How to Play AC3 on Mac?
AC3 Converter - Convert AC3 to MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A etc
Recently many users are asking about how to play AC3 audio or videos encoded with AC3 audio on Mac computer, like MKV AC3, AVI AC3, MP4 AC3, MOV AC3, etc on Mac.
And now the following article just shares the solutions to this question. Before offering the solution, first we need to know that the reason why we can not play AC3 audio or videos with AC3 audio on Mac. The reason is that there is no right AC3 codec installed on our Mac and so the default Mac QuickTime player or iTunes can not natively support AC3 audio.
Three popular solutions are recommended to play AC3 on Mac. Solution One is to install the right AC3 codec. Solution Two is to convert the AC3 to QuickTime Player supported audio format. Solution Three is to use another AC3 player to replace the QuickTime player.
Solution One: Install AC3 codec
One thing we should keep in mind, that is, we should download the AC3 codec on the official website. Because, if not, you have a chance to download some virus accompanying the AC3 codec.
Solution Two: Convert AC3 to Mac QuickTime Player Supported Audio Format
To do this, we need a professional AC3 converter to help to convert the AC3 to QuickTime Player supported MP3, AAC, etc. Avdshare Video Converter is the most professional AC3 converter. With Avdshare Video Converter, the following task can be fulfilled completely:
- Convert AC3 audio with 5.1/6 channels to QuickTime Player supported MP3, AAC, etc.
- Convert AVI AC3, MP4 AC3, MOV AC3, etc to AVI, MP4, MOV with QuickTime Player supported MP3 audio, AAC audio, etc.
- Convert AC3 to MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, AIFF, FLAC, OGG, MP2, RM or any other audio codec.
- Convert MKV AC3, MKV DTS, MKV WAV, MKV WMA, MKV AAC to MKV MP3 or convert between MKV videos with various audio codecs.
- Convert AVI, MP4, MOV with any audio codec to AVI, MP4, MOV with another audio codec.
The Guide on How to Convert AC3 to QuickTime Player Supported Audio Codec
The following guide will help you to convert AC3 to QuickTime Player supported MP3, AAC, or help you to convert MKV, AVI, MP4,MOV with AC3 or any audio codec to MP4 or MOV with supported audio codec
Make Preparation: Free download AC3 Converter
Step 1 Import AC3 files
Click "Add file" button to add AC3 or drag and drop AC3 to Avdshare Video Converter.
Step 2 Targeted output format setting
Choose MP3 as the output format by clicking "Profile" button >"General Audio" category. Or select MP4 from "General Video" category.
Step 3 Start the conversion
Click "Convert" button to complete converting AC3 to QuickTime Player supported MP3, AAC, etc.
Solution Three: Use another AC3 player
In the above words we know that the Mac default QuickTime Player does not support AC3 natively, so we can use another AC3 player to replace the QuickTime Player to play AC3 file on Mac. Conveniently, the Avdshare Video Converter in Solution Two can also work as a AC3 player to play the AC3 file. Besides, VLC player is also a good option.
Steps on Playing AC3 in Avdshare Video Converter are as follows:
Step one: Click "Add file" button to add AC3 to Avdshare Video Converter.
Step two: Click "Play" button to play AC3 in Avdshare Video Converter.