AAC Encoding

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FaiT
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AAC Encoding

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I've been on windows for awhile and just recently switched to OpenSUSE 11.4. I don't know if it is unique to linux or just a new feature as per the nightly build I installed but I was wondering about ffmpeg aac. Specifically how it compares to faac and (if possible) how it does against nero and apple. Do the developers recommend it? Why is it included? Input and advice to aid me in my decision to utilize (or not) this feature would be appreciated. :D
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Re: AAC Encoding

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It's recently reached a state where it's useable and should be roughly in the same league as faac. It doesn't compare to AAC encoders from Nero or Apple.
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Re: AAC Encoding

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Thanks Rodeo! Would you recommend using it? Or should I stick with faac, or does it simply not matter at this point?
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Re: AAC Encoding

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FFmpeg AAC should work all right, but it'd be nice if it got more testing. So by using it, you're helping us :-)

It will eventually replace faac.
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Re: AAC Encoding

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Cool, thanks for the info. Can I assume ffmpeg aac is being developed? I've read that faac stopped development years ago; it'd be nice to have an encoder that would improve with time.
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Re: AAC Encoding

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Yep, it's under development.
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Re: AAC Encoding

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Wow, that's awesome. I've read a bunch about people wanting to somehow get nero into handbrake (which didn't sound like it was ever going to happen) and about Mac getting coreaudio (because of that patch and that coreaudio is part of the OS) but until now it sounded like faac was the only thing the rest of us were ever going to get. So I'm really excited that you all are including an encoder that's receiving development. Thank You!
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