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liba52 is a free library for decoding ATSC A/52 streams. It is released under the terms of the GPL license. The A/52 standard is used in a variety of applications, including digital television and DVD. It is also known as AC-3.

The main goals in liba52 development are:

  • Portability - Currently all of the code is written in C, and when we write platform-specific optimizations we will always keep a generic C routine to fall back on.
  • Reuseability - we do not want liba52 to include any project-specific code, but it should still include enough features to be used by very diverse projects.
  • Precision - We are trying to implement all of the A/52 standard, and to have a very precise output by doing all the calculations in floating point. We have a test suite that detects any deviation in the output when compared to previous versions. We do not have access to official A/52 test vectors though, so we have to use our judgement to ensure that such deviations are only intruduced when we fix bugs !
  • Speed - liba52 is really fast, on any modern PC it should take only a few percent of CPU time.



Application versions: 
File a52dec-0.7.4-1.armv7hl.rpm70.33 KB09/05/2015 - 00:59

- Initial build


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