Method for Adapting to Specific Audio Encoding Algorithms
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
A method is described which verifies the ability to correctly playback Audio Data since Audio Data may be recorded in a number of incompatible formats. Part of the Audio Descriptor is a parameter called the "encoding/Compression Algorithm ID." This is a mandatory parameter and provides identifiers for all IBM Audio encoding algorithms. Because it is mandatory, the "...Algorithm ID" always appears in the Pass Through control block. The internal processes within other programs that process Audio information may now choose to create and monitor the "Encoding/compression Algorithm ID" parameter. In accordance with the new method, at Audio Note record time, the audio access method observes the algorithm used to record the note.