Open AAC file

AAC files: what are they and how do I open them?

aac file icon Are you facing difficulties opening unknown files on your computer, or wondering exactly what this file is?
We've got the information and best software solutions for opening these files effortlessly.

Advanced Audio Coding file

You can recognize audio files in the advanced audio coding file format by the iconic AAC. Found on iTunes and many other multimedia platforms.

Further details:

AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) is a type of digital audio file and is considered an improved version of MP3. It was developed by a group of companies including AT&T Bell Labs, Dolby, Sony, and Nokia.

AAC files are designed to provide better sound quality than MP3s at similar or even less file sizes. It's the default audio format for Apple's iPhone, iPod, iTunes, and the format used for all iTunes Store audio. AAC files can also be played on Android and other platforms.

Open file with:

Media Player icon

Media Player

Windows 11 default media player.

VLC media player icon

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

Apple iTunes for Mac icon

Apple iTunes for Mac

Program used to organize and plays your digital music and video

RealPlayer icon


Multimedia player with support for proprietary RealNetworks formats

Freemake Audio Converter icon

Freemake Audio Converter

A popular free audio converter

Adobe Soundbooth icon

Adobe Soundbooth

A discontinued audio editor ffrom Adobe

Audacity icon


A free, open source software for recording and editing sounds


One of the many audio players for Windows


A simple FLAC conversion utility

BonkEnc Audio Encoder

A free audio converter

What is the meaning of a file extension?

File extensions are characters that appear after the dot in a computer file's name. For example, the file "unknown-file.aac" has the file extension "aac". This is used to identify which program should open the file or what file type it is.
File extensions help you organize and manage files. They provide a quick and easy way to identify and associate the file type with the appropriate software.

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