Handbrake: faac vs CoreAudio

ThePiratkapten

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Apr 13, 2013
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Hi!

I am converting some movies with Handbrake and wonder if there is a difference between "faac" and "CoreAudio" in the audio tab when using AAC. I think if the audio quality is better with one or the other (I will use 320kbit/s).

Thanks in advance!
 

dynaflash

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Mar 27, 2003
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Core Audio is waaaay better than faac. In fact in the nightlies now HB has dropped faac on the mac. Note: Core Audio is only available on the mac version of HB.
 

ThePiratkapten

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Apr 13, 2013
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Core Audio is waaaay better than faac. In fact in the nightlies now HB has dropped faac on the mac. Note: Core Audio is only available on the mac version of HB.
Okay, but can you hear the difference with a pair of good headphones? Also, why is Core Audio better?
 

jayhawk11

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Okay, but can you hear the difference with a pair of good headphones? Also, why is Core Audio better?
No, and because it's integrated into OS X (hence the "Core" name). Is there any particular reason why you aren't just sticking with a preset in Handbrake?
 

ThePiratkapten

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Apr 13, 2013
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No, and because it's integrated into OS X (hence the "Core" name). Is there any particular reason why you aren't just sticking with a preset in Handbrake?
Thanks for the clarification! (By the way, thank you dynaflash too!) I don't use the presets because I want to have full control over the settings and use more optimized settings for my needs. :)