Martin Gartner

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This paper describes the scalable coder - G.729.1 - which has been recently standardized by ITU-T for wideband telephony and voice over IP (VoIP) applications. G.729.1 can operate at 12 different bit rates from 32 down to 8 kbit/s with wideband quality starting at 14 kbit/s. This coder is a bitstream interoperable extension of ITU-T G.729 based on three(More)
Recommendation G.729.1 is a new ITU-T standard which was approved in May 2006. This recommendation describes a hierarchical speech and audio coding algorithm built on top of a narrowband core codec. One challenge in the codec design is the generation of a wideband signal with a very limited additional bit rate (less than 2 kb/s). In this paper, we describe(More)
We present an embedded and hierarchical 8-32 kbit/s speech and audio coding algorithm that has been successfully submitted to the ITU-T as a candidate for ITU-T Rec. G.729.1 (ex G.729EV). The submitting consortium consisted of Siemens AG, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., and Mindspeed Technologies Inc. This contribution gives a comprehensive(More)
Pre-echo is a well-known artefact of transform coding at low bit rates. In this paper we present a new method to address this problem. The input signal is assumed to be coded in two stages: in time domain first, and then in transform domain. This is for instance the case in CELP+transform embedded coding. The first stage reconstructs a signal that is(More)
This paper presents an enhancement layer coming on top of G.729 Annex A codec. This enhancement layer consists of an optimization of the algebraic fixed codebook pulses that were selected by the Annex A codec during the fixed codebook search. The pulses selected by the ACELP codec have all the same absolute amplitude. Our method optimizes each of these(More)
  • Morten Balling, Ernest Gnan, +10 authors Christine Zinner
  • 2010
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