Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is an encoding scheme for lossy compression of digital audio designed to be the successor of the MP3 format.

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How does iTunes 128 kbps AAC compares with LAME MP3 (-V 2, or -preset fast standard)?

I've been ripping my CD's to MP3 using LAME, with -preset fast standar (or -V 2), since audio listening tests find that LAME with these settings is transparent and as good as top quality Ogg Vorbis or ...
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How to verify FLAC files against the AccurateRip database?

I've been ripping my CD's to CUE+FLAC so that I get image files that allow me to replicate the actual CD. This serves me as a backup and as an easy access to the "media" if I need to re-rip the CD's ...
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How to convert a mpeg4-aac video to mpeg-ts using MEncoder?

I know this can be done using FFMpeg and I have done it. The only problem here was that FFMpeg actually tries to "encode" the file while converting to mpeg-ts which I don't want. i.e. I just want to ...
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trouble installing nero AAC on fedora-13

(i've been asking questions like this a lot lately, eh?) I'm unable/unsure how to install nero AAC on my fedora-13 box. I've downloaded the zip archive and extracted it. I see a linux directory ...
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Adding Chapters to video as I would for aac

With AAC I can add section breaks to my audio so if I hit next track it jumps to the next section not to the next file in the playlist. Is there a way to implement this in the video files I am ...
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Extract audio aac from mp4

Is there a command line tool for Windows to extract audio aac from mp4 ?
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Convert video files for Maemo (Nokia N900) using ffmpeg/mencoder

I'm a newbie in video encoding so I'm looking for some expert advice. I'm looking to transcode media files with ffmpeg or mencoder (or something other) on Ubuntu for my Nokia N900 running Maemo. I'd ...
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How to Play 24 bit flac on iTunes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flac files on iTunes I have flac files, which are 24 bit. I have tried to convert them to MPEG-4 Audio (Apple lossless), using Max (on Mac OS 10.6.4), but it let me ...
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How can I set current URL's and track names in M4A (AAC) songs?

I was listening to a mixset from Moby in iTunes today and noticed a few cool things about this M4A file which I would really like to know how to do on my own. The file has some type of embedded URL, ...
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Automatic adaptive gain normalization

How may I normalize a (voice) audio mp3 or aac file with no loss, having the gain rised as much as possible (mitigating distortion using a compressor), so in a long conversation people that speak ...
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iTunes: Burn an MP3 CD when I only have AAC files?

Is there a way to burn an MP3 CD when iTunes only contains (unprotected) AAC files purchased from the iTunes store? There isn't an option directly in iTunes to convert AAC -> MP3 like there is for ...
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AAC Sample Rate and Bit Rate for High Quality Audio?

What are the AAC Sample Rate and Bit Rate settings to set in order to encode an audio track with a quality comparable to MP3 320kbps? I need to backup a DVD movie, the default settings for AAC are ...
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How can I import h.264 encoded MOV files into windows movie maker?

I have a couple of digital camcorders that output .MOV files encoded in h.264 video/AAC audio. They won't load into Windows Movie Maker or Windows Media Player - I guess I need to install some codecs. ...
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How to convert a library of DRM'd iTunes AAC songs to unprotected mp3s for free?

How to convert a library of DRM'd iTunes ACC songs to unprotected mp3s for free?
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What is the best file format/bit rate to rip tracks from a CD into iTunes? [closed]

I know it sounds subjective but its not meant to be. I am very new to ripping CD's using iTunes, and I'm confused over the different formats available. I have read Wikipedia regarding the AAC and ...
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How to decode AAC (.m4a) audio files into WAV?

How would you convert (decode) AAC files into WAV format? (Or, if you prefer, how to decode & re-encode them into MP3 or Ogg Vorbis? But WAV is sufficient as I already have good tools for WAV ➔ ...
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Linking to aac audio files is returning a 404

I have a lot of audio backed up on 1&1 (a web host), as I have a ridiculously large amount of cheap space left over after my websites. I uploaded these through Wise-FTP directly to my webspace ...