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AAC file: How can I open a .AAC file?

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✅ Advanced Audio Coding Stream

Advanced Audio Coding Stream .aac file icon
The AAC file is an Advanced Audio Coding Stream. Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression.
The AAC format description is not yet available
Category: Audio files
Application: VLC Media Player
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
AAC aliases:
AAC related links:
AAC related extensions:

⚠ Be careful with .aac files.

It's important to know that the .aac file extension can be used by various programs, not just the ones you expect. This includes potentially harmful software or malware that might create .aac files. Be cautious when dealing with .aac files from unknown sources.

🚫 The .aac file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

aa, aad, aaf, aas, aav, aax, ac, aca, aqc, awc, axc, wac, xac, zac

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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Audible Enhanced Audiobook

🔴 Can't open a .aac file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .aac file

It means that the operating system does not have a default app associated with the .aac file type. To resolve this issue and open the file, you can take the following steps:

If you don't know how to change the default app for the .aac file, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. The extension of a file serves as a hint to the operating system and various software programs about the type of data contained within the file. When you alter a file's extension, you essentially modify how software applications interpret and handle that file. Every file has a specific format, also known as its file type or file format. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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