[vlc-devel] Is AAC support enabled in VLC 1.0.0-rc4 ffmpeg (MacOS X)?

Derk-Jan Hartman hartman at videolan.org
Thu Jun 25 22:56:30 CEST 2009

On 25 jun 2009, at 21:01, Rafaël Carré wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 18:24:29 +0200
> "Felix Paul Kühne" <fkuehne.videolan at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Am 25.06.2009 um 16:17 schrieb Andre-John Mas:
>>> Is there any reason why this not enabled by default? I am refering
>>> to the binary release.
>> Yes, there are licensing issues with FFmpeg in combination with
>> libfaac. The FFmpeg developer don't consider libfaac as free
>> software anymore. I don't know the details, so if we decide to still
>> support libfaac, I'll happily activate it.
> My ffmpeg checkout has a aacenc.c (C) 2008 Konstantin Shishkov, is  
> this
> one disabled?

For some reason, vlc won't use it. I've also been told it's terribly  


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