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HTML5 AAC Audio Playback Tests - Multichannel

HE-AAC Channel ID

This bitstream contains:

1. Spoken Channel Identification in English
2. BLITS (EBU Tech 3304-4.1)
3. EBU Multichannel Ident (EBU Tech 3304-4.2)
4. Narration in the following channels:
1. FL
2. FC
3. FR
4. RS
5. LS

AAC-LC Channel ID

This is the test above encoded in AAC-LC. Note this is 320 kb/s, not 160 as announced.

HE-AAC Channel ID - With H.264 Video
This is the bitstream above multiplexed with an explanatory graphic encoded in H.264 Main Profile at
800x600 resolution.

LFE and SBR Test

This tests for proper bass management and reproduction of the SBR portion of the HE-AAC

This bitstream contains:

1. Bass Management - 63 Hz tone @ -18 dBFS, 2 seconds
1. Left Front
2. Center
3. Right Front
4. Right Suround
5. Left Surround
6. LFE (@ -28dBFS)
2. SBR - 6, 8, 10, 12 kHz tones @ -18 dBFS, 0.5 seconds each
1. Left Front
2. Center
3. Right Front
4. Right Suround
5. Left Surround
3. Spoken Channel Identification in English
4. Narration: Center channel

There is a 1 kHz -18 dBFS tone in the center channel throughout.

264 video. If the decoder is only decoding the AAC-LC portion of the bitstream. at other bitrates the SBR crossover frequency used by the encoder will vary. The bitstream files. all four tones. 10.If a subwoofer is used with limited-range main speakers. This is at the encoded bitrate of 160 kb/s. resulting in more or less tones being heard.264 Video This is the bitstream above multiplexed with an explanatory graphic encoded in H. though levels may vary due to standing wave or resonances in the listening rrom.264 Main Profile at 800x600 resolution. 8. if downloaded locally. 6.which should play back correctly in:  Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (Win 7 PC)  Apple Safari 5 (Win 7 PC)  Google Chrome (Win 7 PC or Mac) when your computer has 5. or HE-AAC 5.1 channel audio files. Troubleshooting The MPEG-4 AAC audio bitstreams above are presented as HTML5 audio objects .With H. Missing tones in only one channel may indicate a speaker problem.1 or better surround sound AVR or home theater system. They should play back correctly in:  Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (Win 7 PC)  Apple Safari 5 (Win 7 PC)  Google Chrome 18 (Win 7 PC or Mac)  (Firefox has announced consideration of AVC/AAC. If the decoder supports SBR. the 60 Hz tones should play through each speaker individually. all 60 Hz tones should play at the same level through the subwoofer.PC HTML5 Surround Sound Troubleshooting These pages include HTML5 playback of HE-AAC 5. LFE and SBR Test . but has not implemented it yet) . The LFE signal is encoded 10 dB lower to account for the 10 dB gain in the LFE channel in the playback amplifer's bass management circuits. should also play correctly in:  Microsoft Windows Media Player 12 (Win 7 PC)  Apple QuickTime (Win 7 PC or Mac)  AOL WinAmp (Win 7 PC)  VLC Player (Win 7 PC) HTML5 AAC Audio Playback Tests .1 audio combined with H. only the first two tones will be heard.1 channel speakers connected or connects via HDMI to a 5. (Hold SLM next to subwoofer) If full-range speakers are used. and 12 KHz should be heard (or seen on a sound level meter if you have high-frequency hearing loss).

Internet Explorer 9. follow the procedure below to configure and test your system. the files should also play correctly in:  Microsoft Windows Media Player 12 (Win 7 PC)  Apple QuickTime 7. (The Safari installer usually installs both unless you specify otherwise) Desktop PC with Gaming-style Speakers On a desktop PC. connect your computer to the HDMI input of your surround-capable audio/video reciever or home theater system.1 or better surround sound AVR or home theater system. will explain the mapping of channels to each jack. Basically. and you're hearing surround. you will see "Format not supported in this browser?" or a gray or black rectangle with an "X". Windows 7 Setup and Troubleshooting If your browser supports HTML5 and supports AVC and AAC. you will see a player in the web page. Living-room Mac or PC Laptop with Audio-Video Receiver and Speakers In a living room or media PC arrangement. Setting up surround may look complex. Safari needs QuickTime installed as well. particularly with an Audio/Video Reciever or Home Theater in a Box system. but it is a simple process. Your PC's sound software dialog or control. you connect the HDMI cable from your laptop to your AVR or HTiB. Safari (Windows) and Chrome are the major browsers that should work. or its documentation.7 (Win 7 PC or Mac)  AOL WinAmp 5.0 (Win 7 PC) If you have only stereo speakers. you will hear a stereo downmix. Once connected. make some settings. you may connect surround speakers to the jacks on your computer's rear panel as shown below. Otherwise. Iif downloaded locally. as explained below. as shown below: .623 (Win 7 PC)  VLC Player 2.1 channel speakers connected or connects via HDMI to a 5.when your computer has 5. On a PC.

select your HDMI output device.On a PC. push Set Default) to send the audio to your HDMI jack: Windows 7 Sound Settings in Control Panel for HDMI sound output . you may need to change your default audio device (Start Menu | Control Panel | Sound | Playback tab.

check: Windows 7 Volume Mixer .1 Speakers in Windows 7 If you still hear nothing.Setting and Testing 5.

Then check: Windows 7 Playback Device Properties When using QuickTime or Safari on a PC. you may need to change it's default audio settings for surround output (Edit | Preferences | QuickTime Preferences) to "Windows Audio Session": .

your AVR's display should show PCM decoding of five channels plus the subwoofer: AVR Display When Decoding 6-Channel PCM Audio from Laptop Looking for the Windows 7 resampler test? It has been moved below: .QuickTime Preferences Dialog After you have correctly configured your computer and connected it to your AVR.

but in XP days. HTML5 media playback is important for enabling multi-channel AAC content delivery to the consumer. you will hear a tone in the mid or high frequencies at whichever sample rate is not the native one selected for your output device in the operating system. The Problem Windows 7 applications that use the WaveOut API will have poor audio quality on playback if the sample rate of the content is not the same as the default sample rate of the output device.1 or 48 kHz sampling rates. If the mixer does a poor job of resampling. The problem is limited to Windows 7 and Vista. If you do not have the hotfix installed for Windows 7.Windows 7 Audio Playback Methods This problem currently exists with Internet Explorer and Chrome in Windows 7.0 Plays sound DirectSound Windows 95 Multiple sounds at same time WASAPI Windows Vista Low Latency. The primary ways to play audio in Windows 7 are: Output Method First Introduced Basic Feature waveOut Windows 3. you had to sometimes install DirectX seperately (usually by an application you installed). Perhaps for this reason. This content may be at either 44. but consumers won't recognize the problem or be able to find the hotfix. this hotfix should be in the normal Windows Update process. according to Microsoft. or the fact it was already working code.48 kHz .HE-AAC . Windows 7 Resampler Tests These signals test the proper operation of the Windows 7 sound mixer resampler. IE 9 and Chrome currently appear to use waveOut to play audio. We have reported this problem to Microsoft.1 or 48 kHz on the user's computer. you will hear the tone when using IE 9 for playback. but have not recieved any news of a change in status. Exclusive Mode To use DirectSound.HTML5 AAC Audio Playback Tests . To enable HTML5 media playback in IE 9. DirectX has to be installed on your PC. This is supplied with Win 7. no matter whether the default rate is 44. A "request only" Windows hotfix has been issued for this problem. OS Resampler Test . The signals are 2- 100 Hz linear sweeps. and has apparently been fixed in the Consumer Preview of Windows 8. This is because the resampler for WaveOut was changed in Win7 to use linear interpolation. so the problem is likely to occur for at least some of the content played.

HE-AAC . It can be found on backwards compatible Download File 20 Hz .44. Matthew van Eerde Other Resampling Tests 20 Hz . The sample rate conversion quality meter was removed from the Sound control panel. 48 kHz sampling rate. 48 kHz sampling AOT = 5. AOT = 2 Download File Original Wave File .85%29.php?showtopic=86676) Note this is not a codec Fraunhofer is not the "discoverer" of this issue.hydrogenaudio.48 kHz OS Resampler Test . and waveOut each do sample rate conversion slightly differently. for example: (http://www. The problem is detailed in this post: http://social. DirectSound. Media Foundation.20 kHz sweep. you can hear this on a wav file. the sample rate conversion quality in KMixer is controlled by the Sound control panel: http://msdn.44. which is a bug in waveOut on Vista and Windows 7.AAC-LC .com/Forums/en-US/windowspro- audiodevelopment/thread/725546ce-57bf-40d0-b7aa-47e51de9c3ae/ We have found the problem. DirectShow. 20 seconds. explicit signalling. 20 seconds.msdn.20 kHz sweep.aspx In Windows Vista KMixer was removed and the audio engine was moved up into user mode. The Microsoft KB entry says Windows 7 uses linear interpolation for the WaveOut kHz OS Resampler Test .OS Resampler Test In Windows XP.AAC-LC .1 kHz Background Details Hotfix: http://support. There is a bug in the waveOut sample rate conversion which results in a lower-quality sample rate conversion than was done in XP. Windows XP does not have this problem.

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