AC3 File Extension

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Audio Codec 3 Format
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What is AC3 file?

An .AC3 file, also known as the Audio Codec 3 file, is a binary audio file that implements a lossy compression technique to reduce the size of the audio file. The AC3 file created by the Dolby laboratories supports upto six channels and is used to playback the sound in home theatres, cinema theatres, video games, DVDs.  The AC3 file can be opened using Windows Media Player, MPlayer, VLC applications, and the file can be converted to other standard audio formats, such as MP3, WAV, and AAC using the free audio converters.

Conversion of a AC3 file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the AC3 extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of AC3 file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from AC3 extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to AC3 file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the AC3 file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the AC3 file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the AC3 file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the AC3 file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the AC3 file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the AC3 file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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