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MP3 to AAC

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Information about MP3
File extension
mp3
File category
Audio
Stands for
MPEG Audio Layer-3
Developer
Fraunhofer- Gesellschaft (A German research institute)
Overview
It is a digital Audio which compresses the tracks using the lossy format. Although, it follows the lossy format, yet, there will be no noticeable change in the quality of audio. It only discards the superfluous information that a human ear is inefficient to process or hear. With the help of the this extension, one can upload and download audio files with ease, irrespective of the internet connection speed even a dial-up connection users can access these files. There are a number of MP3 Blogs(music blogs) available on the internet where maker uploads music files and a user can download the same without any trouble. These blogs help people to get an insight into the music world. Hype Machine is an example of an audio blog.
Technical description
MP3 uses lossy data compression, which means when data is encoded it is not the full original version, it’s a substitute to original copy but in a smaller size. This compression can lead to a decrease in file size, ranging from 75% to 95%. This format is based on perceptual coding due to which this extension screens out the noise, and results in an audio file that uses a low bit rate(lowest bit rate in it is 128kbps). It provides audio of fair sound quality. As it is only an audio file, thereby, if there are any images linked to it then they need to be stored in a separate file.
Links
wikipedia.org
Information about AAC
File extension
aac
File category
Audio
Stands for
Advanced Audio Coding
Developer
Bell Labs, Fraunhofer IIS, Dolby Laboratories, LG Electronics, Sony Corporation (Combined Efforts)
Overview
AAC is the descendant of the MP3 format. It provides better sound quality using a similar bit rate as of MP3. Besides this, it uses lossy data compression but it has high standards of audio quality than of MP3. We can find this format on a number of platforms and Apple's iTunes is one such example that uses it as default audio format. Size of its file is much smaller which is approximately one-tenth of MP3 file. It also neglects the redundant information that is not even processed by the human ear and is often not noticed. Although, this format was introduced as MPEG-2 Part-7, yet, standardization was done by ISO/IEC as a part of the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 families. It is also termed as MPEG-2 NBC (Non- Backward Compatible) because it is incompatible with MPEG-1 audio formats i.e. MP1, MP2, MP3.
Technical description
Modified discrete cosine transform(MDCT) algorithm is used by AAC which ensures that it provides high compression efficiency. MPEG-2 PART-7 has three default profiles namely Low Complexity (LC), Main Profile (Main) and Scalable Sample Rate (SSR). These profiles come with Perceptual Noise Substitution which enhances coding efficiency and provides excellent audio quality. Furthermore, it uses Auditory Masking to ignore the surplus information. This codec has come up with advanced features which are not available in the predecessor. These include additional sample rates ranging from 8 to 96 kHz, 48 Channels, better efficiency with a simpler filter bank, higher coding efficiency for stationary signals and higher coding accuracy for transient signals.
Links
wikipedia.org
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