AU file

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AU file

(AUdio file) A digital audio file format from Sun that is used on the Internet and can be played by a Java program. It provides toll-quality sound and uses the .AU extension. It generally uses the u-Law (mu-Law) encoding method, and raw u-Law files and AU files are the same except for the file header.
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Compared to G.711, it has the following superior characteristics: G.722 codec normally operates at 64 kbps (similar to G.711, A-law and u-law), although it can also operate at 56 kbps, or 48 kbps, and it is license free, and has better audio frequency response due to 16 kHz sampling and 14 bit resolution, and therefore G.722 codec provides better speech quality than G.711 codec.
According to the company, this IC can encode an unforeseen multitude of audio formats, from MP3 and Ogg Vorbis to G.711 u-law, G.711 A-law, G.722 and 16-bJt PCM.
Audio can be transmitted or received using G.726 (40 kbps, 32 kbps, 24 kbps, or 16 kbps) codec format for direct insertion into T1 E1 timeslots, along with the usual u-law or A-law formats".
Other supported input formats include ADPCM, CCUIT A-LAW, AIFC, DSP, GSM, CCUIT G721, CCUIT G723, CCUIT G726, MP2 (MPEG 1 Layer 2), MPC (MPEG Plus/MusePack), CCIUT u-Law, VOX, PCM, and RAW.
The eight NGOs -- two Japanese organizations and six Myanmar groups -- include the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia from Japan, U-Law, a youth-oriented organization from Japan, the Border Areas Development Association, the Myanmar Anti Narcotic Association, and the Myanmar Baptist Convention.
The latest version of Smart Audio Converter supports a larger variety of audio formats, now enabling users to convert between WMA, WAV, WAV - PCM, WAV - ADPCM, WAV - IMAADPCM, MP3, MP2, MPEG, OGG Vorbis, VOX, GSM, AC3, MPC, G.72, RAW (A-Law), and RAW (U-Law).