AC3 to FLAC Converter
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How to convert AC3 files to FLAC online?
Click "Choose File" button to select a ac3 file on your computer. AC3 file size can be up to 50 Mb.
Convert AC3 to FLAC
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Download your FLAC
When the conversion process is complete, you can download the FLAC file.
Information about AC3 and FLAC file formats
|Full name||Audio Coding 3||FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec|
|MIME type||audio/ac3, audio/vnd.dolby.dd-raw, audio/x-ac3||audio/x-flac|
|Developed by||Dolby Digital||Xiph.Org Foundation|
|Type of format||Music File||Audio|
|Description||AC3 is an audio file specifically developed by Dolby Digital to provide surround sound audio. The format is used for audio on many DVD and Blu-Ray media. In order for the file to be correctly decoded and output, a DVD player with a Dolby Digital compatible home cinema system is required. It became the de facto standard for surround sound, and has held that position since its inception in 1992, with it coming to home cinema in 1995.||FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio coding format for lossless compression of digital audio, and is also the name of the reference codec implementation. Digital audio compressed by FLAC's algorithm can typically be reduced to 50-60% of its original size and decompress to an identical copy of the original audio data.|
|Technical details||AC3 allows for separate audio to be defined for each of the 6 speakers in the standard cinema and home cinema setup. This produces the effect of surround sound to the person listening to the audio file. The six channels consist of right front, center, left front, rear right, rear left and a sub woofer.||The technical strengths of FLAC compared to other lossless formats lie in its ability to be streamed and decoded quickly, independent of compression level. In a comparison of compressed audio formats, FFmpeg's FLAC implementation was noted to have the fastest and most efficient embedded decoder of any modern lossless audio format.|
|File conversion||AC3 conversion||FLAC conversion|
|Associated programs||QuickTime Player, VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player||Windows 10, Android, Blackberry 10 and Jolla devices.|