A New Criterion and Associated Bit Allocation Method for Current Audio Coding Standards

C. M. Liu; W. J. Lee; R. S. Hong
DAFx-2002 - Hamburg
This paper presents a new noise-shaping criterion. Based on the new criterion, we derive an efficient bit allocation method. The bit allocation method is applicable to the current audio standards like MPEG1 Layer 3 and MPEG4 AAC. The bit allocation method has gained a speed up for more than ten and has resulted in better quality over the traditional two nested loop method presented in ISO draft. The experiments illustrated the correction of the objective measurement criterion and the new allocation has shown the deterministic method instead of the iteration method to achieve the high allocation efficiency and best quality.