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AAC / Re: Lossless AAC
Last post by saratoga -
I understand there is some kind of backwards compatibility, but I'm not sure if current hardware (car radio) will play the lossless or the lossy layer (or neither).

Definitely not both, and probably neither.  AAC-SLS is a dead format, nothing will support it. 
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by Case -
In theory but it would be messy. If you wish to do that you can move the (writer) part to the top of the decoder list, write the info you don't want to go to the files, then move the writer back to bottom.
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AAC / Re: Lossless AAC
Last post by gusnv -
I understand there is some kind of backwards compatibility, but I'm not sure if current hardware (car radio) will play the lossless or the lossy layer (or neither). Basically I just need the AAC encoding for compatibility purposes.

Edit: Some of my devices don't work with Apple lossless.
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AAC - General / Re: Best Portable AAC Setting?
Last post by gusnv -
The answer depends on three things:
a) Storage limitations
b) Headphone quality and type
c) Will you connect it to an external device?

Scenarios:
- If you are only listening to your iPhone through the included headphones then I wouldn't recommend going higher than 128kbps.
- If you are listening to your iPhone through high quality headphones AND/OR you will connect it to another device (stereo, bluetooth speaker, car radio, etc.) then use the highest setting possible, considering space limitations. Make some tests, see how big files result and adjust accordingly. I wouldn't go lower than 160kbps or higher than 256kbps.

In any case, use VBR.
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AAC / Re: Lossless AAC
Last post by spoon -
Are you certain your player will play AAC SLS, it is not a popular format? Apple Lossless is the defacto standard for m4a.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: External Tags
Last post by DVS -
Hi, is it possible to implement the addition of selective tags to an external file, and add the rest of the tags as usual? (For example, to save personal or confidential tags separately from the music file). Thanks.
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AAC / Lossless AAC
Last post by gusnv -
First time posting, long time reader.

Hello everyone, I was wondering if there was any way to encode a lossless AAC (MPEG-4 SLS), I've searched for encoders but no luck.

I need to achieve three things, 1) Highest quality possible (space not really an issue), 2) MP3/AAC-like compatibility (files will be played in hardware that handles AAC at most, such as car stereo/TV/receiver, etc.) and 3) one file per song (no AAC+FLAC).

Most of my files are AAC@512, virtually transparent, identical to source (at least to my ears), but at such high bitrates I would rather go lossless.

I have decent audio equipment (home, car, headphones) so that's why quality and compaatibility are equally important. If there is no practical way to encode to MPEG-4 SLS/HD-AAC, what would you recommend?

Thanks!
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