What is a .EAC3 File And How To Open It – Dolby Laboratories (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .eac3 extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .eac3 file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .EAC3 file?

The file extension .EAC3 is from Dolby Digital Plus Audio.The development of this file was done by Dolby Laboratories. This audio related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .eac3 file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .EAC3 file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .EAC3 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .EAC3 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .eac3 file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the FFmpeg software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, MPlayer and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .EAC3 file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the FFmpeg software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .EAC3 file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .eac3 file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the FFmpeg software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player, Apple QuickTime Player, MPlayer and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .EAC3 file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FFmpeg software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .EAC3 file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .eac3 file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the FFmpeg software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer and FFmpeg.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .EAC3 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FFmpeg software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .EAC3 file?

If you cannot open the .EAC3 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .EAC3 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .eal – Amazon, .eap – Enterprise Architect Project, .eap – Adobe Systems, .ear – Oracle, .ear – Eyemail Technology. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .EAC3 file with the FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, MPlayer programs on Windows, FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player, Apple QuickTime Player, MPlayer programs on Mac and FFmpeg, VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer software on Linux.