What is AAC?
AAC stands for Advanced Audio Coding and it’s a lossy audio file format (meaning it loses some quality when compressed). AAC was designed to be a better version of MP3, by achieving higher sound quality at the same bitrate. AAC is often used as the default file format for the iTunes Store, Apple Music, iPhone and PlayStation.
AAC is compatible with several mobile devices including Nokia, Blackberry, Android and iPhone. It also plays in major media players such as VLC, Media Player Classic (MPC-HC), Windows Media Player and many others.
What is WAV?
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format) is an audio file format developed by IBM and Microsoft. It was designed to store digital audio on a personal computer. WAV is a lossless format, meaning it doesn’t compress the analog recording it’s derived from.
Many players and applications support WAV, including Spotify, desktop music players like VLC and mobile players. They’re also supported by most web browsers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert AAC to WAV online?
- Choose a AAC file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s audio converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your WAV file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert AAC to WAV?
WAV is a lossless file format, meaning all of the original audio data is preserved when you convert to WAV. However, it also depends on the format of your original file. If you convert from another lossless file, like FLAC, to WAV, you won’t lose quality. If you convert from a lossy format, like MP3, the quality won’t decrease but it won’t improve either.
Is WAV better than AAC?
AAC files are lossy, whereas WAV is lossless, meaning the quality of AAC audio files are a bit lower than WAV. However, if you want your files to take up less space, AAC is better than WAV.