AC3 Audio Codec SDK Libraries

LEADTOOLS provides an AC3 encoder for DirectShow and Media Foundation. This encoder compresses audio data using the A/52 - Digital Audio Compression Standard (AC-3).

Feature-rich AC3 Audio Codec SDK

AC3 Audio Encoder

AC3 is used primarily within DVD, digital television (DTV), digital cable television, and satellite television transmissions. The LEAD AC3 encoder adheres to the A/52 - Digital Audio Compression Standard (AC-3) standard.

Multimedia support for surround sound

Surround Sound Support

AC3 encoding supports 5.1 surround sound with down-mixing options for compatibility with non-surround audio devices.

  • Create Dolby Digital 5.1 (6-channel) surround sound
  • Create DVDs with Dolby Surround
  • Convert stereo input to 5.1 surround sound output
  • Down-mix 5.1 audio into stereo or mono for devices without surround sound support
AC3 Audio Codec Development Made Easy

Easy to Integrate

LEADTOOLS handles the heavy lifting, eliminating months of R&D, while giving you the best quality and performance available. You'll be free to focus on other components of your application. Download the LEADTOOLS evaluation to streamline your development.

Cross platform libraries

AC3 Audio Codec SDK Platforms and Programming Interfaces

Operating Systems

Projects that use LEADTOOLS AC3 Audio Codec libraries can be deployed to Windows devices.


Developers that are leveraging these frameworks can utilize the AC3 Audio Codec SDK: .NET Framework, WinForms, and ASP.NET

Programming, Scripting, Markup

AC3 Audio Codec code snippets and demo applications are provided for the following: C#, VB, XAML, and C/C++

Start Coding with LEADTOOLS AC3 Audio Codec

Multimedia libraries for Windows development in C, C++, C#, and VB.NET targeting DirectShow and Media Foundation frameworks.

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