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

George Nassar gntest at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 13:36:31 CEST 2011

Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb <at> videolan.org> writes:

> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 01:58:39PM +0000, Marcos Mello wrote :
> > Currently VLC 1.2.0-git uses FAAD2 for AAC decoding (at least on Windows).
> > libavcodec (ffaac) is said to be much faster
> <ref> ?
> > 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.
> I remember, not long time ago (less than 3 months) that a lot of samples
> were broken.
> Try it:
> http://streams.videolan.org/Mpeg_Conformance/ftp.iis.fhg.de/
> Best Regards,

A lot of samples seem to be broken for FAAD2 as well...

only informal testing on my part (aka not all samples, just a few of them
randomly selected) seems to put avcodec as actually more compliant than FAAD2. 
Further testing would probably be good.

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