Way to Convert AAC audio in MP4/MKV to AC3/MP3 and play in VLC on Mac

Diana Joan

Feb 28, 2015 09:11 am / Posted by Diana Joan

It's very common for us to hold MKV and MP4 files in AAC audio sound as AAC is commonly used codec in MKV or MP4 container. In most cases, MKV or MP4 files with AAC can be played with many media players and portable players. However, MKV or MP4 files with AAC may not work very well on our Live:

  • MKV or MP4 in AAC cannot be played with media players like WDTV;
  • The audio of MKV or MP4 in AAC is lag behind of video;
  • The audio quality of MKV or MP4 video in AAC is unbearable.

Convert AAC Audio to Play in VLC

So if you love the audio of one movie and want to imitate one actor's voice or listen to the music in the movie to have fun, you have to convert AAC audio in MP4/MKV to other more common audio formats then play in some media players, like VLC player, Windows Media Player. This article will introduce how to convert AAC audio in MP4/MKV to AC3, MP3, FLAC, WAV or M4A on Mac.

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is a suitable choice. It is simple to use and features fast conversion speed. The advanced encoding technology accelerates its conversion speed to great extent.

With this AAC to VLC converter for Mac, you can also convert MKV FLAC audio to AC3/AAC. With the Windows version - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, you can convert M2TS file with DTS audio to AC3 and WAV to AC3, etc.

How to Convert AAC of MP4/MKV to AC3, MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4A on Mac?

Step 1. Add Video to AAC Converter

Run iMedia Converter for Mac and import video files by clicking "Load file(s)" or "Add Video".

Add Video to ACC Converter

Step 2. Choose Output Audio Format

Just click the "Format" > "Common Audio", then you will see all the audio formats (AC3, MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4A) we listed and others.

AAC to AC3 for VLC

Step 3. Start to Convert AAC to AC3, MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4A

Click the red "Convert" button, start the conversion. And find the destination file by clicking "Open".

After you get the transferred audio file, you can play the audio in VLC player and listen. Have a try and have fun!

Other ways you may like to try:

Convert AAC to MP3 Using iTunes

Free Online Audio Converter

Know more about AAC:

Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is a standardized, lossy compression and encoding scheme for digital audio. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at many bit rates.

AAC's best known use is as the default audio format of Apple's iPhone, iPod, iTunes, and the format used for all iTunes Store audio (with extensions for proprietary digital rights management).

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