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AAC decoder/encoder

Unread postby cvisors » Mon Jun 09, 2003 8:04 pm

Hi everyone, just a quick question, does anyone know of an aac decoder or encoder that works under IRIX, as I prefer these to MP3.

Any ideas, or will I need to keep on encoding in mp3 in iTunes :)

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Unread postby vegac » Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:44 pm

Hmmm, I just found one for Linux
Maybe I'll try getting it running under Irix real quick...

Would you like that AAC player in a GTK environment or a command line? heh

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command line

Unread postby cvisors » Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:51 pm

I tend to use mpg123 heaps, so command line would be good. :)

I have seen the one for linux, I havn't tried compiling it yet, I am still having a look to see if there is one that will work under IRIX.

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hmm

Unread postby cvisors » Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:08 pm

Well the one I found, looks like it runs as an XMMS plugin, so I don't know if it will work for me.

So to use this one It looks like I need to isntall XMMS, hmmm may just bite the bullet and give it a go.

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And then...

Unread postby cvisors » Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:11 pm

Ack!

I have mips pro 7.2.1 here, and when trying to compile libsndfile which is needed, it bombs out with this:

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cc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I. -g -c pcm.c  -DPIC -o .libs/pcm.lo
"float_cast.h", line 173: error(1011): unrecognized preprocessing directive
        #warning "Don't have the functions lrint() and lrintf()."
         ^

"float_cast.h", line 174: error(1011): unrecognized preprocessing directive
        #warning "Replacing these functions with a standard C cast."
         ^

2 errors detected in the compilation of "pcm.c".
*** Error code 1 (bu21)
*** Error code 1 (bu21)
*** Error code 1 (bu21)
*** Error code 1 (bu21)


No Joy, any ideas?

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Unread postby vegac » Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:11 pm

Well unfortunately, after fighting with it for a bit to compile it now just spits out error messages for all eternity when trying to play a file...

but atleast I got it to compile, right?

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Well your having more luck than I.

Unread postby cvisors » Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:14 pm

But it it compiles it must be fine :D

Oh well I may just have to stick with MP3 for my encoding on my mac.

One thing I do like about Mac OS X is that it supports NFS, so all my 40 gig or so of MP3s are easy to share with all of my machines.


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Unread postby vegac » Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:21 pm

True, but I'd still like to try getting it to work...

Maybe tomorrow when I'm a bit more awake and all :)

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Thanks for this.

Unread postby cvisors » Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:27 pm

Thanks heaps, I may be just a UNIX admin, working in another field at the moment, but I can't code to save my own life :D so your help here is great.


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Re: Thanks for this.

Unread postby nekonoko » Tue Jun 10, 2003 12:15 am

I'd love AAC playback as well as I'm also a huge fan after iTunes 4 :) I've already encoded a good portion of my CD collection to the new format.
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Unread postby vegac » Tue Jun 10, 2003 7:18 am

Well, I'm going to spend a couple of hours today hopefully getting this command-line player working, so POSSIBLY soon we'll have a nice lil aac player.

Personally I've never used the format, but hey :)

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Its not too bad a format.

Unread postby cvisors » Tue Jun 10, 2003 7:58 am

To my ears, AAC seems to sound better than a MP3 at the same bitrate, and they are about the same size, I have been playing with it, since I got iTunes 4 on my mac, so if it is possible to play these under IRIX it would be fantastic.


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Re: Its not too bad a format.

Unread postby nekonoko » Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:33 am

Yep, I have all sorts of room on my iPod now that I've replaced the larger MP3 files with AAC.
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tone deaf

Unread postby somecodemonkey » Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:56 am

i personally use oggs since they are smaller and usually better quality at lower bit rates so 96 kb/s can sound as good as a 128kb/s mp3 if encoded right.

I used mp3 only a short while but switched to ogg and used acc for a little bit simple because the university doesn;t like students have mp3 files on machine connected to the network and do look for shared ones at time but of course the guys who scan it can;t tell their asshole from their elbow so think don;t search for ogg or aac :twisted:
1995: Real Audio released, allowing users to listen to halting bursts of static in real time.

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Re: tone deaf

Unread postby nekonoko » Tue Jun 10, 2003 9:09 am

ogg doesn't work on iPods so that's just not an option for me personally :)
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