Abstract for robinson_tr156

Cambridge University Engineering Department Technical Report CUED/F-INFENG/TR156


Tony Robinson

December 1994

This report describes a program that performs compression of waveform files such as audio data. A simple predictive model of the waveform is used followed by Huffman coding of the prediction residuals. This is both fast and near optimal for many commonly occuring waveform signals. This framework is then extended to lossy coding under the conditions of maximising the segmental signal to noise ratio on a per frame basis and coding to a fixed acceptable signal to noise ratio.

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