Convert .ADTS to AC3

Convert .ADTS to .AC3

Audio Data Transport Stream File Format (.ADTS)

ADTS (Audio Data Transport Stream) is a container format for audio data encoded with the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) encoding scheme, originally introduced with the MPEG-2 specification. The Advanced Audio Coding scheme is a lossy compression scheme, which was developed with the intention of replacing the MP3 encoding format as a standard. However, while AAC-encoded files were achieving better sound quality in smaller file sizes compared to MP3 files at similar bit rates, the MP3 format was supported by a wider range of applications and devices, leaving it in a dominant position.
While AAC can be encountered as a stand-alone extension, AAC-encoded data stored in ADTS files is used particularly for real-time audio streaming in online radio applications and the like. In contrast to other popular streaming formats, an ADTS file consists of series of frames, each containing header data followed by the compressed audio data. This file structure makes the ADTS an ideal audio streaming format, as it makes it easier on software applications to read the stream at any given point of its broadcast.
Since AAC encoding was also featured in the updated MPEG-4 specification, it's not unusual to also discover AAC-encoded audio data stored in MPEG-4 (MP4) container files.

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.

Convert Audio Data Transport Stream File Format to Dolby Digital Audio Codec 3 File Format

How to open .ADTS Audio Data Transport Stream File Format files?
Windows
  • Windows Media Player
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Mac
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Linux
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player
iOS
Android
How to open .AC3 Dolby Digital Audio Codec 3 File Format files?
Windows
  • Windows Media Player
  • QuickTime Player
  • mPlayer
  • iOrgSoft MP3 Converter
  • Aiseesoft Audio Converter
Mac
  • QuickTime Player
  • mPlayer
  • Aiseesoft Audio Converter
Linux
  • QuickTime Player
  • mPlayer
iOS
Android

.ADTS to .AC3 converter

Disclamer: .ADTS to .AC3 converter is provided to give you some guidence about how to convert files from .ADTS to .AC3. You might need to purchase certain software to do the actual conversion.

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