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FAAC

The FAAC project includes the AAC encoder FAAC and decoder FAAD2. It supports several MPEG-4 object types (LC, Main, LTP, HE AAC, PS) and file formats (ADTS AAC, raw AAC, MP4), multichannel and gapless en/decoding as well as MP4 metadata tags. The codecs are compatible with standard-compliant audio applications using one or more of these profiles.

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Release Notes: The Winamp and CoolEdit/Adobe Audition output plugins now support ID3 and MP4 tag importing from input files, so they won't get lost during batch encoding to AAC/MP4. Their code was cleaned up, and common files are now located in the Cfaac subdirectory of the CVS repository.

Release Notes: The new branch for the AAC decoder FAAD2 was added to the FAAC project in order to document its future releases independently from the encoder FAAC.

  •  18 Oct 2004 03:18

Release Notes: This version includes updates of all text files in the main FAAC CVS folder: ChangeLog, News, Install, Readme, Authors, and ToDo.

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07 Nov 2004 02:49 Avatar hansjuergen

Re: Knowledge Base/Wiki page about FAAC
And now clickable... FAAC Wiki page (www.audiocoding.com/mo...)

07 Nov 2004 02:45 Avatar hansjuergen

Re: Licenses
A summary with more links and excerpts from the official overview of the MPEG-4 standard as well as related FAQs of the AAC license pool administrator Via Licensing.com is available here:

License Information (www.audiocoding.com/mo...)

26 Sep 2004 07:23 Avatar hansjuergen

Re: Dependencies
I also added some Freshmeat projects as optional dependencies that use other or no AAC codecs at all (IBM Toolkit, Apple QuickTime and iTunes, Real/Helix Player and Producer), because they are nevertheless related to FAAC or FAAD2 and could use them in the context of the MPEG-4 standard. That way you'll get an overview of their download links on one page.

24 Sep 2004 02:33 Avatar hansjuergen

Knowledge Base/Wiki page about FAAC
A user documentation about FAAC with recommended settings, resulting bitrates of the VBR quality mode, compatibility and so on is available in the Wiki of Audiocoding.com:

www.audiocoding.com/mo...

If you don't know some of the abbreviations used there, you should click on the related Wiki links for more, e.g. to AAC, MP4, HE AAC, LTP, TNS etc. There's also a page for FAAD2 and of course a forum where you can ask about anything related to these codecs.

24 Sep 2004 02:09 Avatar hansjuergen

Licenses
The codecs are released under different licenses: while FAAC and FAAD (the outdated first release of the decoder) use the LGPL, FAAD2 is GPL. For more information see the homepage and/or the Readme files in the source code package or CVS, also about patent issues related to the AAC format.

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