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

Rostislav Pehlivanov atomnuker at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 16:16:40 EEST 2016

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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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.

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