What does “AC3” mean?

Posted on July 23, 2008. Filed under: Definitions | Tags: |

Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital

AC-3 is Dolby Digital (also “DD”) audio codec which can contain up to 6 channels of sound.

AC-3 imagniatively stands for “Audio Coding 3”. The “AC3” name (without the hyphen) is often used to refer to any audio encoding which can be used for DVD encoding to match Dolby Digital’s specification, but is not specifically licensed by Dolby.

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