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AAC file format description

Many people share .aac files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .aac file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .aac files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.aac - Advanced Audio Coding Stream

The AAC audio files are related to VLC Media Player. AAC file is an Advanced Audio Coding Stream. Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression.

VLC Media Player
Audio files
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Advanced Audio Coding Stream related extensions:
AAC Low Overhead Audio Stream
AAC Low Overhead Audio Transport Multiplex
Katorzer Music Composition
Kurzweil K2000 Data
IRCAM SoundFile
Digital Winds Music

Naturally, other applications may also use the .aac file extension. Even harmful programs can create .aac files. Be especially cautious with .aac files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .aac file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .aac file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

aa, aad, aaf, aas, aav, aax, ac, aca, aqc, awc, axc, wac, xac, zac

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

XMetaL Author Customization File
OccuRec Recorded Video
Emulex AWC Firmware Update
Microsoft Dynamics AX Configuration
GnuCash Data
Audible Audiobook

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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