[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavc: remove libfaac wrapper

Rostislav Pehlivanov atomnuker at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 22:05:52 EEST 2016

On 30 September 2016 at 14:16, Rostislav Pehlivanov <atomnuker at gmail.com>

> On 29 September 2016 at 21:54, Josh de Kock <josh at itanimul.li> wrote:
>> There is really no need for two aac wrappers, we already have
>> libfdk-aac which is better. Not to mention that faac doesn't
>> even support HEv1, or HEv2. It's also under a license which is
>> unusable for distribution, so it would only be useful to people
>> who will compile their own ffmpeg, only use it themselves (which
>> at that point should just use fdk-aac).
>> Signed-off-by: Josh de Kock <josh at itanimul.li>
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> Hi,
> Thanks for the patch, I'll push it tomorrow.
> Enough discussions have taken place that dealing with the aftermath of
> removing it will actually be easier than continuing the 6 month discussions
> that have been taking place.
> Our decoder is much faster than it (using the -aac_coder fast option) and
> still has much much better quality. Testcases are useless because libfaac
> does nothing right, especially in terms of bitstream compliance. And like
> wm4 mentioned, libfaac has license issues too.


I'm looking at trac to see what needs a faac sample as a fate test, but if
anyone's bored they're welcome to join me :)

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