A new coding standard is backward compatible with an existing coding standard
if existing decoders (designed to operate with the existing coding standard)
are able to continue to operate by decoding all or part of a bitstream
produced according to the new coding standard.
The Bark is the standard unit corresponding to one critical band width
of human hearing.
The rate at which the compressed bitstream is delivered from the storage
medium to the input of a decoder.
An ordered series of bits that forms the coded representation of the data.
Normalising of the digital representation of an audio signal within a
certain time period.
Sequence of 8-bits.
A bit in a coded bitstream is byte-aligned if its position is a multiple
of 8-bits from either the first bit in the stream or the first bit in
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