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What is AAC format?

AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) and MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) are two mainstream music audio formats. AAC is written as file extension type .m4a, .m4b, .m4p, .m4v, .m4r, .3gp, .mp4, .aac, widely used in iTunes while MP3, written as .mp3, is so much employed on digital audio players that MP3 player is now the synonym of portable media player.

Can VLC play .AAC files?

With the VLC player, you can enjoy your AAC audio files quickly. The player directly supports AAC decoding without the need for DirectShow filters or special codecs to be installed.

What is an AAC file?

A file with the AAC file extension is a MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding file. It’s similar to the MP3 audio format but includes some performance improvements. Apple’s iTunes and iTunes Store use Advanced Audio Coding as their default encoding method for music files. It’s also the standard audio format for many other devices and platforms.