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Convert AAC audio files to and from other popular formatsAAC is the audio file format used by Apple in their popular iTunes Music Store. It is an audio codec used increasingly for downloaded music files, streaming-media, and satellite-radio applications. We highly recommend AAC if your playback equipment supports it.
AAC stands for either MPEG2 Advanced Audio Coding or MPEG4 Advanced Audio Coding. The MPEG2 audio-encoding standard of the format is not backward-compatible with MPEG1 audio. MPEG2 AAC can produce better audio quality than MP3 using less physical space for the files. MPEG4 AAC can produce better quality and smaller files than MPEG2 AAC.
Although AAC is the name for the general codec, it’s an umbrella term that applies to several subformats that use AAC encoding. True ACC files contain only music, no ID tags, whereas files using the MP4 or M4A subformats can include tags. Copy-protected AAC files, such as those downloaded from iTunes, end in the M4P file extension.
The differences between the AAC and MP3 codecs: AAC-encoded files sound as good as or better than MP3 files encoded at the same or even a higher bit rate. For example, a 128 kbit/s AAC file should sound as good as or better than a 160 kbit/s MP3 file. Because the bit rate is lower, the AAC file will also be smaller than the MP3 file. AAC files allow you to store the most music on your hard disk or iPod. The High Quality AAC setting creates files that are usually less than 1 MB for each minute of music.
To use AAC, install the MP4 & AAC Decoder along with one of the free MP4 encoders available at the dBpowerAMP Web site or use Apple’s iTunes software. Sometimes many of us want to convert AAC files from or to other formats(eg. convert AAC to MP3 for playing on your MP3 players). There are many audio converter available on the internet, and some support these functions. Following we list some related AAC converters.
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ImTOO Audio Encoder download 1 download 2
Powerful audio encoder & codec which can convert between MP3 WAV WMA MP4 M4A OGG etc. popular audio formats and extract audio from popular video file formats, such as AVI MPG ASF WMV.
Xilisoft Audio Converter download 1 download 2
It provides an easy and completed way to convert video formats including AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF to all popular audio files. Besides the most popular formats like AAC MP3 WAV WMA VQF OGG, it also supports AAC MP3 WMA MP4 M4A MP2 OGG APE AAC VQF etc.
Xilisoft WMA MP3 Converter download 1 download 2
It is an exclusive WMA files and MP3 files encoder with friendly interface and lots of useful features. The converter supports WMA MP3 WAV OGG AAC FLAC APE VQF files etc. as the input formats and converts them to the most popular audio formats MP3 files and WMA files.
ImTOO WMA MP3 Converter download 1 download 2
It can convert wma to mp3 or mp3 to wma. It supports decoding audio formats like WAV, AU, AIFF, M4A, M4A, APE, OGG, AAC, MP2, VQF, FLAC and encoding them to MP3 or WMA format.
ImTOO MP3 WAV Converter download 1 download 2
It's not only a mp3 wav converter but supports converting video or audio file format, such as wmv, avi, mpeg, asf, wma, aac, ogg, m4a, mp4, to mp3 and wav. It provides users an easy way to convert audio files within a few clicks.
ImTOO CD Ripper download 1 download 2
An excellent MP3 CD ripper and audio converter. It can extract cd audio to mp3, wav, wma, ogg and convert between these audio formats. The main function is extracting CD tracks to MP3, WAVE, etc. You can use it to convert AAC file to mp3 and play them in most mp3.
Joy RingTone Converter download 1 download 2
It enables you to create your own ringtones by converting your MP3, WAVE files and CD tracks to the most common Ringtone format, including MMF, AMR, MP3, MIDI, WAV, AAC, 3GP and MP4.
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