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HE-AAC (AAC+) still not supported? RRS feed

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  • Just wondering why HE-AAC (AAC+) is still not supported? I'm sure Microsoft could get a really good price on the player portion, probably could get a good price on the full codec if they asked Coding Technologies for a deal. As a webcaster using aac+ for a radio stream, I am truly disappointed by this lack of support. Other companies have made deals to give this codec away for free (Nullsoft, Orban) so I don't know why there would be resistance to adopting this codec.
    Sunday, April 12, 2009 2:07 AM

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  • OK, I guess I spoke too soon! I was trying to play our stream through the .pls file and WMP reported that it could not play the stream because it lacked the proper codec. I just entered the URL directly and now it is playing with full fidelity and stereo! I'm extremely excited by this! This is going to be big for our station and all other stations using the more compact aac+ codec. I'm going to leave this as partly open until I can check it on a better audio system at work Monday, but through the headphones that seems like full function with this codec.

    For those that want to check this use the following:

    alt+f to open the file menu or control+U enter the URL:port of your favorite aac+ or aac+v2 stream and hit enter. You should have proper stereo and full fidelity audio. Test streams can be found at http://www.orban.com/products/streaming/opticodec-pc1010/eval/

    or you may use our stream at http://supermix.us (winamp/VLC link) or directly enter it in to WMP http://supermix.sunyocc.edu:8000 There is a limit of 200 simultaneous connections to this stream.
    Sunday, April 12, 2009 6:58 PM

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  • (edited, no more need for this complaint.)
    Sunday, April 12, 2009 5:07 PM
  • OK, I guess I spoke too soon! I was trying to play our stream through the .pls file and WMP reported that it could not play the stream because it lacked the proper codec. I just entered the URL directly and now it is playing with full fidelity and stereo! I'm extremely excited by this! This is going to be big for our station and all other stations using the more compact aac+ codec. I'm going to leave this as partly open until I can check it on a better audio system at work Monday, but through the headphones that seems like full function with this codec.

    For those that want to check this use the following:

    alt+f to open the file menu or control+U enter the URL:port of your favorite aac+ or aac+v2 stream and hit enter. You should have proper stereo and full fidelity audio. Test streams can be found at http://www.orban.com/products/streaming/opticodec-pc1010/eval/

    or you may use our stream at http://supermix.us (winamp/VLC link) or directly enter it in to WMP http://supermix.sunyocc.edu:8000 There is a limit of 200 simultaneous connections to this stream.
    Sunday, April 12, 2009 6:58 PM