The MPEG-H Authoring Suite is freely available software created by Fraunhofer IIS for authoring of MPEG-H audio scenes. It is intended for professional use. It creates MPEG-H audio metadata which can be used as input for a MPEG-H audio encoder and allows monitoring of the authored scenes on standard computer hardware. It is available for Windows and Mac operating systems.
2. User qualification
Fraunhofer reserves the right to deliver the software at its sole discretion to qualifying users only and to deny access to the software without further explication to users that are not deemed to be qualified. Qualification is dependent on professional use of the user and shall be in conformity with German, EU, US or other applicable export control laws and regulations. In order to be approved, users must submit the information requested below.
3. Software license type
- The software license is for permanent use as described in §3 Art. 2 of the general terms and conditions.
- The license is a multi-user license for 2-5 workplaces.
- Modifications, changes and reengineering of the software are forbidden.
4. Third-Party Software
The MPEG-H Authoring Suite includes Third-Party Software toolkits to enable compatible interfaces to audio production tools. These toolkits will be licensed by the respective copyright owners which define the rights of use. The Fraunhofer general terms and conditions do not apply for these software parts.
The MPEG-H Authoring Plug-in (MHAPi) is compatible to VST®. VST is a trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, registered in Europe and other countries.
The MPEG-H Authoring Plug-in (MHAPi) is compatible to AAX by using the Avid AAX-SDK 2.3.0 for connection the plugin to the AAX-Interface.
ASIO Driver Technology by Steinberg Media Technologies.