MP3 and AAC are compressed audio formats. For best results in PRE use uncompressed audio - 16 bit PCM 48000Hz.
Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children
That does not explain why I don't get skipping soundtrack when using MP3 and getting it skippy when using AAC.
Why would I use uncompressed audio? It just makes the resulting video file larger.
Thanks for the hand.
Yes, but the more compressed a file is, the harder your system has to work to uncompress it and play it!
This is technically true. However, it is not related to my issue.
I own a Core I7, it's more than capable of running a 720p video.
Again, when I use the MP3, it's playing fine. When I use the AAC, it's not.
Decoding AAC can't be responsible for my CPU to be hit so hard that the file skips.
Thanks for the input!
Actually, the AAC is going to be more dependent on your I/O sub-system, than on your CPU. Please give us the details of your I/O, i.e. your HDD's, their size, speed, controller type and how you have the HDD's allocated.
Also, for AAC, I use Audacity to convert to PCM/WAV 48KHz 16-bit. Even the pro audio-editing program, Audition, does not like AAC files.
Highly-compressed Audio formats/CODEC's are often highly problematic, and most users find that converting to PCM/WAV is by far, the best way to go. The quality loss will NOT be regained, but the ease of editing will be greatly improved.
Thanks for the great input.
I'll try this when I get a spare half hour.