[vlc-devel] Why not use ffaac by default?

Marcos Mello marcosfrm at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 15:58:39 CEST 2011


Currently VLC 1.2.0-git uses FAAD2 for AAC decoding (at least on Windows).
libavcodec (ffaac) is said to be much faster and is the dafault in MPlayer for
some time now.

I tested some videos I have here calling VLC with "--codec avcodec" and AAC
decoding works as expected. LATM/LOAS is also supported by libavcodec, BTW.

There was a lot of work in libavcodec AAC decoder since last year and I suppose
the code is mature enough.


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