MPEG-4 Audio Encoder Now Shipping

mac:method is now shipping AACelerator for Mac users. AACelerator is a batch encoding utility designed for converting audio files into MPEG-4 AAC for use with QuickTime 6. The app ships with drag and drop batch encoding support and user selected encoding data rates ranging from 16 to 256 kbps. According to mac:method:

mac:method happily announces the immediate availability of AACelerator, a batch encoding utility for MPEG-4 AAC Audio Files.

AACellerator is a drag-n-drop application that allows you to batch encode audio files into the new MPEG4 audio format called AAC. These AAC audio files can be used within iTunes as well as other digital audio players that support the QuickTime engine.

Be aware, though, AAC files will not work on your iPod or other portable digital players that donit explicitly support MPEG4. Still, this is a great way to get started taking advantage of the smaller size of AAC audio files, or if you like you can use a higher bit rate and enjoy greater audio clarity in the same size file as your MP3 files.

You can find more information about the AACelerator release at the mac:method Web site. AACelerator is available as freeware.