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.AAC File Extension

File TypeAdvanced Audio Coding File

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CategoryAudio Files

What is a AAC file?

Compressed audio file similar to an .MP3 file, but offers several performance improvements; examples include a higher coding efficiency for both stationary and transient signals, a simpler filterbank, and better handling of frequencies above 16 kHz; maintains quality nearly indistinguishable from the original audio source.

More Information

Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is the default encoding used by Apple iTunes and the iTunes Music Store.

NOTE: While the ".aac" extension is sometimes used for AAC-encoded files, they are typically saved with an .M4A file extension.

Open and view .AAC files with File Viewer Plus.

Programs that open AAC files

Updated 12/13/2018

About AAC Files

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