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  • knik
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Re: how good is the quality of new faac 1.29 (2017-07-17) ?
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Why the foobar's parametres "--mpeg-vers 4 --q 500 -w - -o %d" (working in FAAC 1.28) doesn't work in FAAC 1.29.6?
That may be related to a recent change not to overwrite existing files by default. --overwrite option enables it.
So, in the end it turns out it doesn't work. Windows version has some problem with standard input.
It probably will be fixed in next release.

  • knik
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Re: how good is the quality of new faac 1.29 (2017-07-17) ?
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Re: how good is the quality of new faac 1.29 (2017-07-17) ?
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Thanks. There are no problems with foobar2000 in FAAC 1.29.7.2 release.

  • knik
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faac 1.29.7.4
Reply #28
New bugfix release. Thanks to all who reported problems.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/faac/files/faac-src/faac-1.29/faac-1.29.7.4-win32.zip/download

Recent changes:
   * allowed even higher bitrates, including ADTS
   * framebuffer size bug fixed
   * removed broken object types: Main and LTP
   * some mp4 atoms fixed for better compalibility
   * stdin seek bug fixed

  • Kamedo2
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Re: how good is the quality of new faac 1.29 (2017-07-17) ?
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It worked!


  • Oel2020
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Re: how good is the quality of new faac 1.29 (2017-07-17) ?
Reply #30

Hello everyone, everything good?

Can anyone with experience help with the following question?

Using Free Audio Converter 1.0.30 what is the best FAAC configuration 1.29.7 using bit rate per channel without Joint-Stereo?

128, 130, 150 ....

Because in the version I used 1.0.28 with FAAC 1.28 I used 128 per channel and the songs got the final quality this way:

247kbps, 265, 270 ....

And with FAAC 1.29.7 when choosing which rate per channel the songs have the same qualities for example:

130 per channel result = 260kbps.

What is the best bitrate per channel setting in FAAC 1.29.7 without Joint-Stereo?

I apologize for extending the text too much.

Thank you!

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Re: how good is the quality of new faac 1.29 (2017-07-17) ?
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Using Free Audio Converter 1.0.30 what is the best FAAC configuration 1.29.7 using bit rate per channel without Joint-Stereo?

I don't think there are any good settings for that.  You should use joint stereo and probably a more mature AAC encoder.  Even with the improvements, FAAC is still probably not the best choice. 

  • Kamedo2
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Re: how good is the quality of new faac 1.29 (2017-07-17) ?
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Even with the improvements, FAAC is still probably not the best choice. 
It was true as of 1.29.7.4.

  • knik
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Re: how good is the quality of new faac 1.29 (2017-07-17) ?
Reply #33
If you want bulk encode with faac don't do it yet, better wait for upcoming releases.
Encoding improvements are underway.

  • Oel2020
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Re: how good is the quality of new faac 1.29 (2017-07-17) ?
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So should I use FAAC 1.28 for now?

Thanks!

  • enzo
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Re: how good is the quality of new faac 1.29 (2017-07-17) ?
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So should I use FAAC 1.28 for now?
FAAC 1.29.7 will be better than 1.28, but until quality improvements arrive, it's best to use a different encoder if possible. You can use Apple's Core Audio AAC Encoder with fre:ac 1.1 Alpha if you have iTunes installed. The Core Audio encoder seems to provide the best quality at the moment.