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Once it's not patent-encumbered, enable AAC-LC support for Commons uploads and TMH/etc. playback
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Part of the MPEG-2 Part 7 Standard (1997) which is likely to be patent free in 2018. T166024

It enjoy a wide industry and hardware support.

What about HE-AAC
This format adds backwards compatible features to the AAC encoder for supporting low bit-rates. HE-AAC is typically used for bit-rates 32–80 kbps and HE-AAC v2 for 16–40 kbps.

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Poyekhali changed the task status from Open to Stalled.May 22 2017, 2:15 AM
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According to MPEG-LA, MPEG-2 is patent free in the United States now.

Dispenser updated the task description. (Show Details)Feb 15 2018, 2:31 AM
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This task first needs to answer, in which file format it wants to support the codec. Codec detection happens in the file format parsing, so for each file format you want the codec to be supported in, you will have to take separate technical steps on that level (and thus likely separate tickets).