MPEG-H Authoring Plug-in (MHAPi) 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 preserves the right to deliver the software only to qualified users. Qualification is dependent on professional use and on conformance to the German export control laws. To check the individual qualification, additional information of the user as requested below is mandatory.
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 Plug-in (MHAPi) 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.
5. Open Source Software
The MPEG-H Authoring Plug-in (MHAPi) includes Open Source Software (OSS). These OSS 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 OSS. Details about the used OSS and its licensing conditions and copyright terms can be found here.