How to open AAC files

Did your computer fail to open an AAC file? We explain what AAC files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your AAC files.

What is an AAC file?

The AAC file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the AAC file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the AAC file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about AAC files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

Generic AAC

These apps are known to open certain types of AAC files. Since many different programs may use AAC files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific AAC file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerVerified
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerVerified
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterVerified
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerVerified
KMPlayerKMPlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
MediaMonkeyMediaMonkeyVerified
K-Lite Codec PackK-Lite Codec PackVerified
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Adobe AuditionAdobe AuditionUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
MixPadMixPadUser submitted
Nero Kwik MediaNero Kwik MediaUser submitted
AIMP3AIMP3User submitted
AVS Media PlayerAVS Media PlayerUser submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
Applian FLV and Media PlayerApplian FLV and Media PlayerUser submitted
RealPlayer CloudRealPlayer CloudUser submitted
UMPlayerUMPlayerUser submitted
WavePadWavePadUser submitted
MediaPlayerLiteMediaPlayerLiteUser submitted
Nero MediaHomeNero MediaHomeUser submitted
HP MediaSmart MusicHP MediaSmart MusicUser submitted
QuickTime AlternativeQuickTime AlternativeUser submitted
QQ PlayerQQ PlayerUser submitted
Daum PotPlayerDaum PotPlayerUser submitted
ALLPlayerALLPlayerUser submitted
AegisubAegisubUser submitted
Adobe Audition CCAdobe Audition CCUser submitted
FLV and Media PlayerFLV and Media PlayerUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with AAC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with AAC-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!