Dolby Digital Plus Audio
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What is a EAC3 file?
Enhanced AC-3, also known as Dolby Digital Plus, is an audio codec Dolby Labs developed for the transport and storage of multi-channel digital audio. EAC-3 is an iteration of the original AC-3 codec, which was also known as Dolby Digital. While AC-3 supports up to six channels of audio, EAC-3 supports up to 15.1.
Typically, EAC-3 compressed files are used as the audio tracks on Blu-ray and HD DVD movies. The EAC-3 codec, and EAC3 files, were designed to provide quality, movie theater-style sound in a variety of environments. You may also encounter EAC-3 audio within .MKV and .EVO files.