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Details of extension .aac

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .aac file?
  • Which program can create the .aac file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .aac format?
  • What can convert .aac files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .aac extension?
Advanced Audio Coding Stream .aac file icon

Advanced Audio Coding Stream

The AAC file is an Advanced Audio Coding Stream. Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression.
Category: Audio files
Application: VLC Media Player
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.sf IRCAM SoundFile
.eol Digital Winds Music
.usv Yamaha Electone HS User Voice
.laa LucasArts AdLib Audio
.tfe TFM Music Maker Music

Other types of files may also use the .aac file extension. If you have helpful information about .aac extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

.ac AC3D Model
.aas Audible Words Data
.xac GnuCash Data
.aaf Advanced Authoring Format File
.aax Audible Enhanced Audiobook
.zac SPIRIT Architectural Component Data

The .aac filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

awc (1), aca (1), aax (1), aas (1), aad (1), zac (1), wac (1), axc (1), aqc (1), ac (1), aav (1), aaf (1), aa (1), xac (1), qac (1)

Can't open a .aac file?

If you want to open a .aac file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .aac association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.aac

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android