AC3, short for Dolby Digital AC-3, is a
new generation of multi-channel digital system for home
theater. It contains five channels for normal-range speakers
and one channel for the subwoofer driven low-frequency
effects, and so it is also known as 5.1-channel. Audio files
could be compressed to as small as 1/12 by AC3 with some
loss on sound quality correspondingly.
Zune is the name of both services that
obtain and share the media content and a brand of Portable
Media Player developed by Microsoft like iPod of Apple Inc.
Xbox is a video game console competing
intensely with the Nintendo GameCube/Wii or Sony's
PlayStation/(PS2/PS3).Microsoft has published versions
Xenon, Xbox 2, Xbox FS, Xbox Next, or NextBox, XBOX 360.
You can convert ac3 to wma first, then play them on Zune / Xbox.
DVD players such as WinDVD player or PowerDVD player on your
include the AC3 decoder. Because wma format only supports
stereo or mono channel, please configure output audio
channel as stereo in properties of AC3 decoder. Or
ac3 decoder. In VISTA the codec is bundled as default.
Zune Xbox Converter to
convert AC3 to Zune/Xbox. Then use USB or networks to
transfer the wma file. Or burn the files to CD/DVD, play
disks on Xbox easily.
MPC means MusePaCk (.mpc), which is a
completely free and high-quality audio format developed by
Andree Buschmann in 1997. With better sound quality and
faster encoding speed than MP3, it is now believed to be the
best lossy codec suitable for listening music. But Itís said
that only OEM Cor. develops Walkmans that support MPC format
at present and which is only used by few people who persue
higher-quality sound. And as MPC lacks of support from both
hardware and software, and itís less well known, itís mostly
impossible to replace MP3.
To play mpc on Zune / Xbox,
please install the appropriate
mpc Directshow filter/decoder/codecs (RadLight) for the
mpc file to wma.