Information Technology - Generic Coding of Moving Pictures and Associated Audio Information - Part 7: Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)
|Publication Date:||1 March 2002|
This International Standard describes the MPEG-2 audio non-backwards compatible standard called MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding, AAC , a higher quality multichannel standard than achievable while requiring MPEG-1 backwards compatibility. This MPEG-2 AAC audio standard allows for ITU-R 'indistinguishable' quality according to  at data rates of 320 kbit/s for five full-bandwidth channel audio signals.
The AAC decoding process makes use of a number of required tools and a number of optional tools. Table 1 lists the tools and their status as required or optional. Required tools are mandatory in any possible profile. Optional tools may not be required in some profiles.