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Maintaining high-quality IP audio services in lossy IP network environments
Author(s): Robert J. Barton III; Hartmut Chodura
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present our research activities in the area of digital audio processing and transmission. Today's available teleconference audio solutions are lacking in flexibility, robustness and fidelity. There was a need for enhancing the quality of audio for IP-based applications to guarantee optimal services under varying conditions. Multiple tests and user evaluations have shown that a reliable audio communication toolkit is essential for any teleconference application. This paper summarizes our research activities and gives an overview of developed applications. In a first step the parameters, which influence the audio quality, were evaluated. All of these parameters have to be optimized in order to result into the best achievable quality. Therefore it was necessary to enhance existing schemes or develop new methods. Applications were developed for Internet-Telephony, broadcast of live music and spatial audio for Virtual Reality environments. This paper describes these applications and issues of delivering high quality digital audio services over lossy IP networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4045, Digital Wireless Communication II, (26 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394089
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J. Barton III, Fraunhofer Ctr. for Research in Computer Graphics, Inc. (United States)
Hartmut Chodura, Fraunhofer Institut fuer Graphische Datenverarbeitung (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4045:
Digital Wireless Communication II
Raghuveer M. Rao; Soheil A. Dianat; Michael D. Zoltowski, Editor(s)

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