Advanced Audio Coding

File extension: .aac Developed by: Bell Labs, Fraunhofer Institute etc. Type of format: Audio compression format MIME: audio/aac
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates. AAC has been standardized by ISO and IEC, as part of the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 specifications.