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AAC Audio Playback Tests

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits

New: xHE-AAC Test Service

Are you interested in compliance verification of an xHE-AAC encoder or decoder? Consider the new xHE Test Service site.

New: xHE-AAC Bitrate Comparison

Click on the tab in the left menu for a comparison page showing the dramatic quality improvements available at lower bitrates with xHE-AAC compared to previous generation codecs.

Test AAC decoding support in your HTML5 web browser

This site provides web pages to test the playback of AAC audio bitstreams in your HTML5 web browser or web-enabled device. Select the appropriate page and player interfaces should appear in the page to allow you to play the bitstream. Internet Explorer 9+, Chrome, Safari and potentially other web browsers (including Firefox on most platforms) support stereo and multichannel playback of AAC as HTML5 objects.

Test AAC decoding in media players or hardware devices

All of the bitstreams presented here may be downloaded as files that can be played by local players or devices that are not web-enabled. Windows Media Player 12, QuickTime, and VLC, among others, offer AAC playback.