Adaptive audio reproduction using personalised compression

Mason, A. and Jillings, N. and Ma, Z. and Reiss, J.D. and Melchior, F. (2015) Adaptive audio reproduction using personalised compression. In: AES 57th International Conference: the Future of Audio Entertainment Technology - Cinema, Television, and the Internet, 6 March 2015 through 8 March 2015, Hollywood; United States.

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Abstract

Audio quality is very important to broadcasters' audiences, and unwanted loudness variations do compromise the quality of experience for the listener. Dynamic range control applied by the broadcaster can go some way to avoiding problems but can never take the individual environment of the listener into account. The listening conditions are a significant factor to be taken into account when dynamic range control is applied. The web audio API provided by HTML5 offers the possibility of performing dynamic range control under the control of the listener, tailoring it optimally for their individual situation. We have developed a system that demonstrates that this is achievable in a modern web browser. The implementation controls the compressor based on environmental noise level measured using the microphone present in most mobile device audio players.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile devices, Social networking (online), Sound reproduction, Audio players, Audio quality, Audio reproduction, Dynamic range control, Environmental noise levels, Quality of experience (QoE), Audio acoustics
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Digital Media Technology
UoA Collections > UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2016 10:07
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 10:07
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1809

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