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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).

-r Use RAW AAC output file.

-P Raw PCM input mode (default: 44100Hz 16bit stereo).

-R Raw PCM input rate.

-B Raw PCM input sample size (8, 16 [default], 24 or 32bits).

-C Raw PCM input channels.

-X Raw PCM swap input bytes

-I <C,LF>
Input channel config (default: 3,4 [which means Center is third and LFE is

MP4-SPECIFIC OPTIONS (if built with MP4V2)

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

-s 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


--help 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 <[email protected]>.

This manpage was written by Fabian Greffrath <[email protected]> for the Debian
Unofficial project (but may be used by others, of course).

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