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Nero AAC Codec

Convert your audio files with the Nero AAC Codec - FREE!

How to use the software?

In order to use the software, download the archive and save it to a folder on your hard drive.
The software contains a command line Nero AAC Codec without a graphical user interface. The applications must be retrieved either from the command prompt, batch file, or from the "Run" command in Microsoft® Windows™ start menu.

The encoder requires .WAV files in PCM wave format as input and provides .MP4 in MPEG-4/3GPP file format as output, as well as quality and bitrate values as parameters. The decoder requires input in MPEG-4/3GPP file format and provides PCM wave files as output.

For more detailed information about the basic and advanced options of the codec, refer to the readme.txt file provided in the archive.

Chip Magazine Test

Chip Magazine (Germany) rated the Nero AAC Codec in terms of efficiency of size and the results, as listed below, show that MP4 files created with the Nero AAC Codec take up approximately 50% of the space that an MP3 file does. Which means you can pack more MP4 files onto your portable device and enjoy more music and audio books everywhere you go!

Song Title and ArtistAlbum TitleWAV file sizeMP4 file sizeMP3 file size
"Easy to Love""Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei" (OST)38 MB993 KB1.75 MB
"Unbelievable" - EMF"Coyote Ugly Soundtrack" (OST)35.4 MB914 KB1.64 MB
"All By Myself" - Jamie O'Neal"Bridget Jones' Diary Soundtrack" (OST)46.3 MB1.03 MB2.05 MB

Highest fidelity MPEG-4 audio solution – FREE!


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Release Notes

Current Version: 1.5.1.0

Release Date: December 17, 2009

New Features

neroAacEnc:
- Improved encoding of sample rates higher than 48kHz
- Solved compatibility issues with some hardware devices
- Write iTunes compatible gapless data
- Enabled preserving of very quiet high frequencies at high bitrates
- Write the encoder settings to metadata - Executable size reduction


neroAacDec:
- Improved error handling
- Speed up


neroAacTag:
- Support 3GPP tags
- Support Sony Memory Stick tags
- Improved cover art support
- Improved support for files with multiple tags in different formats (ND,iTunes,3GPP,Sony Memory Stick)
- Writes iTunes tags by default, added switch to enable ND tags

 
 
Version Number: 1.3.3.0

Release Date: September 17, 2008

New Features

neroAacEnc:
- Improved multichannel encoding
- Solved compatibility issues with some hardware devices
- Improved CBR bitrate control
- Ignore wave file length of 0 on -ignorelength
- Solved issue with very long files and -2pass
- Removed special SSE compile, all optimizations have been merged with the normal compile
- Linux version speed optimized
- Encoder exits gracefully and writes valid MP4 file on ctrl+c


neroAacDec:
- Fixed incorrect channel output for 7.1 encodings


neroAacTag:
- Linux version available

 
 
Version Number: 1.1.34.2

Release Date: August 6, 2007

New Features

neroAacEnc
- Linux version
- New q value mappings
- Retuning of almost all bitrates
- Fix in HEv2 encoder/decoder delay
- Fixed incorrect streamlength written in MP4 files
- Significant speedup
- Removed -hinttrack option


neroAacDec
- Linux version
- Fixed a memory leak


neroAacTag
- Added -hinttrack option

 
 
Version Number: 1.0.7.0

Release Date: February 13, 2007

New Features

neroAacEnc
- Quality tuning for some bitrates
- Added support for 16 and 22.05 kHz samplerates for HE AAC
- Fixed HE AAC configuration problems for 5.1 files (at q=0.0)
- Temporary file handling fixed on Windows Vista
- Various speed optimisations


neroAacDec
- Small speedups
- Reduced memory usage


neroAacTag
- No changes

 
 
Version Number: 1.0.0.2

Release Date: May 18, 2006

New Features

neroAacTag.exe for Nero Digital™ Audio+ Tagging


Nero AAC Encoder
- Now writes mpeg-4 tags at the beginning of the MP4/3GP files
- Now supports multiple input files (-if) and produces a multichapter
MP4 file when more than one input file is present
- Backwards compatible signalling of SBR and PS Audio Object Types
(also when LC is used for encoding) for improved 3GPP
Compatibility
- Added progress display


Nero AAC Decoder
- changed to new faster AAC/HE-AAC/HE-AAC v2 decoder
- Added support for the backwards compatible signalling and
corresponding behaviour

 
 
Version Number: 1.0.0.0

Release Date: May 1, 2006

Initial Release

 
 

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This License does not provide any rights to reproduce and/or distribute this software package in whole or in any part.

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MPEG-4: Use of this product in any manner that complies with the MPEG-4 Audio Standard is prohibited, except for use by a consumer engaging in personal and non-commercial activities.

AAC: The command line encoder is using the MP4 file format I/O library for writing AAC audio to ISO/IEC 14496-1 compatible container. This library is available under MPL from www.mpeg4ip.net.

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