With the trend of merging various communication networks, a need arises to provide transcoding between different speech coding formats. Presently this means cross tandeming the two coders in each case. This results in both quality loss and extra delay. A possible alternative is using a bitstream mapping approach that directly converts parameter values. For several standard coders having a similar coding structure, it should be possible to generate comparable or better quality without adding much delay or complexity. This paper proposes a bitstream mapping method between ITU-T Recommendation G.729 and TIA IS-641. Informal listening tests and the perceptual subjective quality measure (PSQM) scores show that the proposed method has better quality than the cross tandeming method, while it has at least 5 ms less delay and six times less computation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Signal Processing
- Media Technology
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering