High performance music distribution


MPEG AAC Low Complexity (AAC-LC) is the high performance audio codec for excellent audio quality at low bit rates. Co-invented by Fraunhofer IIS, AAC is widely used in mobile music players such as the iPod and mobile phones.


up to statistically transparent

Bit rates

up to 256 kbit/s per channel

Sampling rates

8 to 96 kHz


mono, stereo, multichannel (e.g. 5.1, 7.1)

Used in

Apple iPod, iTunes, QuickTime, ISDB Japan, AV receivers, car radios, mobile music players, mobile phones


More information

AAC audio playback tests


Please note: Starting a video transfers usage data to youtube.