AAC to AC3

Convert AAC to AC3 - online and free - this page also contains information on the AAC and AC3 file extensions.

convert AAC to AC3 convert AAC to AC3

How to convert a AAC to a AC3 file?

  1. Choose the AAC file that you want to convert.
  2. Select AC3 as the the format you want to convert your AAC file to.
  3. Click "Convert" to convert your AAC file.

Zamzar Pro Tip: You can use VideoLANs VLC player to open AAC files if Apples Quicktime fails.

Drag & drop files, or select link

Or choose a different format

(And agree to our Terms)

You're in good company:
Zamzar has converted over 400 million files since 2006
File extension .aac
Category Music File
Description AAC is similar to MP3. It essentially cuts out, or compresses, information that the human ear cannot pick up thereby making digital files smaller and more easily managed and therefore quicker to download. AAC is about half the size of MP3 but with better quality. It is at least one tenth the size of CD digital data. Apple are the biggest users of this format and if you have an iPod or iPhone then you will have come across this format as it is iTunes default audio format.
Actions AAC to AC3 - Convert file now
View other music file formats
Technical Details AAC is similar in concept to MP3 but goes further. It too compresses digital audio files but to a bigger degree. It is also part of the MPEG-4 standard, it is most widely used to create small digital audio files. The current variant is specified in ISO/IEC standard 14496-3. Like MP3, AAC is a lossy algorithm. The human hearing system cannot hear quiet sounds in the presence of loud sounds of a similar frequency; for example, a voice conversation cannot be heard while an aeroplane flies low overhead. This is known as auditory masking, this allows the discarding of data with minimal loss of quality.
Associated programs KMPlayer
RealPlayer
VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
iTunes
Developed by A combination of Fraunhofer IIS, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Dolby and Sony Corporation
MIME type audio/aac
Useful links More detail about the AAC file format
How to play AAC files
Convert AAC file
File extension .ac3
Category Music File
Description AC3 is an audio file specifically developed by Dolby Digital to provide surround sound audio. The format is used for audio on many DVD and Blu-Ray media. In order for the file to be correctly decoded and output, a DVD player with a Dolby Digital compatible home cinema system is required. It became the de facto standard for surround sound, and has held that position since its inception in 1992, with it coming to home cinema in 1995.
Actions Convert AC3 file
View other music file formats
Technical Details AC3 allows for separate audio to be defined for each of the 6 speakers in the standard cinema and home cinema setup. This produces the effect of surround sound to the person listening to the audio file. The six channels consist of right front, center, left front, rear right, rear left and a sub woofer.
Associated programs QuickTime Player
VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
Developed by Dolby Digital
MIME type audio/ac3
audio/vnd.dolby.dd-raw
audio/x-ac3
Useful links Information on AC3
Offiial Dolby Digital Website
Convert AC3 file

Convert AAC file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert AAC files to a variety of other formats

AAC to AC3 - Convert file now

English | Français | Español | Italiano | Pyccĸий | Deutsch