Files with a52 file extension might be found as Dolby Digital AC-3 audio format based on ATSC A/52. standard.

There is one other file type using
the A52 file extension!

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Software that open a52 file

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A52 file extension - Multichanel audio

What is a52 file? How to open a52 files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

a52 file icon: a52 filetype icon

The a52 file extension is also used for a multi channel audio format developed by Dolby Digital.

The a52 file stores audio in AC-3 audio format based on ATSC A/52 audio compression standard used by some satellite and terrestrial broadcasting.

Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open a52 file:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

Help how to open:

You can playback this file format using VLC player.

How to convert:

Probably can be converted to other formats.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .a52 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open a52 file, edit a52 file, convert a52 file, view a52 file, play a52 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

a52 file players - programs that can play a52 file - Multichanel audio

Programs supporting the exension a52 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play a52 file action.

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Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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