In these unusual times, Fraunhofer IIS remains committed to the further development of the audio community. We have therefore adapted our events and content to a digital format to ensure that they serve all community members. One result of our efforts is a webinar series aimed at guiding participants through the ecosystem and production of MPEG-H Audio.
These virtual sessions offer you a way to learn more about MPEG-H features, the latest developments, and possible directions for the future. The interactive format allows you to ask questions that are specific to your case, establish contact with our experts and receive practical advice for your workflows.
Fraunhofer has developed this system, based on the MPEG-H 3D Audio standard, to offer an enhanced sound experience for broadcast and new media services such as UHDTV, immersive music services, 4K video streaming or Virtual Reality.
The system is mature technology fully implemented in consumer products today. Low-complexity software implementations, patent licensing, and decoder and product certification are available to manufacturers.
To indicate to consumers that products implementing the MPEG-H Audio System will interoperate correctly, Fraunhofer operates the MPEG-H Audio System trademark program. The program is optional and administered without charge by Fraunhofer.
MPEG-H is a new audio technology providing more realism through sound from above as well as around the listener. Audio objects in the system allow consumers to automatically hear content in their preferred language when available and to adjust dialogue or commentary to their preferred level. Users may select different mixes prepared by the broadcaster, such as home or away team commentary, or even make their own mix of the audio elements.