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Title: Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs
Post by: benski on 2011-07-01 15:55:01
Nullsft has just released Winamp 5.62 (http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=332010), bundling Fraunhofer (http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/bf/amm/)'s AAC codecs.  New to this release is VBR encoding.

You can help the community evaluate the quality of this codec by participating in the hydrogenaudio 96kbps AAC Listening Test (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=89208)

Title: Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs
Post by: Serge Smirnoff on 2011-07-01 20:30:19
Were CT AAC replaced by Fgh AAC because of quality issues or some other reasons?
Title: Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs
Post by: IgorC on 2011-07-04 19:01:31
Excellent.

I've noticed the bitrate variation of VBR is very large per track. It's ok for me. 
More fine bitrate tuning will be great.
Title: Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs
Post by: DJ-Egg on 2011-07-12 05:17:36
Just released v5.621. Same link as in first post.

-Security vulnerability fixes (x8)
-FhG AAC Encoder fixes
-ReplayGain fix (5.6x-specific)
Title: Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs
Post by: C.R.Helmrich on 2011-08-23 12:03:48
I've noticed the bitrate variation of VBR is very large per track. It's ok for me. 
More fine bitrate tuning will be great.

Thanks for the report, Igor! A few weeks ago I modified the VBR encoder such that the variation is reduced a bit. I will provide some details once this new encoder version becomes publicly available.

Chris
Title: Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs
Post by: IgorC on 2011-08-26 10:25:13
I meant more flexible option like Nero's  gradual -q  setting
Title: Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs
Post by: C.R.Helmrich on 2011-08-28 14:07:51
I understand. Well, this is not really on our to-do list, but if there's enough interest, we could think about adding a VBR mode at ~160 kbps.

What do other AAC users think?

Chris
Title: Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs
Post by: /mnt on 2011-08-28 14:20:59
I cannot seem to get gapless playback working with AAC files on the full version of Winamp and Winamp Lite. I have tried gapless albums encoded with QuickTime at --tvbr 80, Nero AAC at -q 0.50 and FhG.
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