The xHE-AAC Codec Test Service offers a tailored test suite containing audio files, bitstreams or other test tools ("test suite") to qualified manufacturers and users for testing their xHE-AAC codec implementations used in software products or devices. It is provided by Fraunhofer IIS for professional use only.
The xHE-AAC Codec Test Service allows manufacturers and users to upload the output files from their product testing generated by processing the test suite. The output files will be analyzed by a computer program running on the xHE-AAC Codec Test Service web server and an automatic test report will be sent to the user informing them whether their uploaded output files pass the xHE-AAC codec tests. All tests are conducted by manufacturers and users themselves and in no event is a manufacturer or user permitted to claim any approval or endorsement by Fraunhofer of its products nor to give the impression that Fraunhofer is involved in any verification tests conducted by them. The test suite and any test reports are proprietary information of Fraunhofer and solely for manufacturer’s and user’s internal usage and review. Manufacturers and users are allowed to publicly disclose the fact of their successfully tested products, but are not allowed to disclose test reports except to Fraunhofer.
2. User qualification
Registration and qualification for the use of the xHE-AAC Codec Test Service includes an individual, manual activation step on behalf of Fraunhofer. Fraunhofer reserves the right to deliver the test suite only to qualified manufacturers and users. Qualification is dependent on professional use and in conformance with the German export control laws and regulations. To approve the qualification, manufacturers and users are obligated to submit additional information as requested below.
3. Software license type
- The test suite license is for internal use only and can be used only for a limited time period as described in the Test Suite License Agreement
- Copying, modifying, decompiling, analyzing, reverse engineering or distributing any parts of the test suite and/or test reports is prohibited.