MPEG audio coding became popular under the name MP3. It is now the most important means of delivering high quality audio over the internet and will play the lead role in digital movie sound as well as in digital audio broadcast. This book explains the ideas, the concepts, and the implementation of MP3. Reading it requires no special prerequisites, but still, the book is detailed enough to include a fully executable highly efficient MP3 decoding engine. Not only understandable but even enjoyable.
Jonathan Sterne shows that understanding the historical meaning of the MP3, the world's most common format for recorded audio, involves rethinking the place of digital technologies in the broader universe of twentieth-century communication history.
Release on 2005 | by Karin C. Ryding,David J. Mehall
Author: Karin C. Ryding,David J. Mehall
Pubpsher: Georgetown University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
A textbook for learners who have previously studied, or are concurrently studying Modern Standard Arabic and Arabic script and phonology--for example college students who have studied written Arabic but find they are unable to talk informally with their Arab friends. The audio exercises on the disk are keyed to the text, and drill students on listening and speaking. The first edition was published in 1989. Annotation :2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Walk down the street of just about any city in the world and you will see someone listening to music on an MP3 player. This book will introduce readers to the history behind the development of MP3 Players and take them on a journey to companies around the world where they are manufactured.
Author Stuart A. Kallen takes readers on a fun exploration of the iPod and other audio / video players. Readers will learn about the digital media explosion, previous frenzies over file-sharing, and the evolution of podcasts, vodcasts, and audiobooks. Readers will also consider the future of this technology.
The MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3) algorithm is one of the most successful audio formats for consumer audio storage and for transfer and playback of music on digital audio players. The MP3 compression standard along with the AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) algorithm are associated with the most successful music players of the last decade. This book describes the fundamentals and the MATLAB implementation details of the MP3 algorithm. Several of the tedious processes in MP3 are supported by demonstrations using MATLAB software. The book presents the theoretical concepts and algorithms used in the MP3 standard. The implementation details and simulations with MATLAB complement the theoretical principles. The extensive list of references enables the reader to perform a more detailed study on specific aspects of the algorithm and gain exposure to advancements in perceptual coding. Table of Contents: Introduction / Analysis Subband Filter Bank / Psychoacoustic Model II / MDCT / Bit Allocation, Quantization and Coding / Decoder
The Middle East has become an increasingly important place in the minds and concerns of the English-speaking world. This volume, originally published under the title Jerusalem Arabic, is the gold standard for anyone beginning to learn the Arabic spoken by the Palestinians, or those who live in Syria or Lebanon.