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libfdk_aac for encoding AAC: Where and how do I get it, libfdk_aac needs faq or guide
J.Fleming
post Feb 13 2013, 09:51
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According to various guides, like this one:

https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/wiki/AACEncodingGuide

The best AAC encoder to use is libfdk_aac, the Fraunhofer FDK AAC codec library. FFMpeg supports encoding with it.

However, I have been searching Google for hours now on how to get the Fraunhofer FDK AAC codec library, to no avail. Apparently, no one wants it, or no one has ever asked about it? I'm VERY VERY confused.

Where would I go to purchase libfdk_aac? How would I install and configure it to work on Windows with FFMpeg?

Can't for the life of me believe or understand why there isn't a single FAQ or guide written to explain this extremely basic and fundamental information.

Please forgive my attitude, I'm just VERY frustrated right now and I do realize I am probably being extremely idiotic and missing something VERY basic. sad.gif
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Ubscene
post Feb 13 2013, 13:10
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QUOTE (J.Fleming @ Feb 13 2013, 10:51) *
According to various guides, like this one:

https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/wiki/AACEncodingGuide

The best AAC encoder to use is libfdk_aac, the Fraunhofer FDK AAC codec library. FFMpeg supports encoding with it.

However, I have been searching Google for hours now on how to get the Fraunhofer FDK AAC codec library, to no avail. Apparently, no one wants it, or no one has ever asked about it? I'm VERY VERY confused.

Where would I go to purchase libfdk_aac? How would I install and configure it to work on Windows with FFMpeg?

Can't for the life of me believe or understand why there isn't a single FAQ or guide written to explain this extremely basic and fundamental information.

Please forgive my attitude, I'm just VERY frustrated right now and I do realize I am probably being extremely idiotic and missing something VERY basic. sad.gif


You can easily create a working ffmpeg with this script https://github.com/rdp/ffmpeg-windows-build-helpers/ (in a linux box or linux VM). It really does not take a lot of effort, just read the readme, everything else is automatic.
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