Details on MM4 Codec Pack

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Details on MM4 Codec Pack

Post by etheriau » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:44 pm

Would it be possible to get some details on the codec pack? i.e. types of encoders used for AAC (Nero?) MP4 video etc...Proprietary open source etc...?
Will it be available for free to media gold consumers?
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Re: Details on MM4 Codec Pack

Post by nohitter151 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:03 pm

AAC encoder is the same as in the old AAC plugin (FAAC). Not official, but I assume it will not be free to Gold members, just as the m4a/aac encoder was not.
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Re: Details on MM4 Codec Pack

Post by etheriau » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:14 am

OK...Just wondering why you are charging for an open source encoder...Can't you do it the "foobar" way i.e. pointing to an external CLI encoder? can that be done?

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Re: Details on MM4 Codec Pack

Post by nohitter151 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:16 am

etheriau wrote:OK...Just wondering why you are charging for an open source encoder...Can't you do it the "foobar" way i.e. pointing to an external CLI encoder? can that be done?
AAC/m4a encoding requires a licensing fee regardless of the encoder (just as for mp3 files).

Re: external encoder, see: http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=1391
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Re: Details on MM4 Codec Pack

Post by etheriau » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:58 pm

I Totally agree with zvezdan in your Mantis URL!! This is what the "competition" does...i.e. pointing to an external encoder for conversion therefore avoiding the licensing fee issues (Foobar, dBpoweramp, CDEX etc...) (I guess that's why it's done is it??)

Then MM would be THE ultimate all-in-one solution!! or at least give us the option to do so if you still want to offer your FAAC option which IMHO doesn't perform as well as the NERO and Itunes encoders.

Had your reversed engineer the ALAC codec like dBpoweramp did then I could see the point of buying the codec but it's not the case with this particular FAAC encoder.

Thx for the answers Jiri.

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Re: Details on MM4 Codec Pack

Post by etheriau » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:59 pm

I meant nohitter sorry!

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