If you are looking for software to compress large media files in MKV, AVI, Blu-ray, DVDs, MP4 and other formats and HDTV broadcast, you can make use of AC3 which means Audio Codec 3. It increases fidelity and has features like a 16bit sampling at the rate of 48 khz compressed by 10-12 times totaling to 384 kbps ad each of the 6 speakers has independent track.

AC3 is capable of creating 5.1 surround sound because of its subwoofer output. To enjoy its full output there should be playback device that supports it such as a DVD player with a home theater amplifier. To use it in Mac you will require Dolby AC3 audio Mac playback.

If you wonder how to use AC3 in a Mac system, here is what to do

There are several ways to do it:

  • First install AC3 Codec. There are several options available but Mac users cannot make use of all of them.
  • You will need to convert AC3 into a different format and for that you will require some software. You will need a software which can be used on Mac platform for the conversion.
  • AC3 playback would require a software called Elmedia Player which is a third party app.

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How Elmedia Player can be used to play AC3 on Mac

AC3 files on Mac with the help of Elmedia Player with very less effort. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Download and install Elmedia Player.

This has to be from the authentic link and install it in your computer.

  1. To the Elmedia Library add the AC3 file and play it.

This is how you can do it:

  • Open the app and in the Main menu click on the file option and get the file.
  • Now in the open window you have to drag and drop the file or just drop the file in the Elmedia Player icon.
  • Right click on file in the context menu in the Finder. Now open the file with Elmedia by choosing from the “Open with” option.
  1. It is done. Really, it can’t be any easier than this.

Elmedia Player, Airy, Folx as a Save From alternatives Mac software. also supports other formats like FLV, SWF, XAP (Silverlight) RV and RM, MOV, MP4, WMV, AVI. You can decide the parameters for media output and it is possible to customize other options. Undoubtedly, it is very easy to use which makes it very user friendly.

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