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ARCADE 3D-audio codec: an implementation for the web

François Becker, Benjamin Bernard, Clément Carron
This poster introduces the implementation of the ARCADE 3D-audio codec for web browsers. ARCADE can embed a full 3D audio scene in a simple stereo-compatible audio stream that can be further compressed with standard lossy compression schemes, aired to analog or digital radio receivers or even stored on analog supports. An ARCADE-encoded stream can be decoded to any 2D or 3D-audio rendering format, for instance using Vector-Based Amplitude Panning (VBAP), Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA), or personalized binaural with headtracking. ARCADE adapts seamlessly to the audio industry needs, from storage to production, distribution/delivery, and rendering. It finds uses in Virtual or Augmented Reality (VR/AR), movies, gaming, music, telepresence & teleconferencing. We present a JavaScript (JS) and Web Audio API implementation of the ARCADE decoder, which was originally written in C++11, along with technical details of the porting operations. Live demos of 3D-audio content transmission, decoding and dynamic binaural rendering will be given during the poster session.
            
@inproceedings{2017_EA_67,
  abstract = {This poster introduces the implementation of the ARCADE 3D-audio codec for web browsers. ARCADE can embed a full 3D audio scene in a simple stereo-compatible audio stream that can be further compressed with standard lossy compression schemes, aired to analog or digital radio receivers or even stored on analog supports. An ARCADE-encoded stream can be decoded to any 2D or 3D-audio rendering format, for instance using Vector-Based Amplitude Panning (VBAP), Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA), or personalized binaural with headtracking. ARCADE adapts seamlessly to the audio industry needs, from storage to production, distribution/delivery, and rendering. It finds uses in Virtual or Augmented Reality (VR/AR), movies, gaming, music, telepresence & teleconferencing. We present a JavaScript (JS) and Web Audio API implementation of the ARCADE decoder, which was originally written in C++11, along with technical details of the porting operations. Live demos of 3D-audio content transmission, decoding and dynamic binaural rendering will be given during the poster session.},
  address = {London},
  author = {Becker, François and Bernard, Benjamin and Carron, Clément},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Web Audio Conference},
  editor = {Thalmann, Florian and Ewert, Sebastian},
  month = {August},
  pages = {},
  publisher = {Queen Mary University of London},
  series = {WAC '17},
  title = {ARCADE 3D-audio codec: an implementation for the web},
  year = {2017},
  ISSN = {2663-5844}
}