AAC File

What are AAC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AAC file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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.

How to open AAC files

We have identified two AAC openers that are compatible with this specific type of AAC file.

Programs that open Advanced Audio Coding files

Last updated: November 30, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterVerified
QuickTimeQuickTimeVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
WinampWinampVerified
KMPlayerKMPlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
MediaMonkeyMediaMonkeyVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified
Wondershare Video EditorWondershare Video EditorVerified
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted

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