.AC3 Dolby Digital Audio Codec 3 File Format

Dolby Digital Audio Codec 3 File Format (.AC3)

AC3 (Audio Codec 3) is an audio file format developed by the Dolby Laboratories used for storing surround sound audio for playback on modern Dolby Digital 5.1 home theater surround sound systems. For that purpose, AC3 files may contain up to six channels of compressed audio data, with five of them meant to carry information for normal range speakers and a sixth channel being reserved strictly for sub-woofer operation.
Audio data stored in AC3 files is encoded with the Dolby AC-3 algorithm, which is Dolby's third generation audio encoding algorithm. It is a lossy compression algorithm based on the technique of perceptual coding, which produces audio with higher fidelity than the preceding Dolby Pro-Logic technology.
AC3 audio is used on nearly all modern digital mediums like DVD and Blu-Ray. For proper playback, home theater systems need to be equipped with an amplifier compatible with the Dolby Digital technology. On desktop computers proper AC3 support is largely dependent on the sound interface. Certain sound cards cannot interpret AC3 streams properly and output a PCM stream instead, while others come with native support to AC3 surround sound audio. Devices that don't come with built-in support to the AC3 codec can use a software processing application, like the AC3Filter, to be able to provide proper playback to multimedia files containing AC3 audio.

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File formats conversion for .AC3 Dolby Digital Audio Codec 3 File Format
.AA Audible Audio File .AC3 to .AA
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.AA3 Atrac3 Audio File .AC3 to .AA3
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.AAC Advanced Audio Coding File .AC3 to .AAC
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.AAX Audible Enhanced Audiobook .AC3 to .AAX
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.ABC Musical Notation Language File .AC3 to .ABC
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.ACD Acid Project File .AC3 to .ACD
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.ACD-ZIP Sony Acid Project File (Inc Embedded Data) .AC3 to .ACD-ZIP
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.ACM Inter Play Acm Audio File Format .AC3 to .ACM
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.ACT Adpcm Audio File .AC3 to .ACT
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.ADG Ableton Device Group .AC3 to .ADG
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.ADTS Audio Data Transport Stream File Format .AC3 to .ADTS
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.AFC Mass Effect 2 Audio File .AC3 to .AFC
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.AHX Win Ahx Tracker Module .AC3 to .AHX
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.AIF Audio Interchange File .AC3 to .AIF
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.AIFC Audio Interchange File (Compressed) .AC3 to .AIFC
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.AIFF Audio Interchange File .AC3 to .AIFF
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.AL Alaw Format Sound .AC3 to .AL
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.AMR Adaptive Multi Rate File Format .AC3 to .AMR
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.AMZ Amazon Mp3 Downloader Download File .AC3 to .AMZ
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.AOB Dvd Audio Audio Object File .AC3 to .AOB
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.APC Cryo Apc Audio File Format .AC3 to .APC
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.APE Monkeys Audio File .AC3 to .APE
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.APF Sony Ericsson Acoustics Settings File .AC3 to .APF
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.ATRAC Sony Atrac Audio File .AC3 to .ATRAC
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