This was confirmed by the company in a publication on its official blog, in the midst of its desire to continue expanding spaces. According to Meta, they want the new audio format created by them to far exceed MP3 quality.
It should be noted that MP3 is the standard format that has been consolidated in the world of audio files for more than two decades. As Meta pointed out in her blog, they are in full development of a new audio compression method based on artificial intelligence.
This artificial intelligence is called “EnCodec”, and it will be the term with which Meta will recognize its audio tool. They also confirmed that they will have the capacity to compress the MP3 format up to 10 times, without losing audio quality.
Meta Quest will be tied to this audio codec
Meta’s virtual reality glasses system will use this audio format to handle this type of file.
This was also explained by the company on their blog, where they explained that the encoder transforms the data, uncompressed, and turns it into a lower speed representation.
In that same sense, it is that the quantifier reduces said representation to the desired size. And finally, the decoder converts all data into audio, it does so in real time using the artificial intelligence neural network.