Method and apparatus for encoding signals

  • US 7,490,037 B2
  • Filed: 06/02/2005
  • Issued: 02/10/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/01/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of encoding signals, in particular digitized audio signals, the method comprising the steps of:

  • providing an encoding device for encoding a signal in an encoding format;

    providing a processing device for processing the encoded signal; and

    providing a control device for determining the encoding format, wherein the encoding format corresponds to at least one property of the processing device, and wherein the control device determines the encoding format by carrying out at least the following steps;

    transmitting a test signal to the processing device, wherein the test signal is transmitted by a test signal generator of the control device; and

    detecting at least one property of the processing device.

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