Bug#540729: ffmpeg: Possible regression - fails to decode AAC

Matthew Wakeling matthew at wakeling.homeip.net
Mon Aug 10 08:48:26 UTC 2009

On Mon, 10 Aug 2009, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Fabian Greffrath <greffrath at leat.rub.de> writes:
>> Reinhard Tartler schrieb:
>>> Well, checking this would be helpful. I've extracted the relevant patch,
>>> you can find it attached.
>> [...]
>>> I've succeeded to reproduce the problem, I'm currently testbuilding
>>> ffmpeg to see if the patch indeed fixes playback of that file.
>> [...]
>>> yes, that patch allows me to listen to your voice "testing 123
>>> testing". I'll include that patch in the next upload.
>> Hu? Doesn't ffmpeg use faad2 anymore to play back AAC files and use
>> their own code now?
> frontends can choose to use either the 'ffaac' or 'libfaad' decoder.
> ffplay seems to prefer the internal, which I think is understandable.

For reference, putting "-acodec libfaad" in front of the "-i" option works 
fine with the broken version.

Thanks, that was a remarkably quick bug close.


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