faac man page

faac — open source MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 AAC encoder

Synopsis

faac [options] [-o outfile] infiles ...

<infiles> and/or <outfile> can be "-", which means stdin/stdout.

Description

FAAC is an open source MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 AAC encoder, it is licensed under the LGPL license. Note that the quality of FAAC is not up to par with the currently best AAC encoders available.

Features

* Portable

* Reasonably fast

* LC, Main, LTP support

* DRM support through DreaM (optional)

Options

-q <quality>
Set default variable bitrate (VBR) quantizer quality in percent (default: 100).
-b <bitrate>
Set average bitrate (ABR, lower quality mode) to approximately bitrate kbps.
-c <freq>
Set the bandwidth in Hz (default: automatic).
-o X
Set output file to X (only for one input file).
-r
Use RAW AAC output file.
-P
Raw PCM input mode (default: 44100Hz 16bit stereo).
-R
Raw PCM input rate.
-B
Raw PCM input sample size (8, 16 [default], 24 or 32bits).
-C
Raw PCM input channels.
-X
Raw PCM swap input bytes
-I <C,LF>
Input channel config (default: 3,4 [which means Center is third and LFE is fourth]).

MP4-SPECIFIC OPTIONS (if built with MP4V2)

-w
Wrap AAC data in MP4 container (default for *.mp4 and *.m4a).
-s
Optimize MP4 container layout after encoding.
--artist X
Set artist to X
--writer X
Set writer to X
--title X
Set title to X
--genre X
Set genre to X
--album X
Set album to X
--compilation
Set compilation
--track X
Set track to X (number/total)
--disc X
Set disc to X (number/total)
--year X
Set year to X
--cover-art X
Read cover art from file X
--comment X
Set comment to X

Documentation

--help
for short help on using FAAC.
--long-help
for a description of all options for FAAC.
--license
for the license terms for FAAC.

Authors

FAAC was written by M. Bakker <menno@audiocoding.com>.

This manpage was written by Fabian Greffrath <fabian@debian-unofficial.org> for the Debian Unofficial project (but may be used by others, of course).

Referenced By

abcde(1), faad(1).

2007-10-11 1.26 Free Advanced Audio Coder