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AC3 file

This page contains information on the AC3 file extension (AC3 Audio File file)

File extension.AC3
CategoryAudio File
DescriptionAC3 is a file format with multi-channel Dolby Digital sound. Each file with .ac3 extension may contain up to 6 audio data blocks, and each block consists of 256 audio fragments for each channel. AC3 tracks may feature output for subfoofer in order to create dimensional 5.1 sounding. AC3 tracks are supported by multiple freeware players, but the quality of sounding highly depends on the acoustic system. If the software doesn't support AC3, AC3 Filter codec needs to be installed.
Associated programsQuickTime Player
VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
Developed byDolby Digital
MIME type
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Convert AC3 files

Using CoolUtils Online AC3 Converter it is possible to convert AC3 files to a variety of other formats:

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