My roommate is a music buff who has bought lots of electronics to play high quality music. Recently he bought a new DVD player and on the same day he imported all his music to DVD from his Sony Walkman MP3. Sad to say it, when he put the DVD into the DVD player, he found that all the music could not be identified by the DVD player, which means that he couldn't play his music on his new DVD player. Yesterday he told me his troubles and asked me for help.
Finally I found that all his music in Sony Walkman MP3 is in AAC format, which is known as the abbreviation of Advanced Audio Coding and has better sound quality than MP3 at the similar bit rate. AAC is a very famous audio format and widely supported by YouTube, iPhone, PSP and 3DS. But the problem is that the DVD player is not included in such devices. It can only support a few formats just like AC3 which known as the synonym of Dolby Digital audio codec. Although AC3 is not as widely used as AAC, it is also welcomed by many music lovers for its better sounds quality.
To make story short, DVD player can't play AAC files directly. However, it doesn't mean that we can't enjoy AAC music on DVD player. There are still some methods can help us to play AAC on a DVD player. The most direct way to solve this problem is to convert AAC to AC3, which is supported by DVD player. Today in this post, I will introduce three AAC to AC3 converters to you.
Part 1: Convert AAC to AC3 with Leawo Video Converter
The first AAC to AC3 converter I want to introduce to you is Leawo Video Converter, one of the famous video converters around the world. It supports more than 180 different videos and audios formats such as MP4, MKV, AVI, MP3, AAC and so on. There is no doubt that Leawo Video Converter can help you convert AAC to AC3 without any quality loss. I believe that you will love it for its simple manipulation interface and efficient video conversion as long as you make use of it.
Here in this part, I will show you the details about how to use Leawo Video Converter to convert AAC to AC3. First you need to download and install Leawo Video Converter first.
Step 1: Import source AAC audio files
Open Leawo Video Converter to enter the main program interface. Add your AAC audio you want to convert by clicking the "Add Video" button and call out the drop down menu near the "Add Photo" button to change the output format.
Step 2: Set AC3 as output format
On the formats select window, you can find that there are many categories of submenu. What you need to do is choosing "Common Audio" and selecting the AC3 as output formats.
Step 3: Convert AAC to AC3
Finally, back to the program interface and click the green "Convert" button, set the output file on the popup sidebar. After that you will get your converted AC3 audio soon.
Part 2: Convert AAC to AC3 with AAC to AC3 Converter Online Free
If you don't like download software and install program, there are also some online AAC to AC3 converter online which can help you convert AAC to AC3 as well. You can finish your conversion freely without download any software. I have made a list of 3 online AAC to AC3 converter to you which I think is better than others: Zamzar.com, Convertio and Filezigzag
Among those online converters, Zamzar.com is worth to use for AAC to AC3 conversion. So what I'm going to do is to take Zamzar.com as an example to show you how to use the online converter to convert AAC to AC3.
Step 1: Import source AAC file
There are two ways for you to import source AAC files into the free AAC to AC3 converter online. One is choosing AAC files from your computer; the other one is adding files from the Internet (make sure that you import the right URL).
Step 2: Choose output format
After importing your AAC audio, you require choosing AC3 as your output format under "Output Formats" drop-down list.
Step 3: Enter your email address to receive converted files
The most important step is entering your email address, which determines whether you can receive your converted files or not. Therefore, you need to enter your correct email address or you might not get your AC3 audios.
Step 4: Convert AAC to AC3
Click "Convert" button then you will receive an email which will give you the converted files.
Part 3: Convert AAC to AC3 with VLC Media Player
The last method I want to introduce to you is using VLC Media Player to convert AAC to AC3, free and open-source software which is used for streaming and converting videos. VLC Media Player supports many audio and video formats, of cause including AAC and AC3. Therefore, I will tell you how to use VLC Media Player to convert AAC to AC3.
Step 1: Enter the convert interface
Open VLC media player to enter the program interface, find the "Media" tab and select "Convert/Save" button on the drop-down menu.
Step 2: Import AAC files
After entering the convert interface, click the "Add" button on the pop-up window and then you can add your AAC audios you want to convert.
Step 3: Set AC3 as output format and convert AAC to AC3
Choose AC3 as output format by clicking the "Profile" box and then tap "Start" to begin the conversion.
From above, we have learned three way to convert AAC to AC3, but these methods are not all reliable.
Although online converter is very convenient, it will take you more time on uploading and downloading your files. What's more, using online converter needs your correct email address, this means that your private information might be leaked via internet.
By comparison, VLC Media Player and Leawo Video Converter don't have the problem about privacy leak. To tell the truth, Leawo Video Converter has better service and operational interface than VLC Media Player. VLC Media Player needs a very complex procedure to find the target format, which is not friendly for users. However such things are not going to happen if you use Leawo Video Converter.
If you prefer safer and faster services, I think Leawo Video converter is still the best choice to help you finish the AAC to AC3 conversion.