How to Convert AC3 to AAC on Mac and Windows?

AC3 to AAC Converter - Convert AC3 to AAC, Convert AAC to AC3

Convert AC3 to AAC for playing AC3 on iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, QuickTime, etc on Mac/PC.

This article will introduce you a professional AC3 to AAC converter- Avdshare Audio Converter and the step by step tutorial

AC3 to AAC converter - Avdshsare Audio Converter

  • Convert AC3 with 5.1 channel configuration, Mono, 2-channel stereo, 3-channel stereo, 2-channel stereo with mono surround, 3-channel stereo with mono surround, 4-channel quadraphonic or 5-channel surround to AAC with the highest output audio quality.
  • Convert AC3 audio in container formats, like MKV, MP4, etc to MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA, etc audio with the same container format or converting to a different container format.
  • Convert AC3 to other audio formats, like converting AC3 to MP3, AC3 to FLAC, AC3 to WAV, to AIFF, to M4A, to WMA, to OGG, etc for further expanded AC3 usage on more devices, like Zune, BlackBerry, Android, X360, Windows Media Player, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Convert between any audio formats, including AC3, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG, M4A, MP2, M4B, AMR, VOC, etc.
  • Batch converting AC3 to AAC or batch converting AC3 to other audio formats or batch converting between audio formats are supported.
  • Edit any audio file format, like AC3, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG, M4A, MP2, M4B, AMR, VOC, etc

Tutorial for Converting AC3 to AAC

You can find the converting AC3 to AAC tutorial as follows. The following tutorial can also work to convert AC3 to other audio format or AC3 in container format to other audio in the same or different container format.

Make Preparation: Free download AC3 to AAC Converter


Free download the professional AC3 to AAC Converter - Avdshare Audio Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Import AC3 files

Click "Add file" button to add AC3 file(s) to Avdshare Audio Converter. Dragging and dropping AC3 to Avdshare Audio Converter is allowed.

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

For people who want to convert a single AC3 audio file to AAC or other audio files:

Click "Profile" button to set AAC or other audio formats as the output format.

For people who want to convert AC3 audio in container formats, like MKV, MP4, etc to other audios in the same container format or other container formats:

First click "Profile" button to choose your preferred container format and then click "Setting..." button and go to "Advanced Window">"Advanced" tab>"Audio" column, then click "Audio Codec" drop-down button to choose your wanted audio, such as "aac".

Step 3 Convert AC3 to AAC

Click "Convert" button to start and finish converting AC3 to AAC.

Why Convert AC3 to AAC?

Dolby Digital AC3 is mainly used on DVD, Blu-ray, home cinema, etc. AC3 is covered by patents and decoding AC3 needs to pay a commercial license, which causes some device or audio app developers to ban AC3 from their products, among which the most typical example is Apple products. Apple products, like iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iTunes, QuickTime, etc can not support AC3 audio. What's worse, the container formats, like MKV, MP4, AVI, MXF, MOV, 3GP, etc,  contain AC3 audio within can not be played by the above said Apple products either. On the contrary, AAC audio can be played by Apple products well.