[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] avcodec: Remove libfaac, the internal AAC encoder is better

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sun Apr 10 20:26:26 CEST 2016

On 10.04.2016, at 20:00, Derek Buitenhuis <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 4/10/2016 5:42 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> this is not possible currently libfaac is twice as fast than the
>> native encoder.
> Twice as fast and produces crap output.

Someone like me almost certain doesn't notice that it's crap. I'd even claim that most people won't notice.

> Personally I think 31x realtime (which is the example you've given) is pretty quick.
> I somewhat double people are using this on e.g. ARM, but I'm also pretty sure it's faster
> than realtime on ARM too.

I would suspect that some of the Android media server thingies may well have use for it.
And 2x slower kind of translates to "half the battery life" (well, not quite since it will probably go over wifi and that uses a lot of power, too).
But either way I don't exactly object to the removal as I don't use it, but you can't say it's better if in a (marginally relevant? but IMO definitely not irrelevant) objective measure it is 2x worse and there's no option to make it even come close.

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