This application actually consists of three different parts: the Aud-X executable file encoder/decoder; the Aud-X DirectShow decoder filter, and the Aud-X ACM encoder (for VirtualDubMod and other Audio compression Manager compatible software).
Each component has an important role.
The executable encoder/decoder performs independent sound compression (demuxed movie soundtracks or multichannel recordings) and conversion from Aud-X to 6 channel PCM or AC3 format.
The DirectShow Filter ensures compatibility with most multimedia software players using DirectX, while the ACM encoder encodes movies using the Audio Compression Manager compatible software.
Aud-X surround codec performs both encoding and decoding. The quality for audio encoding starts from 80 kbps and it can reach a maximum of 192 kbps.
The formats supported by Aud-X surround codec are AC3 and WAV. When it comes to decoding, the input format handled by Aud-X surround codec is MP3, which can be transformed to AC3 or PCM.
Aud-X surround codec can be set as the default codec for decoding AC3, PCM, MP3 and Aud-X streams. This tool can also be used when you have other decoders installed to your computer, too, in which case this filter will be the last one used during stream processing.
Aud-X surround codec is one of the best choices when you want to transform regular music into surround audio. Any user is encouraged to try this tool, regardless of their level of experience.
Aud-X surround codec is easy to use and it produces great results with minimum effort.
It also decodes MP3 files which can be turned to AC3 tracks with different bitrate values.