[Icecast-dev] Streaming AAC with libshout?

Greg Ogonowski greg at indexcom.com
Mon Jun 24 04:51:19 PDT 2013

The open source AAC/HE-AAC encoders offer pretty poor audio quality.
You really want encoder that uses the Coding Technologies, now Dolby, or Fraunhofer libs. That's what Orban Opticodec-PC uses. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for, and this is a perfect example.


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On Jun 24, 2013, at 18:25, "marcin at saepia.net" <marcin at saepia.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am wondering how to add AAC support to GStreamer's shout2send element. Support for this format seems to be enabled in icecast for a while and it would be nice if one of the major open source frameworks would have been capable of streaming such content.
> GStreamer's shout2send relies on the libshout library but it defines only two formats - MP3 and Vorbis. There is no single word in docs about AAC.
> Is there any way to stream AAC with libshout?
> Thank you
> m.
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