JSEA  Vol.7 No.10 , September 2014
Imperceptible and Robust DWT-SVD-Based Digital Audio Watermarking Algorithm
ABSTRACT
Digital representation of multimedia is more advantageous than the analog one due to potentially improving the portability, efficiency, and accuracy of the information presented. Despite the challenge of having high hiding capacity like other media watermarking, still audios are likely candidates for data hiding due to their possible capabilities of achieving impressive robustness and protection against online music piracy and content identification. In this paper, we propose efficient audio watermarking embedding and extracting techniques, which mainly use Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) and Singular Value Decomposition (SVD), in which a new matrix formation of details sub-bands is proposed. Additionally, massive experimental work was conducted to investigate the contributions of operating different watermark intensities and multiple levels of DWT to our proposed techniques. Two performance objectives are employed in this work which involve imperceptibility and robustness. To further boost the imperceptibility, we incorporate the code assignment method to our techniques that do outperform what are closely connected in the literature.

Cite this paper
Darabkh, K. (2014) Imperceptible and Robust DWT-SVD-Based Digital Audio Watermarking Algorithm. Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, 7, 859-871. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2014.710077.
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