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Methods And Systems For Determining Audio Loudness Levels In Programming

  • Published: Jul 8, 2008
  • Family: 6
  • Cited Works: 15
  • Cited by: 32
  • Cites: 18
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An example of a method of correcting an audio level of a stored program asset comprises retrieving a stored program asset having audio encoded at a first loudness setting. Dialog of the audio of the asset is identified, a loudness of the dialog is determined and the determined loudness is compared to the first loudness setting. The asset is re-encoded at a second loudness setting corresponding to the determined loudness, if the first loudness setting and the second loudness are different by more than a predetermined amount. The determined loudness is preferably a DIALNORM of the dialog. The asset may be stored with the re-encoded loudness setting. The method may be applied to programs as they are being received from a source, as well. Aspects of the method may also be applied to programs to be provided by a source. Systems are also disclosed.

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  • Publication: Jul 8, 2008
  • Application: Aug 25, 2003
    US US 64762803 A
  • Priority: Aug 25, 2003
    US US 64762803 A

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