On Thu, 30 Jan 2003 09:31:12 +0200, Sture Ismark wrote:
>Menno Bakker wrote:
>> Very nice to hear that you can work on an open source project. FAAC is
>> definately the thing that needs more work. I'll be willing to help you
>> with this. There is another person working on FAAC as well at the
>> moment, Krzysztof Nikiel [knik@...], maybe you can discus
>> with him also.
>> Work that needs to be done in my vision is bitrate options, since
>> Krzysztof made it pure VBR without any bitrate option. I guess you
>> should discuss with him on how to do this.
>> Other thing is psychoacoustics optimisation, which will give better
>> quality. I think quite some work has to be done on the short blocks.
>> Also, there are 2 psychoacoustic models at the moment. I think
>> Krzysztof works on one only, the one that is a bit, how to say.. "not
>> standard". But it works quite well.
>> Speed optimisations are also possible of course.
>> Let me know if you're interested in any of these.
>At this time I am ready to start working for my masters degree in
>Computer Engineering this summer. My supervisor is interested in mpeg4,
>which means I could work on an opensource mpeg4 project full-time during
>the summer or autumn.
>Do you work on faac as a hobby or as a university project?
Hobby. And I don't work on it very much at the moment.
>What do you think about what could be done and Menno's ideas?
I have some ideas to improve faac.
VBR/CBR switch seems to be the most important todo. However, current VBR
bitrate setting is quite flexible IMHO.
I also plan to improve block switch and introduce noise removing feature.
Sure there is more to be done.
>Are you interested in
>publishing your results on the "not standard" psychoacoustic model?
What results? There were no real tests performed on it and I don't plan any.
The model is quite simle. It's mainly done to be simple and sound acceptable
to me :) but it seems to work quite well.
>Would you like some help with your project, or should I find a niche of
It's not very actively developed so any help is welcome.