Feature Description

LEADTOOLS provides Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) encoders, decoders, and transcoders for DirectShow and Media Foundation. These codecs compress and decompress audio data using the AAC compression standard (ISO/IEC 13818-7) which is designed to be the successor of ISO/MPEG Audio Layer-3 (MP3).

AAC, also known as MPEG-2 Part 7, is a lossy digital audio encoding compression standard. AAC typically delivers high-quality audio at a lower bit rate when compared to other audio encoding standards such as MP3.

Overview of LEADTOOLS AAC Audio Codec Technology

AAC Compared to MPEG-1 Layer 2

AAC is the most powerful audio codec available today. The near CD quality MPEG-1 Layer 2 audio codec widely used in digital video applications delivers high-quality stereo at 128kbit/s/channel while MPEG-4 AAC offers the same quality at 64kb/s/channel.

Technology Related to AAC Audio Codec