Provided are an audio encoding method and apparatus and an audio decoding method and apparatus in which audio signals can be encoded or decoded so that sound images can be localized at any desired position for each object audio signal. The audio decoding method generating a third downmix signal by combining a first downmix signal extracted from a first audio signal and a second downmix signal extracted from a second audio signal; generating third object-based side information by combining first object-based side information extracted from the first audio signal and second object-based side information extracted from the second audio signal; converting the third object-based side information into channel-based side information; and generating a multi-channel audio signal using the third downmix signal and the channel-based side information.
|Patent number||US8762157 B2|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Jun 2014|
Kim, D. S., Pang, H. S., Lim, J. H., Yoon, S. Y., & Lee, H. (2014). Methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding object-based audio signals. (Patent No. US8762157 B2). http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8762157.PN.&OS=PN/8762157&RS=PN/8762157