1484841-A1 is referenced by 12 patents.
A down sampler 13 down samples a digital signal in the sampling frequency thereof from 96 kHz to 48 kHz on a frame-by-frame basis. The converted signal is compression encoded and output as a main code Im. An up sampler 16 converts a partial signal corresponding to the main code Im to a signal having the original sampling frequency 96 kHz, for example. An error signal between the up sampled signal and an input digital signal is generated. An array converting and encoding unit 18 array converts bits of sample chains of the error signal, thereby outputting an error code Pe. On a decoding side, a high fidelity reproduced signal is obtained based on the main code Im and the error code Pe, or a reproduced signal is obtained based on the main code Im only.