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Old 11th January 2023, 13:29   #1  |  Link
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Audio encode failed: faac.exe command-line options

Hi. Long-time listener, first time caller here.

I've been using BD Rebuilder for years - it's a wonderful tool - but it has recently broken for me. I normally use movie-only/alternate output mode, reencoding the audio to AAC, and at some point in the last few weeks, every job has started failing with "ERROR in attempt to reencode audio".

Didn't appear to be any of the usual causes (e.g. low disk space), so I've done some digging and I've found it fails at the stage where BD Rebuilder creates and runs audio1.bat, which contains the following:

"D:\Program Files (x86)\BD_Rebuilder\tools\wavi.exe" "C:\VIDEO\BD REBUILDER\WORKFILES\AUD_00011_4352.AVS" - | "D:\Program Files (x86)\BD_Rebuilder\tools\faac.exe" - -br 384000 -o "C:\VIDEO\BD REBUILDER\WORKFILES\AUD_00011_4352.AAC"

When I run this manually, it fails with "Error: Could not write to the standard output". Splitting into the two halves (going via a temporary file instead of the pipe), the first half runs fine, but faac.exe is failing:

"D:\Program Files (x86)\BD_Rebuilder\tools\faac.exe" tmp.wav -br 384000 -o "C:\VIDEO\BD REBUILDER\WORKFILES\AUD_00011_4352.AAC"
Freeware Advanced Audio Coder
FAAC 1.28
Cannot encode several input files to one output file.

The cause of this seems to be the -br 384000 option on the command line. It appears this is incorrect; changing it to -b 384 fixes things.

So as far as I can see, BD Rebuilder is spitting out the wrong command line in audio1.bat, but I'm completely baffled, and I hesitate to post this in the bug reporting thread, because until a few weeks ago this used to work. faac.exe hasn't changed, I'm running the version that comes with BD Rebuilder. I've tried older versions of BD Rebuilder; same result.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

For reference:

Log output:
[01/11/23] BD Rebuilder v0.61.28
[11:45:45] Source: TEST_00011
- Input BD size: 25.00 GB
- Approximate total content: [01:30:00.000]
- Windows Version: 6.2 [9200]
- Mode: BD normal: 5.1/3Mbps
- Quality: Highest (Very Slow)
- Decoding/Frame serving: X264/LAVF
- Audio Settings: AC3=0 DTS=0 HD=1 Kbs=640
- Resuming from previously started job.
[11:45:46] PHASE ONE, Encoding
- [11:45:46] Processing: VID_00011 (1 of 1)
- [11:45:46] Processing audio tracks
- Track 4352 (eng): Reencoding audio to AAC...
- ERROR in attempt to reencode audio.
[11:45:48] - Failed to reencode audio, aborted

Encoding profile:
caption=BD normal: 5.1/3Mbps
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