Aud-X 5.1 Surround Codec

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Simple-to-use software application that helps you encode AC3 and WAV files, and decode MP3s which can be turned to AC3 tracks with different bitrate values

editor's review




Sound quality is paramount for anyone who enjoys listening to music and watching movies onto their home computer. For this reason, having the appropriate tools for decoding audio streams and encoding the sound to obtain the best output possible is a must.

Aud-X 5.1 Surround Codec is one such utility, easy to install and not at all difficult to set up, even by less experienced users. This particular codec has a configuration area that will make it possible for you to adjust the encoding and decoding settings in a quite simple manner.

Encoding settings

The quality for audio encoding starts from 80kb/s, or streaming quality, and can reach 192 kb/s, which is the highest possible level for this utility. Aud-X 5.1 Surround Codec supports AC3 and WAV file formats for this operation and you can easily choose the track to process by pressing the 'Encode file' button.

Decoding options

Insofar as decoding sound files is concerned, the software application can handle MP3s which can be turned into AC3 tracks with bitrates from 128 up to 640. Also, Aud-X 5.1 Surround Codec is able to decode tracks into PCM format, namely 6 channel uncompressed audio files.

Extra configuration settings

There are even more configurations you can tinker with and they are related to the Aud-X DirectShow filter. Thus, by checking the corresponding box, you will be able to set this codec as the default one for decoding AC3, PCM, MP3 as well as all Aud-X streams.

In case you have other decoders installed onto your system and still want Aud-X 5.1 Surround Codec to handle one of the above mentioned formats, the filter will become the last chain in the processing of the streams.

Bottom line

All things considered, when it comes to transforming regular movie soundtracks or music files into amazing surround audio, this particular software program  may prove to be just what you need. Easy-to-customize and with a decent feature set, Aud-X 5.1 Surround Codec is a really good choice and is suitable for all users, regardless of their experience in sound processing.

Aud-X 5.1 Surround Codec was reviewed by Olivian Puha
Last updated on August 7th, 2014
Aud-X 5.1 Surround Codec - Aud-X 5.1 Surround Codec enables you to encode and decode audio signals to provide you with quality sound.Aud-X 5.1 Surround Codec - From the Decode tab, you are able to choose from AC3 128, 192, 256, 384, 512, 640 kbps decoding.Aud-X 5.1 Surround Codec - You can toggle to activate AC3, PCM, MP3 and Aux/MP3 decoders from the Config tab.

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