.EAC3 File Extension

Dolby Digital Plus Audio

Developer Dolby Laboratories
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What is a EAC3 file?

An EAC3 file is an audio file saved using enhanced AC-3 (EAC-3) compression. It contains compressed, multi-channel digital audio. EAC3 files are the successors to .AC3 files.

More Information

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.

How to open a EAC3 file

You can open and play EAC3 files in a variety of media players, including VideoLAN VLC media player (cross-platform), Apple QuickTime Player (Mac), and Microsoft Windows Media Player (Windows).

You can also use FFmpeg (cross-platform) to convert EAC3 files to more-common audio formats.

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Programs that open EAC3 files

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