[vlc-devel] Problem playing h264 + AAC (VBR) in AVI container.

Kaarlo Räihä agent_007 at luukku.com
Wed Jul 29 19:49:57 CEST 2009

You can put AAC inside AVI, but it isn't recommended because there can be some complications on playback side. If you can upload short sample file showing the issue, I can open trac ticket for this. 

jboileau kirjoitti 29.07.2009 kello 19:00:
> Hi,
> I have a problem reading h264 + AAC AVI files with VLC. The AAC is
> VBR. They play very well with VLC 0.8.6i and play perfectly with
> MPlayer. But with VLC 1.0.1 it fails to play the audio portion. I have
> included VLC messages below that I believe to be pertinent.
> These files are created by a surveillance camera and I have some
> control over the code or at least some parameters of the encoding and
> maybe something might be configured to help compatibility with VLC. I
> can't do CBR presently though. Maybe there are VLC options I can try
> and play with to see if I can get it to work.
> I have read contradicting information on the web about AAC (VBR) in an
> AVI. Some say its possible some say not. I hope some of you experts
> can shed some light on the subject. If more details is needed, please
> let me know. I can also upload an example file to Pasteboard and/or
> discuss this on IRC, whichever is easier for you guys.
> If you have ideas of things to try to make this work I would appreciate.
> Thanks!
> Jacques Boileau
> main debug: using decoder module "avcodec"
> main debug: TIMER module_need() : 5.000 ms - Total 5.000 ms / 1 intvls
> (Avg 5.000 ms)
> main debug: thread (decoder) created at priority 0
> (../.././src/input/decoder.c:315)
> main debug: thread started
> main debug: looking for decoder module: 36 candidates
> main debug: using decoder module "faad"
> main debug: TIMER module_need() : 1.000 ms - Total 1.000 ms / 1 intvls
> (Avg 1.000 ms)
> main debug: looking for packetizer module: 21 candidates
> packetizer_mpeg4audio debug: running MPEG4 audio packetizer
> packetizer_mpeg4audio debug: no decoder specific info, must be an ADTS
> or LOAS stream
> main debug: using packetizer module "packetizer_mpeg4audio"
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