AAC is one of the audio formats most used today. It is not only characterized by its popularity, but also by the quality it offers compared to other formats.
What is the AAC format?
AAC is short for Advanced Audio Coding and it is a popular digital audio format. It was born with the intention of being the substitute for the MP3 format since it offers higher quality with a lower bit rate.
It is within the ISO / IEC standard and belongs to the group of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. It is not compatible with MPEG1. It usually has better functions than MP3, although it is more used.
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- Has more sampling frequencies what mp3
- VBR Frequency (Variable Bit Rate)
- It has a cap of 48 channels
- It is efficient and accurate for encoding
- Delete audio recordss imperceptible to the human ear, to create cleaner and lighter files
- It offers the highest quality as AAC-LC 256 Kbps
- Does not support MPEG-1 group
- Its algorithm allows generating a broadband encoding superior to MP3
Using the AAC
The AAC format is mostly recognized for being used on platforms of apple devices, like Ipod and Iphone. The program they use to play it is iTunes.
At movie world it is used for movie audio. The stereo sound of a film can be reduced considerably with AAC.
It is also commonly used by applications such as Winamp, Ahead, and Nero. Like Nintendo DS makes use of the.
The reason why it is usually used in these media is because of its power capacity shield content. AAC allows you to include copyright protection in your files.
This way, the audio can only be played on authorized devices. It is a legal protection that content creators greatly appreciate.
Advantages of the AAC format
AAC is presented as one of the audio formats that competes directly with MP3. That is why it is important to highlight the benefits offered by this form, which has been on the market for some time, but is less well known.
This format not only offers superior sound quality than MP3, it also offers multi-channel support. This means that several audio channels can be integrated into a single file. It is for this reason that it is used in movie audio.
An AAC file cannot be freely shared if it is encoded with Copyright. It is the reason why it is the preferred format by Apple, since it avoids the mass reproduction of a song without paying for it.
Thanks to its excellent audio compression, the file size is usually smaller than the MP3 format. A song in AAC format can span half memory space and with better sound quality.
Add more files to your music player without it being seen storage capacity affected. This feature makes it a popular format for podcasts and broadcasts.
How to play a file in AAC format?
IOS devices often use the native iTunes app to play AAC files. However, on the Windows platform it is also possible.
Even the Windows native player (Windows Media Player or Music) have the ability to open AAC format files. As long as the file is not protected by copyright encryption.
Programs to open AAC files
- AVS Audio Converter
- Freemaje Audio
- Adobe Audition
- Quick Time Player
- VLC Media Player
- Windows Media Player
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