|IP Audio Expert||What is IP Audio?|
Audio Basics - How sounds are captured in played in monophonic (mono), two channel (stereo), and multiple channel formats (surround sound).
Analog Audio Formats - Analog signals, their frequency range, analog filtering and noise reduction.
Digital Audio Formats - Digital audio signals, waveform coding, perceptual coding, voice coding.
Capturing Audio - How to capture audio, the optional settings and how they affect the quality of the audio.
Audio Digitization - How to periodically sample audio and convert it into digital signals that represent sound levels, frequencies, and other characteristics of sound.
Audio Compression - How to analyze and represent audio signals in a form that requires less data bits.
Converting Audio Formats - How to convert audio from one format (such as AVI waveform coding) into other formats (such as compressed MP3 or AAC formats).
Multimedia File Formats - How digital audio sequences can be coded and mixed with other media types such as video.
Streaming Digital Audio - How to connect to media sources, request audio programs, and how the systems manage the continuous transfer of media (streaming).
Audio Control Protocols - How audio signals can be setup and controlled.
Digital Audio Quality - How to measure the difference between the original audio signals and the audio signals heard by the listener.
This book explains the
fundamentals of audio, how it is digitized and compressed, basics of audio
streaming, methods that are used to store audio, how to host digital audio on
the web, audio control protocols, IP Audio streaming quality measurements and
control and how digital rights management may be incorporated into IP Audio.