aac or Advanced Audio Codec is a lossy compression and encoding scheme for digital audio.

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easyMP3Gain: Error: Cannot start aacgain

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and trying to adjust the volume of my aac music files using easyMP3Gain, but lamentably getting an error I cannot fix. Exact version: easymp3gain-gtk 0.5.0+svn135-4 Status ...
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Icecast on linux using AAC

I'm pretty new to using Icecast. We are streaming MP3s from a Linux box with Icecast, but we need to move to AAC. How can I make Icecast stream AAC files?
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How to edit tags in AAC files?

In the old days, there used to be an EasyTag extension specifically for this purpose. Today there does not seem to be one and EasyTag does not list AAC files in its GUI. Rythmbox issues an error ...
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How to specify flac compression level when converting with avconv?

I am trying to convert some aac files to flac files, because aac is not supported by another device I use. After some multiple attempts to find a solution, searching the Internet, I finally read that ...
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How to install avconv with libfdk_aac on Ubuntu 14.04?

How to install or compile avconv with libfdk_aac on Ubuntu 14.04 ? I am also ok with comparable aac codecs e.g. http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Fraunhofer_FDK_AAC Currently I am trying ...
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Encode in aac to web radio on ubuntu [closed]

i have a web radio and would like to encode in aac , because all my players and apps are in this format . Is there any software to encode in aac to web radio on ubuntu?
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Transcode to aac on Ubuntu 14.04 using vlc

I am trying to stream a dvb stream in VLC but transcoding the audio to aac format however it can't find the encoder. How do I install it? VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision 2.1.4-0-g2a072be) ...
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How to play .aac / .m4a files in cmus in 14.04 (trusty)?

I am unable to playback .m4a (aac) files in cmus. They work in mplayer and totem. Anyone know a fix? $ cat /etc/issue Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS \n \l I already tried blowing away ~/.gstreamer*, updating ...
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WinFF (FFMPEG): Unknown encoder 'libvo_aacenc'

When I try to convert a video - specifically, a Video Object (".vob") file - to MPEG-4, WinFF which I assume is a frontend for ffmpeg and avconv, but it tells me: `Unknown encoder 'libvo_aacenc'` ...
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How to extract aac audio from an mp4 file to m4a

How can I extract the aac audio from an mp4 file? I tried with ffmpeg and -acodec copy but if i use mp4 as output it will still encode the video and I get the same file size. If I use m4a as output ...
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Faac in Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't support MP4

In Ubuntu 13.10, faac doesn't support MP4. If you run faac --help you get: Freeware Advanced Audio Coder FAAC 1.28 Usage: faac [options] infiles ... Options: -q Set ...
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Batch extract audio with avconv

I have about 70 mp4 files, and I want to extract the audio files directly without transcoding further. All the mp4 files have aac audio files. I understand I can use the following command to extract ...
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How to convert 5.1 AAC streams to AC3 for S/PDIF output?

I connect my PC to my home theater via SPDIF, so when watching video files that uses AAC 5.1 channels, it is downmixed to stereo and the surround channels are lost. I would like to be able to convert ...
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How to convert AC3 6ch audio to HE-AAC? GUI solution?

I want to convert the audio track of a MKV file to HE-AAC (AAC+/AACplus). The audio track is AC3. But there seems no GUI for HE-AAC encoding? I only found out there is a Command Line Tool (CLI) from ...
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Is there now any way to convert mp3 files to m4a or aac 192kbit?

Since about two years now I am trying to find a way to convert high quality mp3 files to m4a or aac files with a fixed bitrate 192k. Please don't suggest using another format - i thought this through ...
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How to export to AAC audio from Audacity?

Exporting to MP3 audio from Audacity works fine, but exporting to "M4A (AAC)" results in nothing. No file is created or whatsoever. I can see that it depends on "ffmpeg" library to work, but the ...
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How to convert ogg to aac music format?

I want to convert a ogg file to aac. But I need to transfer all the data of the ogg file (i.e. album, year, cover,...) to the aac file using a shell comand. Thanks!
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How to make Banshee to play AAC audio streams?

I have played MP3 radio with Banshee but I had to use VLC to play AAC streams. How to make it work with Banshee?
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converting aac to mp3 via command line

Original Question Is there some cli tool to convert aac files from the iTunes Store (no DRM) to mp3? Update 1 MP3 to MP3 I installed libavcodec-unstripped-52 and get a little further. When I try ...