[FFmpeg-devel] New information on EALater3 MPEG audio-derived codec

Jonathan Wilson jfwfreo
Sat Aug 28 07:59:59 CEST 2010

Mike Melanson wrote:
> On 08/26/2010 06:49 PM, Jonathan Wilson wrote:
>> Some information on the EALayer3 audio codec as used in Command &
>> Conquer 3, Red Alert 3 and Command & Conquer 4 has been posted here
>> http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=EA_SAGE_Audio_Files
>> and here
>> http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=EALayer3
>> Also code for decoding EALayer3 (under BSD license) is here
>> http://bitbucket.org/Zenchreal/ealayer3
>> Hopefully this information is of use to allow someone to support this
>> format in FFMPEG (better yet, hopefully someone can write an encoder for
>> it). I dont know anything about the internals of the FFMPEG MPEG audio
>> decoder otherwise I would write some patches myself.
> No format too marginal. :) Thanks for the research.
I didnt do the work, Ben Moench did and I thank him very much for finding 
all this out.
Seems wierd that they would invent a format that's close to MPEG but not 
quite MPEG.

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