Music can come in numerous formats and quality levels, but when someone wants to take their music on their portable device, they will need to convert it to a popular format that is widely supported. eac3to can process high definition audio and encode it to more common formats.
eac3to is a command-line software that also features an intuitive graphical user interface for those who are not used to writing commands.
Despite needing to be run in the command prompt window, eac3to will display all its options and settings, thus allowing any user to choose the action they wish to perform. Simply typing the appropriate command will permit users to remove audio data at the specified runtime, to apply a negative or positive delay, or to automatically shut down the PC after finishing the audio processing.
This application can be used to perform some actions that are not typically recommended as they can damage the source file, but experts might need to resort to them: force the use of a specific encoder or disable the dialog normalization removal.
eac3to supports a wide range of source formats, also presented within the command prompt window: PCM, WAV, AC3, DTS, MP1, MP2, MP3, AAC, FLAC, VOB and MKV, including their HD variants: DTS-HD Hi-Res, DTS-HD Master Audio or TrueHD/AC3.
The files generated by eac3to can be saved as PCM, WAV, AC3, DTS, AAC, FLAC or AGM, and users will need to install the specified third-party codecs for best results.
The GUI version of eac3to offers the same functions, complemented by an intuitive interface that can be operated by novices as well, not only by pros, by selecting the appropriate tab.
All in all, eac3to can help users extract the audio part of their Blu-ray discs or DVDs, while preserving the high-quality of the sound, so as to enjoy it on their portable audio players.