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LAME equivalent in AAC world ?
chrizoo
post Mar 13 2010, 12:56
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hi everyone.
I am new to AAC and have read a lot about the technical advantages of HE-AAC v2.

No my question would be:
In the mp3 world the flagship encoder is commonly considered LAME. Is there an equivalent in the AAC world?

What is the preferred choice by the community here?
I think the most important consideration is the quality of the encoder, isn't it? So which one would you guys recommend?

many thanks.

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Larson
post Mar 13 2010, 13:48
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In AAC world there is not a "lame" equivalent,or better yet there is not a real and completely open source encoder. There used to be FAAC but that's history,many faac developers are into Nero now. We have more commercial implementations and also free. DivX is still in beta 1 since august so i wouldn't count on that for now,the two main encoders are Apple and Nero's,both high quality and pretty equal. If you're on Windows now you could also access Apple's AAC true VBR,thanks to nao,mac xld app creator (see thread about qtaacenc). A new AAC listening test is coming so that will maybe clear a bit about the "best" encoder by now but one thing for sure is that both Nero and Apple's encoder are high quality.

I do also believe that it's a shame we don't have a real open source like a Lame AAC,with true vbr settings and efficiency might be better to develop than mp3; I mean there is a lot of confusion about AAC encoding. I personally use Apple true VBR Q127 max because of its true vbr capabilities and fast decoding,at least as far as i've seen smile.gif

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chrizoo
post Mar 14 2010, 18:48
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QUOTE (Larson @ Mar 13 2010, 13:48) *
A new AAC listening test is coming

are you refering to:
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=76751
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- chrizoo   LAME equivalent in AAC world ?   Mar 13 2010, 12:56
- - lvqcl   HE-AAC v2 is useful only for very low-bitrate file...   Mar 13 2010, 13:02
- - chrizoo   doesn't HE-AAC v2 support up to 256 kbps (assu...   Mar 13 2010, 13:09
- - lvqcl   HE-AAC v2 uses parametric stereo. You can find so...   Mar 13 2010, 13:22
- - lvqcl   QUOTE (lvqcl)assuming that this statement holds tr...   Mar 13 2010, 13:26
- - chrizoo   QUOTE (lvqcl @ Mar 13 2010, 13:22) HE-AAC...   Mar 13 2010, 13:36
|- - kornchild2002   QUOTE (chrizoo @ Mar 13 2010, 05:36) But ...   Mar 13 2010, 14:15
- - Larson   In AAC world there is not a "lame" equiv...   Mar 13 2010, 13:48
|- - chrizoo   QUOTE (Larson @ Mar 13 2010, 13:48) A new...   Mar 14 2010, 18:48
- - lvqcl   QUOTE In this case, the statement would hold true ...   Mar 13 2010, 13:51
- - [JAZ]   I think i see now the reason of your confusion. ...   Mar 13 2010, 14:08
|- - TechVsLife   QUOTE ([JAZ] @ Mar 13 2010, 09:08...   Mar 21 2010, 02:46
- - googlebot   To cut a long story short, there is no LAME equiva...   Mar 13 2010, 14:11
- - lvqcl   If a decoder can handle HE-AAC v2 then it can also...   Mar 13 2010, 14:24
- - [JAZ]   Adding some more info to this thread http://www.e...   Mar 13 2010, 14:45
- - chrizoo   QUOTE (Larson @ Mar 13 2010, 13:48) In AA...   Mar 13 2010, 15:14
- - chrizoo   QUOTE ([JAZ] @ Mar 13 2010, 14:08...   Mar 13 2010, 15:15
|- - C.R.Helmrich   QUOTE (chrizoo @ Mar 13 2010, 16:15) QUOT...   Mar 13 2010, 15:36
|- - chrizoo   QUOTE (C.R.Helmrich @ Mar 13 2010, 15:36)...   Mar 13 2010, 16:14
|- - Mike Giacomelli   QUOTE (chrizoo @ Mar 13 2010, 10:14) ** s...   Mar 13 2010, 17:17
- - [JAZ]   QUOTE (chrizoo @ Mar 13 2010, 15:15) QUOT...   Mar 13 2010, 15:37
|- - C.R.Helmrich   QUOTE ([JAZ] @ Mar 13 2010, 16:37...   Mar 13 2010, 15:40
- - [JAZ]   Yes, but that gives the impression that HE improve...   Mar 13 2010, 15:44
|- - C.R.Helmrich   I still disagree. Why is the outer part of an imag...   Mar 13 2010, 16:02
- - chrizoo   QUOTE (chrizoo @ Mar 13 2010, 15:15) QUOT...   Mar 13 2010, 16:34
- - chrizoo   In posting #22 and #21 I highlighted in red the pa...   Mar 13 2010, 17:22
- - halb27   chrizoo, you're about to swim in an ocean of i...   Mar 13 2010, 17:54
- - [JAZ]   I have to apology since I added confusion in the a...   Mar 14 2010, 10:27
|- - chrizoo   QUOTE ([JAZ] @ Mar 14 2010, 10:27...   Mar 14 2010, 10:36
- - Larson   http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showt...   Mar 14 2010, 21:30
- - chrizoo   Judging from the image in post #6 and from QUOTE (...   Jun 15 2012, 04:04
- - chrizoo   since I cannot edit the post anymore, what I mean...   Jun 15 2012, 12:55
- - benski   Probably because it's assuming that there are ...   Jun 15 2012, 16:18
- - chrizoo   ok, that makes sense. There were lots of conflicti...   Jun 15 2012, 17:12


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