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  • Ivan Dimkovic
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Nero Releases FREE Reference Quality MPEG-4 Audio Encoder
I am pleased to announce the launch of FREE Reference Quality MPEG-4 Audio solution from Nero, in the command line form!

    * First in the world FREE 2-Pass MPEG-4 AAC Encoder
    * Support for mono, stereo and multichannel encodings
    * Support for sampling rates up to 96 kHz, up to 32-bit Floating-Point PCM input
    * Compression Ratios ranging from ultra high (58 CDs fit on one!) to High-End Audio (2.5:1), for absolutely perfect audiophile encodings
    * Support for Embedded Album Art (Covers, Booklets, Lyrics!)
    * Store Entire Audio Album in a Single .mp4 File with all the Features of an Audio CD embedded inside, but at a fraction of the space!
    * Reference Quality MPEG-4 Audio Codec
    * Fully Compatible with the Latest Version of the State-of-the-art MPEG-4 Audio Standard (LC-AAC, HE-AAC and HE-AAC v2)
http://www.nero.com/nerodigital/eng/Nero_Digital_Audio.html
  • Last Edit: 07 May, 2006, 02:46:37 PM by Garf

  • sony666
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Reply #1
first

thanks and wow 
checking out


edit:  first run without comandline parameters gives "unknown software exception 0xc000001d at 0x00402214"
  • Last Edit: 04 May, 2006, 10:24:17 AM by sony666

  • yulyo!
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Reply #2
thank You Ivan.
i do not know how to work with command line. (long time since lame's command line encoder. Too long)
Let's hope it will be an frontend or something. Or i'll just have to learn
  • Last Edit: 04 May, 2006, 10:28:14 AM by yulyo!

  • sony666
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Reply #3
it crashes whatever I throw at it after showing the introduction lines.. too bad I don't have Visual Studio installed on this machine
  • Last Edit: 04 May, 2006, 11:15:21 AM by sony666

  • Ivan Dimkovic
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Reply #4
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edit: first run without comandline parameters gives "unknown software exception 0xc000001d at 0x00402214"


Does your CPU have SSE2 instruction set?  It could be the source of the problem (if it is, we will have to provide a different binary)

  • sony666
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Reply #5
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edit: first run without comandline parameters gives "unknown software exception 0xc000001d at 0x00402214"


Does your CPU have SSE2 instruction set?  It could be the source of the problem (if it is, we will have to provide a different binary)


Athlon XP 32 bit barton core, winxp normal setup

  • Ivan Dimkovic
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Reply #6
Okay thanks for the info - our team will investigate this and try to come back to you as soon as possible .

  • towolf
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Reply #7
i do not know how to work with command line.


I’d regard that as an advantage. It increases the likelihood of a Linux binary (*hint hint*).

  • Ivan Dimkovic
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Reply #8
Linux is actually on the way

  • sony666
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Reply #9
This is a fantastic release and could be the one finally challenging LAME for the informed audio community.

It also makes Ahead/Nero look a lot better in my book  The development and patent fees surely were no small treat, and offering it for free is very generous.

I feel a little bad for the crash thingie  I know the feeling when after long work your baby blows up 5 minutes after release *sigh*

  • kurtnoise
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Reply #10
Many thanks to the Nero devs...Great stuff btw.

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Support for Embedded Album Art (Covers, Booklets, Lyrics!)

Is there a special command line for that ? I don't see something like that in the help file.


An other question : those settings are correct or this is completely useless now ?

Code: [Select]
|   Old Presets     |   Quality Levels    |
|      Tape         |        -q=0.0       |
|      Radio        |        -q=0.1       |
|      Internet     |        -q=0.2       |
|      Streaming    |        -q=0.3       |
|      Normal       |        -q=0.5       |
|      Extreme      |        -q=0.6       |
|      Audiophile   |        -q=0.8       |
|      Transcoding  |        -q=1.0       |

  • halb27
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Reply #11
Just tried.
It didn't crash, but it doesn't get any commandline parameter, not even -help.
It just says
************************************************************
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*  Nero Digital Audio Reference MPEG-4 & 3GPP Audio Encoder
*  Copyright © 2006 Nero AG
*  All Rights Reserved Worldwide
*
*  Package build date: May  1 2006
*
*  See -help for a complete list of available parameters.
*
************************************************************

I run an AMD 32 bit Athlon Barton as well (mobile Athlon) @ Win XP Home SP2.
lame3995n -Q0.5

  • toology
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Reply #12
This looks really promising!
Will this implementation of aac work on an iPod?

  • enry2k
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Reply #13
It is wonderful gift!

  • Leo 69
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Reply #14
Can't encode on Athlon XP here. I see an error 

  • sizetwo
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Reply #15
Yay

Will check it out right away.

Sounds promising, no pun intended.

Thanks a lot!

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Reply #16
Erroring here as well; it hangs for a while and then a Microsoft dialogue pops up.

AMD 32 Windows XP Pro SP2.

Edit: How rude of me!  Thank you though.  Once this minor glitch is ironed out it will be very useful.
  • Last Edit: 04 May, 2006, 11:44:53 AM by Synthetic Soul
I'm on a horse.

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Reply #17
Just tried.
It didn't crash, but it doesn't get any commandline parameter, not even -help.
It just says
************************************************************
*
*  Nero Digital Audio Reference MPEG-4 & 3GPP Audio Encoder
*  Copyright © 2006 Nero AG
*  All Rights Reserved Worldwide
*
*  Package build date: May  1 2006
*
*  See -help for a complete list of available parameters.
*
************************************************************

I run an AMD 32 bit Athlon Barton as well (mobile Athlon) @ Win XP Home SP2.

Same behavior with my AMD Athlon XP 2600+ with WinXP Pro SP2 (afaik, SS2 is NOT supported). It seems this release does not like AMD chips.
  • Last Edit: 04 May, 2006, 12:49:22 PM by Pasqui

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Reply #18
Hurrah Ivan!

I'm definitely excited about this. My ONLY complaint is that it doesn't support input via FLAC files. All my music is archived as FLAC, so I'm going to have to decode the songs to WAV before I can do anything. Any plans on allowing for other types of input in the future?

  • jimhaddon
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Reply #19
works great with mine!

P4 @ 4.2Ghz, XP Pro

Hurrah Ivan!

I'm definitely excited about this. My ONLY complaint is that it doesn't support input via FLAC files. All my music is archived as FLAC, so I'm going to have to decode the songs to WAV before I can do anything. Any plans on allowing for other types of input in the future?


You could use the Foobar CLI encoder right? Just to encode from FLAC. Sureley foobar can do that

Edit: Yes, just tried it, used foobar to convert from FLAC to the ref encoder, and it works.
  • Last Edit: 04 May, 2006, 12:24:55 PM by jimhaddon

  • Leo 69
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Reply #20
Pasqui

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afaik, SS2 is supported


No, it isn't. I guess we should wait for another binary 

  • Garf
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Reply #21

Just tried.
It didn't crash, but it doesn't get any commandline parameter, not even -help.
It just says
************************************************************
*
*  Nero Digital Audio Reference MPEG-4 & 3GPP Audio Encoder
*  Copyright © 2006 Nero AG
*  All Rights Reserved Worldwide
*
*  Package build date: May  1 2006
*
*  See -help for a complete list of available parameters.
*
************************************************************

I run an AMD 32 bit Athlon Barton as well (mobile Athlon) @ Win XP Home SP2.

Same behavior with my AMD Athlon XP 2600+ with WinXP Pro SP2 (afaik, SS2 is supported).


Athlon XP does not support SSE2.

Athlon64 does.

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Reply #22
I've got some problems with the command line for foobar2000 and 2 questions.

1. My fb2k testing command line is: -q 0.8 -if %s -of %d

It encodes insanely fast (3 times as fast as for vorbis or mp3/lame), but in the end the converter crashes and fb2k complains:

"Error flushing file (Object not found) : file://U:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Squeller\Desktop\Bedächtig, nicht eilen.mp4"

I think there's no output in the end? Processor issue here? (I've got an old daddy Intel P III)

2. I'm not into the nero/aac stuff. Where is this codecs place between vorbis, lame mp3, musepack? Whats the target audience?

Thx, people.
  • Last Edit: 04 May, 2006, 12:37:23 PM by Squeller

  • Garf
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Reply #23
An other question : those settings are correct or this is completely useless now ?

Code: [Select]
|   Old Presets     |   Quality Levels    |
|      Tape         |        -q=0.0       |
|      Radio        |        -q=0.1       |
|      Internet     |        -q=0.2       |
|      Streaming    |        -q=0.3       |
|      Normal       |        -q=0.5       |
|      Extreme      |        -q=0.6       |
|      Audiophile   |        -q=0.8       |
|      Transcoding  |        -q=1.0       |


I don't really understand what you mean here.

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Reply #24
I aslo don't have sse2 instruction and get same fatal error. Devs can you fix this