FFmpeg release branch, was: Bug#540729: ffmpeg: Possible regression - fails to decode AAC

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Mon Aug 10 10:55:12 UTC 2009

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 12:35:33PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> shortening CC list because of topic change
> Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:
> > On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 10:27:10AM +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> >> 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?
> >
> > We have an internal AAC decoder now that is about 3x faster than FAAD.
> > The only shortcoming is thatt it still lacks SBR support.
> is that already in the 0.5 branch?

Yes, since August 2008, it's even in the 0.5 release notes...

> If yes, I could clean up the debian patch queue for inclusion in the 0.5
> release branch (but most likely not before my the end of my honeymoon
> trip -- I'll be available again mid-to-end of September)

Oh, it seems that congratulations are in order :)

While we're talking about your time constraints - have you thought about
contacting Jörg Jaspert again about the patent issues wrt video
encoders?  He said he might have some time to look into this in August..

> Speaking of that, what's the status on the 0.5.1 release? Is there
> anything we can help you with that?

I need to find a bit of time to merge a handful of patches.  I only plan
to backport security-relevant stuff, but I could use help identifying
security-relevant patches.

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