Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) audio format:is a standardized, lossy compression and encoding scheme for digital audio. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates.
AAC has been standardized by ISO and IEC, as part of the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 specifications. The MPEG-2 standard contains several audio coding methods, including the MP3 coding scheme. AAC is able to include 48 full-bandwidth (up to 96 kHz) audio channels in one stream plus 16 low frequency effects (LFE, limited to 120 Hz) channels, up to 16 "coupling" or dialog channels, and up to 16 data streams. The quality for stereo is satisfactory to modest requirements at 96 kbit/s in joint stereo mode; however, hi-fi transparency demands data rates of at least 128kbit/s (VBR). The MPEG-2 audio tests showed that AAC meets the requirements referred to as "transparent" for the ITU at 128 kbit/s for stereo, and 320kbit/s for 5.1 audio.
AAC is also the default or standard audio format for: Apple's iPhone, iPod, iTunes, Sony's PlayStation 3 and is supported by Sony's Playstation Portable, latest generation of Sony Walkman, phones from Sony Ericsson, Nseries Phones and the latest S40 models from Nokia, Android based phones, Nintendo's Wii (with the Photo Channel 1.1 update installed for Wii consoles purchased before late 2007), the Nintendo DSi and the MPEG-4 video standard
'High-Efficiency AAC' is part of digital radio standards like DAB+ and Digital Radio Mondiale.
AAC converter:AAC audio converter software
AAC Converter is a powerful audio converter.
Which can batch-convert audio formats AAC(used by iTunes)
MPC(MusePack),WMA ,MP3, WAV, APE,FLAC(lossless compression),MP2,MP4,M4A,
from one to another.
1.AAC converter can batch-convert audio
files from one format to another.Convert files from
WAV, MP3,WMA, OGG, AAC, APE, FLAC, WV,
TTA ,MP2,SPX,AC3 and MP4 to WAV and backwards.
2.Formats Supported: MPC,MP3,WMA,OGG,AAC(used
TTA ,Ra(Real audio),MP2.
3.It has a recording function that allows
you to record from line-in (cassette, LP, etc.) streaming audio,
or any other source available on your system .Use the audio recording
feature to record MIDI ,audio file protected by DRM to another audio
4.Audio cutter utility lets you trim
your music files to remove silence, or unwanted sections.
5.Audio joiner utility lets you join
multiple audio files into one big audio file.
6.Easy to use !Just one click of the
button! Clear-cut interface features large icons for performing
all major actions.
7.Audio volume normalization, re-sampling,
re-channel, and bit rate, auto renaming with tag information
8.Flexible setting. The default parameters of every format work
in most cases, but you can change them easily to best suit your