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What's a AAC File?

AAC, short for Advanced Audio Coding, a lossy audio compression format defined by the MPEG-4 standard, developed by Fraunhofer, but Dolby, Sony and AT&T are also major contributors. AAC is the natural successor of MP3 (MPEG-1/2 Layer 3) , in the new multimedia MPEG-4 standard that is widely used for various media. AAC can include as many as 48 full-bandwidth (up to 96khz) audio channels in one track, plus 15 low-frequency effect channels, up to 15 data streams and more. In fact, AAC's algorithm was completed in 1997, when it was called MPEG-2 AAC. However, as the MPEG-4 audio standard was formed in 2000, MPEG-2 AAC was also used as the core of its encoding technology. At the same time some new encoding features are add, so that it is also called MPEG-4 AAC.

AAC has a higher quality than MP3. The algorithm used by AAC is different from the MP3 algorithm. AAC combines other functions to improve coding efficiency. AAC's audio algorithms greatly exceed the previous compression algorithms (such as MP3). The high frequency part of AAC may not be better than the MP3 of the same frequency in the spectrum, or even worse than the latter. But you can easily find that AAC's signal is significantly denser and thicker than MP3. The actual effect varies from one to another, it's true that AAC is indeed much better than MP3 in term of sound quality and file size. In short, AAC can provide better sound quality and 30% smaller than MP3 files. AAC is well-known for higher compression ratio, multi-channel support, more sample rate, and improved decoding efficiency.

open and edit AAC files

Apple's iTunes uses AAC as their default encoding method for music files. Nintendo DSi and 3DS, PlayStation 3, DivX Plus Web Player, and other devices and platforms also adopt AAC codec, instead of MP3. AAC files may use the .aac file extension but they're more commonly seen wrapped in the M4A file container, and therefore usually have the .m4a file extension. Most multimedia applications allow you to import AAC files, like iTunes, Final Cut Pro, MusicBee, MediaMonkey, iMovie, Movavi Video Editor, Wondershare Filmora, etc.

How to Open AAC Files with Movavi Video Editor

Open AAC files in Windows

  1. In the main screen, go to the Media tab on the left sidebar and click the Add Media Files button.
  2. Go through the top menu bar File > Add Media Files, or simply press Ctrl+O.
  3. Resize Mov Video Editor's window and then drop AAC files to the timeline.

Open AAC files on Mac

  1. Go to the Media tab on the left sidebar and click the Add Media Files button.
  2. Go through File > Add Media Files in the top menu bar, or press Command+O.
  3. Simply drop AAC files from Finder to the timeline.

Open AAC Video on All Modern Computers

Windows 10 Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP
macOS Big Sur macOS High Sierra macOS Sierra macOS el Capitan Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

FAQs on AAC Editing and Downloading

Question:What's the best free AAC editing software?

Answer: There are an array of free AAC editing applications. Here I strongly recommend Audacity. It's a cross-platform audio editing software, which means you can use it to edit AAC files in Windows, Mac or GNU/Linux. Get Audacity to edit your AAC files for totally free. Other free AAC editor options include WaveShop, WavePad, DVDVideoSoft Free Audio Editor, etc.

Question:How Do You Download YouTube to AAC?

Answer: There are many online YouTube to AAC free downloader applications like OnlineVideoConverter, Convert2Audio, and SaveClipBro. For desktop YouTube downloader, try Wondershare AllMyTube for Mac and Windows or VDownloader for Windows. Both support batch download YouTube to AAC, which saves big time to download online music.

Movavi Video Editor Supports AAC Files and Almost Any Media Formats

Movavi Video Editor opens AAC files and all popular audio and video files. It's is an all-in-one video editing application to make movies from AAC music, photos and video clips.


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