Web audio – Sono Webs http://sonowebs.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 06:22:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sonowebs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-favicon-5-32x32.png Web audio – Sono Webs http://sonowebs.com/ 32 32 UP Govt plans audio guides for Kashi Vishwanath Dham visitors on web and mobile https://sonowebs.com/up-govt-plans-audio-guides-for-kashi-vishwanath-dham-visitors-on-web-and-mobile/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 03:04:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/up-govt-plans-audio-guides-for-kashi-vishwanath-dham-visitors-on-web-and-mobile/ What do the sculpture of Bharat Mata on a symbolic background of India, and the statues of Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar and saint Adi Shankaracharya at Kashi Vishwanath Dham mean? Soon, visitors to this sprawling resort in Varanasi could listen to it all through audio guides on a website and mobile app, and tap smart kiosks […]]]>

What do the sculpture of Bharat Mata on a symbolic background of India, and the statues of Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar and saint Adi Shankaracharya at Kashi Vishwanath Dham mean?

Soon, visitors to this sprawling resort in Varanasi could listen to it all through audio guides on a website and mobile app, and tap smart kiosks to set up all over the hallway. The idea, a senior Uttar Pradesh government official told News18, is “to inform visitors about the cultural, spiritual and historical aspects of Kashi Vishwanath Dham in precise and lucid language” in a 45-minute audio tour. minutes to an hour. covering all major sites in the Kashi Vishwanath Dham corridor.

The mobile app would be able to cater to daily visitors from 3 lakh to 5.5 lakh at Kashi Vishwanath Dham. First, a committee of historians and academicians will approve a script for the audio tour and the audio or audio-visual tours will be put on a progressive web app and mobile app with a “story, narration, background score and compelling sound effects”. officials say. The app would host an interactive hallway map to help the user navigate and know where they can go.

The audio tour can also be used via QR codes to be placed in different places in the hallway. Apart from this, the installation of smart kiosks with smart touchscreens will be at six locations in the hallway which will reflect all the content available on the audio guide. The audio tour program will cover 20 spots and will be available in English, Hindi and other specified languages ​​like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Marathi.

The Kashi Vishwanath Dham project now spans five lakh square feet and has a host of facilities such as “yatri suvidha kendras”, tourist facilitation centers, Vedic kendras, mumukshu bhavan, bhojshala, city museum, gallery observation and food areas. Visitors miss seeing a lot of things in the hallway and authorities hope to enrich the visitor experience with the new system. The number of pilgrims to the Kashi Vishwanath temple has increased dramatically since the Prime Minister inaugurated the hall last year.

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Android apps on Windows 11 get better audio recording for Insiders https://sonowebs.com/android-apps-on-windows-11-get-better-audio-recording-for-insiders/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 21:56:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/android-apps-on-windows-11-get-better-audio-recording-for-insiders/ The latest Windows Subsystem update for Android improves audio recording quality and two-factor authentication. Microsoft is rolling out a new Windows Subsystem update for Android to the Dev and Beta channels of the Windows Insider Program. The update brings the platform to version 2210.40000.7.0 and focuses on new experience improvements, although there are no major […]]]>

The latest Windows Subsystem update for Android improves audio recording quality and two-factor authentication.


Microsoft is rolling out a new Windows Subsystem update for Android to the Dev and Beta channels of the Windows Insider Program. The update brings the platform to version 2210.40000.7.0 and focuses on new experience improvements, although there are no major new feature additions.


One of the improvements in this release is better audio recording quality for Android apps on Windows, so apps like Voice Memos should be a bit more useful now. Microsoft also mentions improvements to OAuth scenarios, which should mean users can now log into certain apps and websites more reliably.

This update also adds support for MPEG2 video decoding and brings improvements to the camera experience if your device does not have a camera. This means that apps that use the camera should now handle the absence of a camera a little better. Microsoft also mentions generic input reliability improvements. Finally, the version of Chromium that powers the web experience on Android has been updated to version 106.

It’s not the most exciting update, but these incremental upgrades make the experience ever smoother for users and developers alike, so apps can be tested more effectively on a Windows device at using the Windows Subsystem for Android. Microsoft releases these updates on a monthly basis, and last month’s update also included camera-related improvements, along with many others.

Android apps on Windows 11 are currently available in 31 countries. Initially, the feature only rolled out in the US with access to a limited number of apps, but through testing with Insiders and other users, the experience has become more stable and, by Consequently, it has been rolled out to more markets. There are over 50,000 apps available for download through the Amazon Appstore, although you can download apps not available there if you wish.

If you’re a Windows Insider in the Dev or Beta channels, you can get the latest Windows Subsystem update for Android through the Microsoft Store.


Source: Microsoft

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Wireless Audio Devices Market Overview: Industry Dynamics, New Technologies and Forecast to 2032 | https://sonowebs.com/wireless-audio-devices-market-overview-industry-dynamics-new-technologies-and-forecast-to-2032/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 11:08:02 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/wireless-audio-devices-market-overview-industry-dynamics-new-technologies-and-forecast-to-2032/ Wireless Audio Devices Market Overview: The wireless audio devices market is expected to grow at a CAGR of during the forecast period. According to the Wireless Audio Devices Market research report, the global wireless audio devices market is expected to grow at a rapid rate in the coming years. According to analysts, the high rate […]]]>

Wireless Audio Devices Market Overview:

The wireless audio devices market is expected to grow at a CAGR of during the forecast period. According to the Wireless Audio Devices Market research report, the global wireless audio devices market is expected to grow at a rapid rate in the coming years. According to analysts, the high rate of adoption of wireless audio devices in medical institutions along with the growing need to meet unique device identification mandates will drive the market growth over the forecast period. The Wireless Audio Devices Market research report offers a comprehensive analysis of the global Wireless Audio Devices market and its components, system type and end-use segments. High implementation cost along with sudden drop in the number of surgical procedures are the elements that might influence the advancement of the wireless audio devices market throughout the forecast period. The Wireless Audio Devices Market research report by expert industry analysts is developed to assist organizations in the Wireless Audio Devices market.

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Wireless Audio Devices Market Key Players

Improving economies and high disposable income are believed to drive the growth of the wireless audio device market globally. The global Wireless Audio Devices market might be challenged by slow economic growth in some regional markets, nevertheless, the Wireless Audio Devices market organizations will continue the growth rate. Players Sony Corporation, Harman International Inc., Apple Inc., Beats Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Bose Corporation, JVC Kenwood, DEI Holdings Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Logitech International SA and LG Electronics.

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Segmentation of the wireless audio device market

The global wireless audio device market has been segmented on the basis of components, system type and end use. On the basis of components, the wireless audio device market is segmented on the basis of hardware, software and services. Further, the market, on the basis of system type, is segmented into barcode tracking and radio frequency identification. The global wireless audio devices market is also covered based on end-use segment which is further divided into Hospitals and Others.

Major elements such as epidemic outbreak might hamper the growth of the Wireless Audio Devices market. However, according to the Wireless Audio Devices Market Research Report, better inventory management with the convenience offered by wireless audio devices along with the growing number of surgical instruments used by healthcare professionals worldwide will propel growth throughout the forecast period. The wireless audio device market is expected to register growth at a high CAGR owing to these key factors. The exploration of components, system type and end-use segments along with regional markets has been given in the global Wireless Audio Devices Market research report. Research analysts studying the Wireless Audio Devices market have published market forecasts in the Wireless Audio Devices Market research report to support businesses based on the Wireless Audio Devices market. The Wireless Audio Devices Market research report provides an in-depth understanding of the Wireless Audio Devices market based on the information and forecast till 2032. By Product Type (Wireless Headphones & Microphones, Wireless Speaker Systems, Soundbars, Others), By Technology (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay, Others), By End-Use Industry (Commercial, Large public, automobile, others).

Regional Analysis of Wireless Audio Devices

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World regional market for Wireless Audio Devices are majorly covered in the global Wireless Audio Devices Market research report. Country-level Wireless Audio Devices Markets split across North America – United States, Canada, and Mexico are also covered in the report. In South America, Brazil and other country-level wireless audio device markets are covered in the report. In the Asia-Pacific region, the markets covered domestically are Japan, India, China and others. The Wireless Audio Devices market research report also explores the regional Wireless Audio Devices market present in Europe in UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany etc. The Wireless Audio Devices market research report also covers the Rest of the World regional markets alongside the Africa and Middle East Wireless Audio Devices markets.

North America (United States, Canada and Mexico), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia and Australia), South America (Brazil, Argentina), Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia and Italy), Middle East and Africa (United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and South Africa)

Wireless Audio Devices Market TOC

Global Wireless Audio Devices Market Research Report

Table 1 Wireless Audio Devices Market Overview

Table 2 Global economic impact on the industry

Table 3 Global Wireless Audio Devices Market Competition by Manufacturers

Table 4 Global Production, Revenue (Value) by Region

Table 5 Global Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Regions

Table 6 Global Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type

Table 7 Global Wireless Audio Devices Market Analysis by Application

Table 8 Manufacturing cost analysis

Table 9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers

Table 10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders

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  • Quantitative review of current trends, dynamics and projections from 2023 to 2032.
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  • Finally, by presenting balanced information under one roof, this Wireless Audio Devices report saves you time and money.

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Nugen Audio Halo Vision Review https://sonowebs.com/nugen-audio-halo-vision-review/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 10:24:13 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/nugen-audio-halo-vision-review/ Nugen Audio Halo Vision: what is it? Halo Vision (AU, VST3, AAX) is a real-time analysis suite for surround and immersive audio capable DAWs and supports up to 7.1.2. Its modular design and customizable interface lets you open and resize only the analyzers you need, and most modules include ranges, colors, and more. user definable. […]]]>

Nugen Audio Halo Vision: what is it?

Halo Vision (AU, VST3, AAX) is a real-time analysis suite for surround and immersive audio capable DAWs and supports up to 7.1.2. Its modular design and customizable interface lets you open and resize only the analyzers you need, and most modules include ranges, colors, and more. user definable.

On a global level, you access a bunch of presets via the top bar. There is also a selection of DAW-specific multi-channel routing presets that can override the automatic option if needed. Halo Vision follows Dolby Atmos’ recommended naming for surround channels, but be aware that some DAWs use their own labeling (Logic Pro for example).

Nugen Audio HaloVision

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Nugen Audio Halo Vision: performance and verdict

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How to Get 5.1 Audio in Google Chrome and Desktop Spotify for Windows https://sonowebs.com/how-to-get-5-1-audio-in-google-chrome-and-desktop-spotify-for-windows/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 17:16:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/how-to-get-5-1-audio-in-google-chrome-and-desktop-spotify-for-windows/ If you have a 5.1 sound system, you might be wondering why Google Chrome and Spotify’s desktop client only use two speakers. These important apps do not provide an option to mix stereo sound to multiple speakers (like a 5.1 setup). Worse still, they can “smash” the multi-stream audio and only send it to two […]]]>

If you have a 5.1 sound system, you might be wondering why Google Chrome and Spotify’s desktop client only use two speakers.


These important apps do not provide an option to mix stereo sound to multiple speakers (like a 5.1 setup). Worse still, they can “smash” the multi-stream audio and only send it to two of your speakers in stereo.

Fortunately, the problems of both programs are “fixable” and the solutions are very similar. So let’s see how to re-enable 5.1 audio output in Google Chrome and Spotify’s desktop client on Windows.


What is 5.1 channel audio?

Almost all movies and TV shows now include at least 5.1 channels of audio, if not more, to provide a “true surround sound audio” experience. The audio we play should ideally include a separate sound channel for each of our speakers. For more information on how multi-channel audio works, see our article on how to understand surround sound systems for beginners.

However, it is easier to output audio for just two channels, and any surround effect is diminished when listening to audio through headphones. As a result, the music remained stereo and two-channel.

By default, if you buy a multi-speaker system to enjoy positional audio in movies and series, you will only use two of these speakers to listen to music. Fortunately, most audio equipment today, especially PC audio systems, can mix stereo audio and output it to multiple channels.

Despite this, Google Chrome and Spotify’s desktop app can only handle stereo sound for two speakers. Worse, even if the original audio has multiple channels, they may still only output sound from the front left and front right speakers. And, icing on the cake, they offer no option to modify this behavior.

Fortunately, some “hidden switches” can solve this little inconvenience.

It’s worth noting that Spotify and Google Chrome aren’t the only apps that provide a less than optimal experience when trying to output multi-channel audio. That’s why we also have a guide on how to enable 5.1 surround sound on YouTube TV on Google TV, Android TV and Roku.

An example of making a stereo upmix

After the following adjustments, audio with more than two channels should play through all speakers. Stereo audio, on the other hand, must be mixed separately.

Most in-car and external audio systems offer stereo mixing. However, as it depends on the bundled software, we cannot provide specific instructions on how to enable this feature on every audio system.

Let’s take Creative’s old but popular X-Fi sound card as an example.

Creative Xfi Control Panel

After launching the sound card software control panel, select the first icon to enter the speaker configuration. Make sure you have chosen the correct number of speakers.

Creative Xfi speaker setup

Click the fourth icon on the main display of the sound control panel to upmix stereo audio using CMSS-3D. Click the little speaker icon to check the results.

Creative Xfi CMSS 3D

You can use the slider under Stereo Envelope to “shift” the sound to the front or rear speakers.

CMSS-3D offers two stereo mixing modes. Click the Surround button in the CMSS-3D panel to choose between them.

  • Develop retains mostly stereo sound, but “spills” it to the rear speakers for richer sound.
  • Surround attempts to create a virtual audio “sphere” around you.

If you want to listen to stereo music from Spotify through all your surround speakers, be sure to enable any similar feature on your PC sound system.

To clarify further: the tweaks we’ll see next enable multi-channel audio output in Chrome and Spotify, but they don’t mix stereo.

If your sound system is not configured to upmix stereo audio, you will only hear sound from your two front speakers.

A simple solution for multi-speaker mode on Spotify and Google Chrome

Spotify’s desktop app and Google Chrome cannot be used in the terminal. And yet, this is a command line switch that can force either to output audio to a multi-speaker audio setup.

However, typing the same command each time you want to launch Google Chrome or Spotify in multi-speaker mode can quickly become tedious. So let’s see how you can create a shortcut for each app that includes the command line switch to launch it in multi-speaker mode.

Note that whenever you want each app to play audio on all your speakers, you’ll need to launch it from this custom shortcut.

How to Enable Multi-Speaker Mode for Spotify

Right-click on an empty spot on your desktop and select New > Shortcut in the menu that appears. The Windows Create Shortcut wizard will appear on your screen.

New Windows 10 desktop shortcut

Click in the text field below Type the location of the item and enter the following:

Spotify 
Windows10 Spotify Shortcut Command

Then, as suggested, click Next Continue.

Windows 10 Spotify Shortcut Name

Click in the text field below Type a name for this shortcut and do as instructed. Although you can type anything, it would be better if you named your shortcut appropriately. A simple “Spotify” will do.

How to Enable Multi-Speaker Mode for Chrome

The solution to having Chrome audio output to all speakers in your multi-speaker setup is almost identical to Spotify.

Chrome does not register a global descriptor to launch it by name only. Thus, you must enter its full path in the Windows Create Shortcut wizard. Instead of manually finding its executable, you can do the following:

  1. Use the Start or Search menu to locate Google’s browser. Once found, do not launch it.
  2. Right click on its icon and choose Open File Location from the context menu.
  3. Your default file manager will appear on your screen, displaying the contents of the Start menu folder. Chrome’s shortcut will be one of them.
  4. Drag and drop this shortcut to an empty spot on your desktop using the right mouse button. Select Create shortcuts here in the menu that appears.
  5. Right-click on the new Chrome shortcut on your desktop and select Properties.
  6. Make sure you’re on the Shortcut tongue. Click in the third text field, next to the “plain” Targetwhich should already contain the full path to the Google browser executable file.
  7. Go to the end of this line, press Space once, then type the following:
    --try-supported-channel-layouts

The whole line should look like this:

"C:FullPathTochrome.exe" --try-supported-channel-layouts
Windows10 Chrome shortcut command

As we have seen in the case of Spotify, and as suggested by the assistant, click on Next proceed. Then, under Type a name for this shortcutgive your new custom shortcut a name.

Windows 10 Chrome Shortcut Name

Click on Finish to save the shortcut to your desktop.

Workarounds for Chrome

Although the above mentioned solution worked for us, some claim that it did not produce the desired results for them. Instead, they had to use one of the following alternatives:

  • –force-wave-audio
  • –disable-audio-output-resampler

If you’ve noticed that any of them look the same as the switch used for Spotify, that’s because they are. Spotify’s desktop app is built with the Electron.js framework, which means it’s a “web app” running on a bundled version of Chrome.

Troubleshooting steps for issues that may arise

Do Spotify and Google Chrome, even after the tweaks we’ve seen, insist on producing stereo sound from just two speakers? Is it even worse and you hear nothing at all? It’s worth trying Windows’ automated troubleshooter.

These troubleshooters rightly have a bad reputation on older versions of Windows (up to Windows 8). Even though they forced the user to go through many steps, they still couldn’t fix most of the issues. However, in later versions of Windows, these troubleshooters can ensure that a device is configured correctly and that the correct drivers are installed.

To troubleshoot your PC’s sound system in Windows 10 and 11, use search to find “sound settings”. Once found, launch it.

Start menu sound settings

Make sure the drop-down menu under Choose your output device is set to your speakers.

If so, look main volume a little below. If that’s not the problem either, being muted or too low, it’s worth trying the troubleshooter.

Click on the Troubleshoot button directly below the main volume.

Troubleshooting Windows Sound

Follow the troubleshooting wizard’s suggestions. If it asks you to try other settings or download new drivers, answer positively.

Hopefully, when finished, you should be able to hear multi-channel sound coming from all your speakers.

Get ready for a stereo future

No matter how many speakers you get, most people think two speakers are enough for desktop PCs. And when using a laptop, headphones are best for mobility. So the stereo output prioritization of Chrome and Spotify is appropriate.

Because of this, the tweaks we’ve seen may stop working in the future. And if that happens, hopefully we can find another way to get our multi-channel audio back. Until then, enjoy your surround sound.

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Thursday Night Football (TNF) game crashing and audio issues https://sonowebs.com/thursday-night-football-tnf-game-crashing-and-audio-issues/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 12:43:18 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/thursday-night-football-tnf-game-crashing-and-audio-issues/ New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….The original story (published October 7, 2022) follows: With high expectations, Amazon kicked off the inaugural first regular season of Thursday Night Football games in September. The company made history by becoming the first exclusive holder of the NFL’s national broadcast rights. Thursday Night Football (TNF) […]]]>

New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….
The original story (published October 7, 2022) follows:

With high expectations, Amazon kicked off the inaugural first regular season of Thursday Night Football games in September.

The company made history by becoming the first exclusive holder of the NFL’s national broadcast rights. Thursday Night Football (TNF) could pave the way for more deals in the future.

The Thursday Night Football (TNF) game continues to freeze

But it looks like they’ve cleared their first hurdle, as many subscribers were confused by the experience of watching TNF on Amazon Prime Video (1,2,3,4,5,6).

Source

Since users pay money to view the game, it should work without any issues. However, this is not the case as the stream lags or buffers many of them.

Several users have taken to Twitter to complain about the constant freezing throughout the Thursday Night Football (TNF) game stream, despite having a stable high-speed internet connection.

Pretty awesome paying @PrimeVideo just to watch the @NFL game tonight between the @Broncos and @Colts and the stream keeps freezing or stopping every few minutes. Pathetic and the game too. If it is not broke, do not fix it !
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I have Prime and watched all 10 minutes of every TNF game (plus the one I had on local TV) – and that’s generous. These Thursday night games have SUUCCKKEEDD
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Not only that, but many are having audio issues when watching the Thursday Night Football (TNF) game (1,2,3,4).

In some circumstances the audio seems to be out of sync with the video while others claim that the overall sound quality is very poor.

Amazon Prime TNF audio issues
Source

Amazon support suggested a few troubleshooting methods like leaving and re-entering the game stream, changing the stream quality, and disabling the Motion setting on your TV, but nothing seems to work.

This is really frustrating and infuriates many users as they cannot watch Thursday Night Football (TNF) game and now ask for free Amazon Prime Video subscription as compensation.

Hulu users have also encountered a similar problem with NBC Sunday Night Football Show. So it seems like these online platforms just can’t match cable TV when it comes to the sports viewing experience.

Update 1 (October 14, 2022)

09:30 (IST): According to reports, Amazon Prime Video users again faced technical issues while streaming the recent Thursday Night Football (TNF) game.

Why isn’t anyone talking about the glitch in Thursday night’s main football video broadcast?
Source

Update 2 (October 21, 2022)

4:05 p.m. (IST): According to reports, some Amazon Prime users (1,2,3,4,5) were again facing buffering and freezing issues when playing TNF.

Update 3 (October 28, 2022)

6:17 p.m. (IST): According Descent detector, Amazon Prime Video was having issues during last night’s TNF game. However, the issue has since been resolved.

Update 4 (04 November 2022)

5:58 p.m. (IST): Some Amazon Prime users (1,2,3,4) are again having issues with the Thursday Night Football game. They feel that the quality of the stream is quite jerky and poor.

To note: We have more stories like this in our Amazon section so be sure to follow them as well.

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Start a new cycle of growth https://sonowebs.com/start-a-new-cycle-of-growth/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/start-a-new-cycle-of-growth/ H1 2022 results BRUSSELS, October 17, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory news: Targetspot (formerly AudioValley) (Paris:ALTGS) (Brussels:ALTGS) is publishes its accounts for the first half of 2022. The Group also unveils its new three-year strategic plan, Audio 2025, aimed at accelerating its transformation to position itself among the world leaders in digital audio technologies. The unaudited consolidated financial […]]]>

H1 2022 results

BRUSSELS, October 17, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory news:

Targetspot (formerly AudioValley) (Paris:ALTGS) (Brussels:ALTGS) is publishes its accounts for the first half of 2022. The Group also unveils its new three-year strategic plan, Audio 2025, aimed at accelerating its transformation to position itself among the world leaders in digital audio technologies.

The unaudited consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2022 were approved by the Board of Directors on October 17, 2022.

As of June 30, the Targetspot Group achieved a turnover of 14.5 M€ against 12.3 M€ a year earlier, representing a growth of 17.6%. Growth amounted to 11.7% at constant exchange rates (CER). The foreign exchange effect, linked to the appreciation of the dollar against the euro, was +5.9% in the first half.

As expected, the Group’s strong momentum was driven by the Targetspot division, which represented 92% of total sales in the first half. Responsible for the monetization of all digital audio channels (podcasts, web radios, music platforms), this division generated revenue of €13.6 million, up 19.8% (+13.3% at TCC). The division is progressing in all its geographical areas, with Europe in the lead (+36.1%) and continued strong momentum in North America (+11.1%).

In K€, IFRS Standards

H1 2022

H1 2021

Turnover

14,497

12,332

Costs of sales

(7,247)

(6,511)

Staff costs

(5,503)

(4,471)

Other ch. administrative and commercial

(3,711)

(1,763)

EBITDA

(1,964)

(413)

Depreciation and amortization, other ch.

(2,180)

(2,055)

EBIT

(4,144)

(2,468)

Other income and expenses

(2)

Operating income

(4,144)

(2,470)

bottom line

(1,158)

(818)

Income taxes

(253)

(2)

The result of the exercise

(5,555)

(3,290)

Summary by Division

REVENUE BY DIVISION in H1 2022, in K€

WinampComment

Target

Company

Band

Revenue

1,111

13,386

14,497

Cost of sales

(439)

(6,808)

(7247)

Gross margin

672

6,578

7,250

Personal expenses

(965)

(4,219)

(319)

(5,503)

Other administrative and commercial costs

(1,378)

(1,868)

(534)

(3,780)

Other operating income / expenses

26

43

69

EBITDA by division

(1,671)

517

(810)

(1,964)

Gross margin increase, Targetspot EBITDA nearly quadrupled

Gross margin increased by 24.5% Group-wide in the first half of 2022 to reach 7.2 million euros, driven by the dynamics of Targetspot’s core business. Despite this positive trend, EBITDA was negative at -€2 million, compared to -€0.4 million a year earlier, due to the development efforts of the Winamp division. After amortization and depreciation, operating profit was -€4.1 million.

The financial situation remains under control, with €11 million in equity and gross cash of €3.1 million. Financial debt amounted to €23 million compared to €17.6 million at the end of 2021.

Targetspot division, in k€

S1 2022

H1 2021

Revenue

13,386

11,178

Cost of sales

(6,808)

(6,044)

Gross margin

6,578

5,134

Personal expenses

(4,219)

(3,748)

Other administrative and commercial costs

(1,868)

(1,249)

Other operating income / expenses

26

EBITDA by division

517

137

The momentum of the Targetspot division resulted in revenue growth of 19.8% (+13.3% at constant exchange rates) and an increase in the gross margin which stands at 49.1% of revenue. revenue in H1 2022 compared to 45.9% in H1 2021. at €6.6m compared to €5.1m at June 30, 2021, up €1.5m.

EBITDA is positive at +€517k, i.e. nearly four times higher than at June 30, 2021.

Winamp division, in k€

S1 2022

S1 2021

Revenue

1,111

1,154

Cost of sales

(439)

(467)

Gross margin

672

687

Personal expenses

(965)

(595)

Other administrative and commercial costs

(1,378)

(344)

Other operating income / expenses

(2)

EBITDA by division

(1,671)

(254)

The Winamp subsidiary generated an EBITDA of -€1,671k in H1 2022, compared to -€254k in H1 2021. The trend is mainly due to an increase in personnel expenses, mainly for recruitments, the headcount having been increased by almost 40% in six months (54 employees at June 30, 2022 compared to 39 at the end of 2021). Winamp’s investments in technological and commercial development also impacted “Other administrative and commercial expenses”, in particular through the increased use of external service providers over the period.

AUDIO 2025: five strategic priorities to seize global market opportunities

The digital audio advertising market took off as the 2020s approached, marked by double-digit growth rates. The boom has been fueled by the proliferation of different sources of content (radio, music streaming, podcasts, video platforms, mobile games, audio books, etc.) and new technologies (including smartphones, connected speakers, headsets without wire and Apple CarPlay).

The digital audio market is expected to continue on this strong growth path, offering unprecedented benefits to all players in the ecosystem:

  • Listeners are more than ever looking for affinity content, available at any time of the day and including advertisements as close as possible to their centers of interest. Digital audio has become a daily companion for billions of consumers around the world.

  • Advertisers, looking for the best advertising efficiency, are attracted by a channel that guarantees unparalleled listening receptivity, highly qualified targeting and premium advertising formats. The shift in advertising investment from traditional FM radio to digital audio continues to accelerate.

  • With digital sound, editors take advantage of new levers to increase their audience and maximize monetization thanks to prices linked to the targeting capacities and the unique advertising receptivity of the medium.

An AdTech pioneer, Targetspot has developed independent, innovative and all-in-one solutions that have continuously strengthened its competitive advantage. To exploit the full potential of the market while improving its financial performance, the Group is today announcing a three-year strategic plan that will enable it to post solid performance in terms of growth and profitability over the long term.

Called Audio 2025, the plan has five priorities:

  • Aspeed through all aspects of digital audio. Initially limited to the monetization of radio audiences, the Targetspot market is developing in several extremely buoyant territories where the Group will continue to exploit its advantage by adapting its technological platform and forging partnerships with leading players, as we have seen recently seen in mobile games with Gadsme.

  • younit all resources for a single activity. To grow, Targetspot must focus all its resources and investments on a single core business. As announced last May, the Group intends to sell its subsidiary Winamp in order to refocus on the growing and profitable Targetspot division, which is already international.

  • Ddevelop international positions. Already very present in North America (two thirds of its turnover) and in Europe, Targetspot is now ready to accelerate internationally to strengthen its decisive advantage with major advertisers with global inventories. The Group initiated this acceleration this summer in Latin America, through a series of local partnerships.

  • Innovate to extend its lead in the market. Targetspot has a unique proprietary technology platform to monetize digital audiences, a platform it continuously updates to stay ahead of emerging competition. Going further, R&D priorities will focus on programmatic advertising and targeting capabilities.

Strong leverage effect on growth and profitability

The execution of this plan should enable AdTech to become the leader in digital audio in Europe and a challenger in North America, with solid positions in the rest of the world.

The Group will support this strategic ambition by strengthening its growth and profitability profile. For a scope of activity no longer including the Winamp subsidiary, Targetspot is aiming for an average annual growth in turnover of 20% over the period 2023-2025. By 2025, it plans to generate more than 50 million euros in annual turnover. As a reminder, the Targetspot division achieved a turnover of €26 million in 2021.

In terms of profitability, the Group aims to increase its EBITDA margin to more than 15% in 2025, i.e. double that of 2021 (7.6% for the Targetspot division).

On the strength of these new orientations, the Group is preparing to embark on a new development cycle enabling it to fully seize the opportunities of its market.

NEXT EVENT

Annual sales
January 26, 2023, after market close

About Targetspot
Targetspot, an AdTech company listed on the Brussels and Paris stock exchanges, has been a leader and pioneer in digital audio since 2007. Targetspot connects brands to their target audiences through an inventory of leading publishers in all areas of audio digital. Thanks to its proprietary technologies, Targetspot provides end-to-end integration between advertisers and publishers for contextualized campaigns without cookies in direct and programmatic purchase. Targetspot is also an unrivaled leader in audio streaming with its Shoutcast brand, enabling over 85,000 radio stations to be streamed online. Targetspot operates in nine countries and employs around 100 people worldwide.

See the source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221017005709/en/

contacts

Investor Relations
Marianne Py
mpy@actifin.fr
Francois Muyshondt
investorrelations@targetspot.com

Press relations
Isabelle Dray
idray@actifin.fr

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Grayson Perry on the Rise and Fall of Default Man – Audio Long Reads https://sonowebs.com/grayson-perry-on-the-rise-and-fall-of-default-man-audio-long-reads/ Sat, 15 Oct 2022 05:03:14 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/grayson-perry-on-the-rise-and-fall-of-default-man-audio-long-reads/ In 2014, Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry guest edited the new statesman on the theme of the “Great White Male”. Perry, who is known for his subversive ceramics and tapestries as well as his transvestite alter-ego Claire, wanted to explore issues of gender, masculinity, Britishness, class and the hold that white male power still exerts […]]]>

In 2014, Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry guest edited the new statesman on the theme of the “Great White Male”. Perry, who is known for his subversive ceramics and tapestries as well as his transvestite alter-ego Claire, wanted to explore issues of gender, masculinity, Britishness, class and the hold that white male power still exerts on culture. and UK politics. . In his signature essay for the issue, he referred to this strength as “the default man.”

Men by default are middle-class, heterosexual, and generally middle-aged: they are a tiny global minority but, with “their colorful textile phalluses around their necks,” Perry writes, “they constitute an overwhelming majority in government, in meeting rooms and also in the media.By closely examining Default Man’s tribe – clothes, behavior, identity – he discovers that, although they pass themselves off as “normal”, they are in fact deeply strange and strange. , sometimes disastrous for society.

Perry argues that Default Man’s dominance was weakening – and this has been confirmed in the years since the article was first published by developments in the British establishment: the percentage of women MPs, for example, is increased from 24% to 34%. percent. In September 2022, Liz Truss’ cabinet became the first to have no white men serving in any of the four major state offices. But in the same period, figures such as Jordan Peterson popularized the idea that masculinity is “under attack” and needs to be reaffirmed. The “global human rights movement” has amplified this message.

Against this backdrop, Grayson Perry’s advice to Default Man — to relax, let go of his macho baggage, and allow his grip on power to loosen — seems more prescient than ever.

Written by Grayson Perry and read by Tom Gatti.

This article originally appeared on newstatesman.com on October 8, 2014 and in the magazine’s October 10 issue. You can read the text version here.

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IdeaNova launches INPLAY Audio to stream music and podcasts to users https://sonowebs.com/ideanova-launches-inplay-audio-to-stream-music-and-podcasts-to-users/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 19:48:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/ideanova-launches-inplay-audio-to-stream-music-and-podcasts-to-users/ INPLAY Audio streams music and podcasts to users Platform Enhancement Enables Customers to Search, Configure and Stream Audio and Podcast Content INPLAY Audio is two separate platforms: one for music, one for podcasts. Its appeal lies in its seamless integration with various online/offline platforms that businesses use to reach their audience. » — Janne Pelkonen, […]]]>

INPLAY Audio streams music and podcasts to users

Platform Enhancement Enables Customers to Search, Configure and Stream Audio and Podcast Content

INPLAY Audio is two separate platforms: one for music, one for podcasts. Its appeal lies in its seamless integration with various online/offline platforms that businesses use to reach their audience. »

— Janne Pelkonen, CTO of IdeaNova

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, USA, October 12, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — IdeaNova Technologies, a leader in secure video streaming, has launched INPLAY Audio, a new offering that brings music and podcasts to users. An enhancement to IdeaNova’s well-established INPLAY secure video streaming platform, it provides a seamless web integration interface that allows users to enjoy their favorite music or podcasts.

Integrated into the INPLAY Portal platform, INPLAY Audio allows users to quickly download content, discover and pre-select their favorite music or podcasts for later listening, and engage with an array of social networking features , including text/video chat and web conferencing. INPLAY Audio can also be used independently of the INPLAY portal. This allows customers to integrate and customize it into their own UI platforms. Web-based component built using responsive design in modern technologies, INPLAY Audio supports a wide range of web-based platforms on laptops/computers, Android and iOS/iPad devices.

IdeaNova’s newly released INPLAY content loader is currently integrated with INPLAY Audio for fast and efficient content transfer.

IdeaNova has partnered with NueMeta LLC, a leading music distribution company, to provide INPLAY Audio customers with access to a licensed music catalog that is fully customizable to their needs. “We are thrilled to work with IdeaNova to help create an exceptional listening experience that customers and consumers will absolutely love,” said Nick Sincaglia, CEO of NueMeta.

RFI Podcast content is presented in English and Spanish and provides the launch content base for INPLAY Audio’s podcast component. “We are delighted to be at the start of this project which will ultimately allow RFI’s content to easily reach a wider audience.” said Serge Schick of France24, Director of International Development and Commercial Resources – Executive Vice-President Member of the Management Board.

“INPLAY Audio is offered on two separate platforms: one for listening to music and one for podcasts. The appeal of the product lies in its seamless integration with various online or offline platforms that businesses use to reach their audiences,” said Janne Pelkonen, CTO of IdeaNova. “INPLAY Audio is integrated with ‘Now Playing’, making it possible to listen in the background.”

For more information or to contact us about Content Loader, visit the official IdeaNova website: https://www.ideanovatech.com/products/
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Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro audio issue after firmware update https://sonowebs.com/samsung-galaxy-buds2-pro-audio-issue-after-firmware-update/ Mon, 10 Oct 2022 12:45:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/samsung-galaxy-buds2-pro-audio-issue-after-firmware-update/ Samsung recently unveiled its flagship headphones, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, which support 24-bit Hi-Fi audio and active noise cancellation to eliminate unwanted sounds. Other features like Bluetooth 5.3, IPX7 water resistance, and up to 18 hours of battery life make this an incredibly attractive package. However, it seems that Galaxy Buds2 Pro users are currently […]]]>

Samsung recently unveiled its flagship headphones, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, which support 24-bit Hi-Fi audio and active noise cancellation to eliminate unwanted sounds.

Other features like Bluetooth 5.3, IPX7 water resistance, and up to 18 hours of battery life make this an incredibly attractive package.

However, it seems that Galaxy Buds2 Pro users are currently experiencing issues with their headphones.

Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro audio issue

Many users (1,2,3,4) have reported an issue where their Galaxy Buds2 Pro is causing a shrill noise.

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I noticed loud white noise when using ANC. It happened yesterday. I checked another bud and there is no white noise. It affects the music. Anyone have this problem?
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When I set my induction hob to maximum and wear my buds 2 pro, I sometimes get an irritating buzz in my headphones. Has anyone else encountered the same problem?
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The problem would have started after the latest firmware vRTOS 1.0 updated and has been causing annoying sound ever since.

For some users, the audio keeps ringing intermittently, followed by random volume adjustments after a few seconds apart.

The shrill sound seems to persist even when ANC (Active Noise Cancelling) is activated.

Potential workarounds

Luckily, we’ve found a few workarounds that may help resolve the issue for some users. You can follow the steps mentioned below for a temporary solution.

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Some users also suggest disabling the “Audio 360” option to possibly fix audio-related issues.

Turn off Audio 360, I had some issues which I solved by disabling this setting
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Samsung is yet to comment on the issue where Galaxy Buds2 Pro audio hangs or creates a shrill noise.

We hope the team finds a solution soon so that users can find respite from annoying sound when using their headphones.

We’ll keep an eye out for further developments and update the article when something noteworthy comes along.

To note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Samsung section, so be sure to follow those as well.

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