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Windows 7: Why are media players so awful?

25 Jun 2011   #51
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No, FLAC is a different kind of encoder, AAC is yet another.
But AAC, just like MP3, has multiple variations of the codec. The popular, open-source "mod" is LAME MP3 for MP3, and FAAC for AAC. That's what I was wondering about, if AAC support is based on the open-source FAAC and not, say, Nero's or Winamp's bundled encoder/decoder...


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25 Jun 2011   #52
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
Does MediaMonkey use FAAC or an actual AAC variation? The open source encoder is IMHO awful in a way that it's hard to set up, which is insane because aac is otherwise tons easier to manipulate than, say, LAME.
I have mediamonkey Gold. It plays M4A natively, but doesn't record or convert to it. However, on their info pageMediaMonkey » Information » Free, it says a converter can be added....and that link takes you to http://sourceforge.net/projects/faac/ .
I've never explored that myself, as I rip CD's to FLAC and make LAME VBR conversions for use on my portable players.
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25 Jun 2011   #53
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ugh. Thanks for the info in any case
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