This is really off-topic, but I don't think AAC is very succeful too.
The thing with apple is pretty clear I guess: they are one of the major patent holders for aac probably (am I right?);
Honestly, ppl get harassed for posting something that is considered to be illegal by HA. Instead, I think AAC should be considered illegal here instead
This is really off-topic, but I don't think AAC is very succeful too. It have too many different profiles, many of them just eclipse one or another (just see this page here, that describes the entire MPEG-4 Audio; you have two codec for speech, three for general audio and three codecs for lossless). The majority of devices only supports the AAC-LC, many of them didn't support even the AAC Main Profile. The standard is so complex that some codecs never seem a working implementation (like ALS)-
Overall, all pv or vo codecs that google bought from packetvideo or visual on are clear ripoffs from 3gpp code and they aren't even well done.
My personal opinion is that they invent new crap not because there is a need, but because they want to prevent from new players coming into the big game.
Just the idea that all these companies suddenly collaborate on a publicly available BSD licensed library is really fishy. To me it's clear what their intentions are.
QuoteMy personal opinion is that they invent new crap not because there is a need, but because they want to prevent from new players coming into the big game.This sentence directly contradicts itself. If a new player with a better algorithm that outperforms the MPEG ones would enter the market, the MPEG would lose out. So obviously there is a need to stay ahead of the game.
Can anyone provide a link to instructions for compiling avconv or ffmpeg with fdk-aac support? Thanks
Think he means that the big players pushed AAC to use it as a lock in format that everyone uses and the big corps can control
I would like to know too is there someone tested for example: Nero AAC vs Apple AAC vs FDK-AAC
Weird is that FDK is only best open AAC encoder this far, i wonder why someone did not write AAC encoder long time ago like there is Lame that is best for mp3
... like there is Lame that is best for mp3
FDK-AAC is just a CLI for Fraunhofer, like qaac and qtaacenc are for Apple.
Quote from: eahm on 15 December, 2012, 05:08:58 PMFDK-AAC is just a CLI for Fraunhofer, like qaac and qtaacenc are for Apple.You can check the OP.
What about quality of FDK compared to closed? is it too some middle quality aac encoder, experts opinion?
Has anyone tried this frontend yet?
./fdkaac -m 3 -p 5 -a 1 \--title "Lucky Night" --album "Treasure Quest Soundtrack" \--artist "Jody Marie Gnant" --genre "Soundtrack" \--date "1995" -o Lucky_Night.m4a Lucky_Night.wav
GeneralComplete name : Lucky_Night.m4aFormat : MPEG-4Format profile : Apple audio with iTunes infoCodec ID : M4A File size : 345 KiBDuration : 30s 186msOverall bit rate mode : VariableOverall bit rate : 93.7 KbpsAlbum : Treasure Quest SoundtrackTrack name : Lucky NightPerformer : Jody Marie GnantGenre : SoundtrackRecorded date : 1995Encoded date : UTC 2013-01-07 03:47:11Tagged date : UTC 2013-01-07 03:47:11Writing application : fdkaac 0.0.5, libfdk-aac 3.3.3, VBR mode 3AudioID : 1Format : AACFormat/Info : Advanced Audio CodecFormat profile : HE-AAC / LCCodec ID : 40Duration : 30s 186msBit rate mode : VariableBit rate : 92.6 KbpsMaximum bit rate : 143 KbpsChannel(s) : 2 channelsChannel positions : Front: L RSampling rate : 44.1 KHz / 22.05 KHzCompression mode : LossyStream size : 341 KiB (99%)Encoded date : UTC 2013-01-07 03:47:11Tagged date : UTC 2013-01-07 03:47:11