May 26, 2018
Libmad library (part of MAD project)
MAD is a high-quality MPEG audio decoder. It currently supports MPEG-1 as well as the MPEG-2 extension to Lower Sampling Frequencies. All three audio layers Layer I, Layer II, and Layer III a.k.a. MP3 are fully implemented.
MAD does not yet support MPEG-2 multichannel audio although it should be backward compatible with such streams or AAC, nor does it support the so-called MPEG 2.5 format.
MAD has the following special features
- 24-bit PCM output
- 100 fixed-point integer computation
- completely new implementation based on the ISO/IEC standards
- distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License GPL
The software is distributed as a library libmad and command-line front-end madplay.