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


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


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

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


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.


* Portable
* Reasonably fast
* LC, Main, LTP support
* DRM support through DreaM (optional)


-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).
Use RAW AAC output file.
Raw PCM input mode (default: 44100Hz 16bit stereo).
Raw PCM input rate.
Raw PCM input sample size (8, 16 [default], 24 or 32bits).
Raw PCM input channels.
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)

Wrap AAC data in MP4 container (default for *.mp4 and *.m4a).
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
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


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


FAAC was written by M. Bakker <menno [at] audiocoding.com>.

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