Common audio formats: Which one to use?

By David Aleksandersen 28. February 2019

Audio comes in a wide range of formats and types, just like video and images. For a media server operator, knowing your way around the audio jungle is a real plus, potentially saving you time, effort and some sleepless nights. This blog looks at the three major audio categories, and gives media server programmers a hot tip on audio format!

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Temaer: audio, audio interface, audience engagement, mediaserver, wav, lossless, lossy

Is this a codec (or a container) which I see before me? 

By David Aleksandersen 4. April 2018

Are you finding containers and codecs and the difference between them a tad challenging? You are not the only one! 

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Temaer: audio, standards, video, codec, container, format

Think audio and your audience will thank you

By Nevil Bounds 7. March 2018

For some people it’s the main feature, for others it’s an afterthought. Industry-veteran Nevil Bounds sounds off on audio.

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Temaer: audio, audience engagement, acoustics

What is ASIO, and how can it improve media server audio playback?

By David Aleksandersen 11. December 2017

ASIO (Audio Stream Input Output), is a proprietary multi-channel audio interface, developed by Steinberg, which bypasses the operating system's mixing kernel to provide the lowest latency direct communication between the media server and the sound hardware. 

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Temaer: steinberg, asio compatible, asio, multi-channel audio, audio, low latency audio, audio interface

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This blog is created by Dataton, and is about multi-display software and surrounding technologies, media servers, content creation - basically anything within the AV industry that serves to enrich the audience experience! Since the 90´s, Dataton has published News & Views, with content reflecting the world of multimedia communication. 

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