Did your computer fail to open an AAC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .AAC files.
What is an AAC file?
An .AAC file is an Advanced Audio Coding file. AAC is an acronym for Advanced Audio Coding. Files that contain the .aac file extension normally hold compressed audio files. The AAC file format has been standardized by ISO and IEC and adheres to the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 file specifications.
The AAC file format is similar to the MP3 file format. However, AAC files offer improved encoding, support for multi-channel audio, and better sound quality. While MP3 files have notable sound distortion due to the compression algorithms that are used by the MP3 file format, the quality of AAC files is almost impossible to differentiate from the original audio source.
We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
Suggest another file format using extension AAC
While we know of one file format using the .AAC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .AAC file.
Various AAC file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of AAC files. Remember, different programs may use AAC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Final Media Player||User submitted|
|Free File Viewer||User submitted|
|WavePad Sound Editor||User submitted|
|Any Video Converter||User submitted|
|WavePad Audio-Editor||User submitted|
|Switch Sound File Converter||User submitted|
|VideoLAN VLC media player||User submitted|