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Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs

Nullsft has just released Winamp 5.62, bundling Fraunhofer's AAC codecs.  New to this release is VBR encoding.

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Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs

Reply #1
Were CT AAC replaced by Fgh AAC because of quality issues or some other reasons?
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Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs

Reply #2
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.

Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs

Reply #3
Just released v5.621. Same link as in first post.

-Security vulnerability fixes (x8)
-FhG AAC Encoder fixes
-ReplayGain fix (5.6x-specific)

Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs

Reply #4
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
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Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs

Reply #5
I meant more flexible option like Nero's  gradual -q  setting

Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs

Reply #6
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
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Winamp 5.62 released with new Fraunhofer AAC codecs

Reply #7
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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