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AAC Audio

What is AAC audio?

AAC stands for Advanced Audio Coding and it’s a type of digital audio file. AAC was designed to have a higher audio quality than MP3, as its sample rate goes up to 96 kHz and MP3 only goes up to 48 kHz. AAC also allows up to 48 channels and MP3 only supports two.

AAC is the standard audio format for most Apple products, music streaming services such as YouTube Music, and gaming consoles like the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 5. It’s also the most commonly used audio codec for live streaming.