xHE-AAC now enables uninterrupted streaming of audio content in two prestigious Microsoft products. With the support of Fraunhofer IIS, the tech giant has integrated the codec into Windows 11 and distributed it to all users worldwide as part of
a service update. Microsoft’s Xbox console also received an
xHE-AAC decoder via an update.
At the 2022 World Cup, soccer fans in Brazil and South Korea experienced the benefits of MPEG-H Audio. Brazil’s largest media corporation Grupo Globo broadcast the event in MPEG-H Audio on three of its five commercial channels. In addition, comprehensive tests were carried out before the launch of the TV 3.0 standard with MPEG-H Audio as the mandatory audio codec. SBS, one of South Korea’s leading broadcasters, streamed the mega sporting event via an app in which viewers could choose between different audio presets.
In the domain of communication codecs, LC3 became the mandatory Bluetooth Low Energy profile earlier this year. Since then, it has been enhancing the listening experience of users of wireless devices. Meanwhile, LC3plus has been certified by the Japanese Audio Society for the prestigious Hi-Res Audio Wireless Logo program.