 5 Billion CE devices.
It includes intelligent audio analysis and an automated loudness normalization engine, along with the ability to encode, decode, convert, or transcode between the following Dolby formats: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, and Dolby E bitstreams, as well as PCM, MPEG-1 LII, AAC, HE-AAC
, and HE-AAC
Most codecs are pretty benign these days--AAC at 224Kbps compared to what we've been used to is pretty spectacular, and the HE-AAC
data rate can be lower but still maintain the same quality," he says.