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G.729 Error Recovery for Internet Telephony

Rosenberg, Jonathan D.

This memorandum discusses the use of the ITU G.729 CS-ACELP speech coder on the Internet for telephony applications. In particular, the memo explores issues of error resiliency and recovery. In particular, the paper considers two questions. First, given N consecutive frame erasures (due to packet losses), how long does the decoder take to resynchronize its state with the encoder? What is the strength of the resulting error signal, both in terms of objective and subjective measures? The second issue explores which particular factors contribute to the strength of the error signal: the distortion of the speech due to the incorrect concealment of the erasures, or the subsequent distortion due to the loss of state synchronization, even though correct packets are being received. Both objective and subjective measures are used to characterize the importance of each of these two factors.

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Academic Units
Computer Science
Publisher
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Series
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-016-01
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April 22, 2011