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BlackBerry 10 Dolby AC3 Audio Codec Support Confirmed!

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For those of you who know what the Dolby AC3 Audio Codec is (and have felt the pain of it not being supported) this will be a biggie. We have received confirmation from multiple reputable sources that they have had no problem playing videos encoded with Dolby AC3 audio on BlackBerry 10. This is awesome news because quite a few videos floating on the internet (*cough* Bittorrent *cough*) require AC3 audio support to play which has been noticeably missing on many platforms. For example, AC3 support is practically non-existent on iOS with only one paid app supporting it. Dolby has been threatening patent lawsuits left and right at anyone that has not specifically licensed the codec. I am not sure if RIM has licensed the codec or this came out of RIM’s agreement to license AAC tech in 2011.

Well we are happy to confirm that BlackBerry 10 DOES support AC3 audio both in MKV and AVI containers. That means no more using AC3Filter!

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  1. This is great news, I am always converting videos for my PlayBook to play!

  2. *fistpumps* Yus!

  3. Luis, hope you covered your mouth with that cough. Glad you didn’t choke on that Bit *cough* *cough*. LOL!

    This is great news for the PlayBook.

  4. For the Playbook, I always used XenonMKV for files with AC3 audio, it quickly converts the audio to an AAC stream and repackages it with the original video stream (in an MP4 container), the program is ultra simple, ultra fast and FREE. It also reduces video file size quite a bit.

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