25 relations: Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding, Advanced Audio Coding, Audio codec, Compact disc, Compression artifact, Data compression, Digital Audio Tape, Digital rights management, File Allocation Table, Flash memory, Fostex, Lossy compression, MiniDisc, MP3, Pulse-code modulation, SonicStage, Sony, Sound Devices, USB, USB flash drive, USB mass storage device class, Walkman, WAV, Windows Media Audio, XLR connector.
Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding (ATRAC) is a family of proprietary audio compression algorithms developed by Sony.
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is a proprietary audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression.
An audio codec is a codec (a device or computer program capable of encoding or decoding a digital data stream) that encodes or decodes audio.
Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982.
A compression artifact (or artefact) is a noticeable distortion of media (including images, audio, and video) caused by the application of lossy compression.
In signal processing, data compression, source coding, or bit-rate reduction involves encoding information using fewer bits than the original representation.
Digital Audio Tape (DAT or R-DAT) is a signal recording and playback medium developed by Sony and introduced in 1987.
Digital rights management (DRM) is a set of access control technologies for restricting the use of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works.
File Allocation Table (FAT) is a computer file system architecture and a family of industry-standard file systems utilizing it.
Flash memory is an electronic (solid-state) non-volatile computer storage medium that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed.
Fostex (フォステクスカンパニー) is a Japanese audio equipment manufacturer.
In information technology, lossy compression or irreversible compression is the class of data encoding methods that uses inexact approximations and partial data discarding to represent the content.
MiniDisc (MD) is a magneto-optical disc-based data storage format offering a capacity of 74 minutes and, later, 80 minutes, of digitized audio or 1 gigabyte of Hi-MD data.
MP3 (formally MPEG-1 Audio Layer III or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III) is an audio coding format for digital audio.
Pulse-code modulation (PCM) is a method used to digitally represent sampled analog signals.
SonicStage is the name for Sony software that is used for managing portable devices when they are plugged into a computer running Microsoft Windows.
is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo.
Sound Devices is an American corporation headquartered in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, with additional offices in Madison, WI and Berlin, Germany.
USB (abbreviation of Universal Serial Bus), is an industry standard that was developed to define cables, connectors and protocols for connection, communication, and power supply between personal computers and their peripheral devices.
A USB flash drive, also variously known as a thumb drive, pen drive, gig stick, flash stick, jump drive, disk key, disk on key (after the original M-Systems DiskOnKey drive from 2000), flash-drive, memory stick (not to be confused with the Sony Memory Stick), USB stick or USB memory, is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated USB interface.
The USB mass storage device class (also known as USB MSC or UMS) is a set of computing communications protocols defined by the USB Implementers Forum that makes a USB device accessible to a host computing device and enables file transfers between the host and the USB device.
Walkman is a Sony brand tradename, originally used for portable audio cassette players from the late 1970s onwards.
Waveform Audio File Format (WAVE, or more commonly known as WAV due to its filename extension - both pronounced "wave") (rarely, Audio for Windows) is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing an audio bitstream on PCs.
Windows Media Audio (WMA) is the name of a series of audio codecs and their corresponding audio coding formats developed by Microsoft.
The XLR connector is a style of electrical connector, primarily found on professional audio, video, and stage lighting equipment.