WAV to AC3 Converter

Select files for conversion or just drag and drop them to the upload area

How to convert WAV files to AC3 online?

Step 1.

Upload WAV-file

Click "Choose File" button to select a wav file on your computer. WAV file size can be up to 50 Mb.
Step 2.

Convert WAV to AC3

Click "Convert" button to start conversion.
Step 3.

Download your AC3

When the conversion process is complete, you can download the AC3 file.

Information about WAV and AC3 file formats

Name WAV AC3
Full name WAV - Waveform Audio File Format Audio Coding 3
File extension .wav .wave .ac3
MIME type audio/vnd.wave, audio/wav, audio/wave, audio/x-wav audio/ac3, audio/vnd.dolby.dd-raw, audio/x-ac3
Developed by Microsoft & IBM Dolby Digital
Type of format audio file format, container format Music File
Description Waveform Audio File Format is a Microsoft and IBM audio file format standard for storing an audio bitstream on PCs. It is the main format used on Windows systems for raw and typically uncompressed audio. The usual bitstream encoding is the linear pulse-code modulation (LPCM) format. 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.
Technical details Though a WAV file can contain compressed audio, the most common WAV audio format is uncompressed audio in the linear pulse code modulation (LPCM) format. Audio in WAV files can be encoded in a variety of audio coding formats, such as GSM or MP3, to reduce the file size. 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.
File conversion WAV conversion AC3 conversion
Associated programs ALLPlayer, VLC media player, Media Player Classic, MPlayer, RealPlayer, Winamp. QuickTime Player, VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAV https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_Digital
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