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  • lvqcl
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Re: QAAC: discussion, questions, feature requests, etc.
Reply #1050
Try earlier versions? Or try CBR mode, maybe this will change the result.

Re: QAAC: discussion, questions, feature requests, etc.
Reply #1051
Try earlier versions? Or try CBR mode, maybe this will change the result.

I've tried TVBR, CVBR & CBR, and gotten to the same place: Nowhere! But, again, anything that I created through the latest iTunes is just totally fine. At this point, I have to wonder if QAAC, again, has a bug in it, or Apple has purposefully modified iTunes to make it so that you can't do anything with AAC, or ALAC, if it's not created in their program (Wouldn't put it past them). Who knows? In any case, I'm so pissed off right now that I want to throw my iPod 20gb in the garbage can. It's nothing more than a useless piece of crap at this point. I don't like not having control of my music.

  • nu774
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Re: QAAC: discussion, questions, feature requests, etc.
Reply #1052
Maybe related, or maybe not: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,17773.0.html

m4a container written by qaac is different from the ones created by iTunes. fb2k also writes some metadata which is never written by iTunes. Therefore, there *can* be a compatibility issue regarding container. MP4 is an unnecessarily versatile, complex format for storing a single audio track. Some kind of compatibility issues are quite common in poor parser implementations, especially seen in hardware players.

However, since your ipod is able to play at least one track, I guess it's not simply because there's something in the container which iPod cannot handle properly.
There might be an issue in the sync process when files came from outside of iTunes... but I really have no idea.

Re: QAAC: discussion, questions, feature requests, etc.
Reply #1053
Maybe related, or maybe not: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,17773.0.html

m4a container written by qaac is different from the ones created by iTunes. fb2k also writes some metadata which is never written by iTunes. Therefore, there *can* be a compatibility issue regarding container. MP4 is an unnecessarily versatile, complex format for storing a single audio track. Some kind of compatibility issues are quite common in poor parser implementations, especially seen in hardware players.

However, since your ipod is able to play at least one track, I guess it's not simply because there's something in the container which iPod cannot handle properly.
There might be an issue in the sync process when files came from outside of iTunes... but I really have no idea.


For the hell of it, I installed Rockbox on my iPod, and I ended up having no problems at all with the QAAC-based AAC files. That tells me the Apple software didn't like them. By design or on purpose? Some might say it's the former. I still think it's the latter. But at least the damn thing works now.

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Re: QAAC: discussion, questions, feature requests, etc.
Reply #1054
I get the same problem with my iPods (both 5G & 5.5G) just like ghostman6842's.
I encoded the QAAC files using command line "-v 256" setting, and they can be played if I select certain one of them. But when iPod starts the next track (both starting when the previous is ended and I press the NEXT button), iPod get restarting.
I tried the problem files played on different iPod models. iPod 5G & 5.5G get this problem while iPod nano 1G & iPod nano 5G do not.
BUT I have found that the files I encoded years before using QAAC 2.33 with the same setting, are played fine on all my iPods.
AND I also tried encoding some files using command line "-v 128" setting, and they are played fine.
So, I guess there may be something with the latest QAAC with “-v 256” setting?

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Re: QAAC: discussion, questions, feature requests, etc.
Reply #1055
Question: Is it possible to somehow alter the chapter names QAAC generates when using the --concat option? I'm trying to make audiobooks from MP3 files; unfortunately the track names in their metadata have ridiculously long prefixes, so I can't see the track numbers in the chapter list on my phone. Ideally I'd like to have simple sequentially numbered names like "Chapter 1", "Chapter 2" and so on.

BTW, thanks to the dev! This is a really useful tool that has already saved me a ton of work. :)

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Re: QAAC: discussion, questions, feature requests, etc.
Reply #1056
Good news, new qaac brings alot of new features

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    Support decoding FLAC in MP4.
    AAC decoder: now recognizes 6.1ch/7.1ch AAC channel config constants (11 and 12) defined in 14496-3:2009/Amd 4:2013
    Concatenating files with no title tag with --concat now creates empty chapter name (formerly file name was used).
    --start now accept negative value. using --start and --delay at the same time is not allowed now. These two options are the same in functionality-wise, except for the reversed sign (For trimming, you use positive value for ---start, and negative value for --delay).
    --adts and --concat doesn't allow concatenating files with varying sample format anymore.
    External dlls are now loaded in lazy way, which means that they are not loaded until needed.
    Increased buffering size for --play to avoid glitches on multi channel files.
    --native-resampler now always use dedicated AudioConverter.
    CAF: enabled 7.1ch rear AAC output.
    AAC in CAF: when chan chunk is not present, get channel layout from kuki chunk.
    Named pipe output is removed. I guess it has been rarely used anyway, but if you happen to want it, use https://github.com/nu774/namedpipe .


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Re: QAAC: discussion, questions, feature requests, etc.
Reply #1057
Thanks for the news and for the update.

Link here: https://sites.google.com/site/qaacpage/cabinet

Re: QAAC: discussion, questions, feature requests, etc.
Reply #1058
I am getting audio breakup when multiplexing HE-AAC encoded with QAAC.exe v2.63, and HEVC, in MeGUI. I downloaded v2.63 from two sources with the same result. I have gone back to the QAAC backup in MeGUI, which is I think v2.62, and no problems.

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Re: QAAC: discussion, questions, feature requests, etc.
Reply #1059
QAAC 2.64 is out.


Fixed regression of 2.63: HE-AAC frames were incorrectly multiplexed.
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