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[Rejected] Better AAC Encoder: QAAC

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:26 am
by jacop89
Please describe what you would like to see added to HandBrake:
QAAC Encoder for better audio quality:
https://github.com/nu774/qaac

Why would you like to see this added:
Because the current Handbrake AAC Encoder is not so good (Bye AAC FDK)!

What version of HandBrake are you currently running:
Latest Nightly Build d293148

What operating system and version and you currently running (e.g. OSX 10.11, Windows 7, Ubuntu 14):
Windows 10 64 bit!

Re: Better AAC Encoder: QAAC

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:59 pm
by musicvid
It is just a front-end that requires Apple / QuickTime support.
Doubtful it would find its way into Handbrake.

Re: Better AAC Encoder: QAAC

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:48 pm
by s55
There was a patch for QAAC years ago,

Unfortunately QAAC is incompatible with our license so it's not a feature we can add I'm afraid.

Re: Better AAC Encoder: QAAC

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:09 am
by jacop89
s55 wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:48 pm
There was a patch for QAAC years ago,

Unfortunately QAAC is incompatible with our license so it's not a feature we can add I'm afraid.
You have in mind some new AAC encoder that you can add to the program to improve the quality of audio coding? :mrgreen:

Re: [Rejected] Better AAC Encoder: QAAC

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:43 pm
by musicvid
You have in mind some new AAC encoder that you can add to the program to improve the quality of audio coding? :mrgreen:
There are years' long discussions on this very subject. After you've done the Forum Search to reveal these discussions, post back with additional questions or suggestions.

Re: [Rejected] Better AAC Encoder: QAAC

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:21 am
by jacop89
musicvid wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:43 pm
You have in mind some new AAC encoder that you can add to the program to improve the quality of audio coding? :mrgreen:
There are years' long discussions on this very subject. After you've done the Forum Search to reveal these discussions, post back with additional questions or suggestions.
Ok... I would just like to know, now, what AAC Encoder you are going to use, coming soon, to improve audio quality in Handbrake!
Thanks!

Ps. i cant find this long discussions ... :roll:

Re: [Rejected] Better AAC Encoder: QAAC

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:18 am
by s55
There is no better AAC encoder available to us to use.

libav is currently our only feasible option. If they ever decide to improve it, we'll pick up said improvements but thus far they've not shown much interest in it.