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Android Apps for Absolute Beginners by Wallace Jackson

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Appendix    A

Audio Concepts, Terminology, and Codecs

This appendix will help get you to get up to speed on the foundation of audio, as well as on digital audio concepts, terminology, and codecs (file formats) supported in the Android OS.

I added this appendix to make sure that you have a deep understanding of the digital audio new media assets that you will be creating, optimizing, and eventually “rendering” using Android’s digital audio compatible classes such as SoundPool, MediaPlayer, Uri and MediaController.

Analog Audio and Digital Audio: History, Concepts, and Theory

For developers to use digital audio assets wisely and optimally, they will need to know the basic foundation of both analog audio and digital audio—where they came from, ...

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