MPEG audio with emphasis not played

Christophe Massiot christophe.massiot at
Wed Sep 5 18:38:03 CEST 2001

On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 10:18:03PM +0200, Christophe Massiot wrote:

>Is there any reason for such a discrimination on the 'emphasis' ?

Yes there is. MPEG audio uses only a 12-bit sync word, which is very often
emulated. In case you take the stream at a random place (such as when reading
from a network), you may quite well catch an emulated sync word. So we
thought using 2 extra bits would be surer, but apparently we can't.

Christophe Massiot.

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