A52Codec
A52Codec
1.7.6

4.6

A52Codec free download for Mac

A52Codec

1.7.6
02 July 2007

Play A52 and AC-3 files in Core Audio apps.

Overview

A52Codec is a CoreAudio component that can decode stereo and 5.1 surround sound from A52 and AC-3 audio. This type of audio is often found in DVD movies.

From the Developer:" I'm no longer maintaining this app as a separate download; Instead you need to download Perian to get the latest version."

What's new in A52Codec

Version 1.7.6:
  • Allow the setting of dynamic range. Can make soft sounds louder.
  • AC3 passthrough. This is a hidden pref since it requires special conditions. It is best set by the application after it has completed such setup.
  • Fixed bug with badly packetized data
  • Fixed a case where the audio was being clipped
  • Fixed an incorrect assumption about sample rates.
  • Fixed an error with an incomplete sample at the end of a file
  • Added the ability to output Pro Logic II

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Rumplestiltskin
18 December 2007

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Without this codec, AC3 audio isn't playable in apps that rely upon QT. (Of course, VLC doesn't have an issue but that's because VLC is self-contained and has all of the requisite components and codecs built-in.) This codec plus Perian plus Flip4Mac's free component let virtually everything play in your QT apps. Thank you!
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Version 1.7.6
SickTeddyBear
22 November 2013
An updated version of the codec that fixes issues in 10.8 and 10.9, can be downloaded here: http://subler.googlecode.com/files/A52Codec.component.zip
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Version 1.7.6
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
16 October 2015
This one—or the one included in the current Subler application package (under "decoders"), which would be the current v1.8—, sadly don't work on Yosemite. Videos with AC3 do playback again in iTunes, for example, but the AC3 decoding is faulty, i.e. audio only on one channel, the L channel.
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Libertyforall1776
30 June 2013
The latest version of this is 1.8.0 and the version that works with Mountain Lion is here: http://www.techisky.com/answers/does-perian-support-ac3-on-mountain-lion-10-8-how-to-fix.html#more-120
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Version 1.7.6
bb553
22 May 2012
Perian is now listed as discontinued in 2012, so is it known where users should go for an updated (i.e. newer than version 1.8.0) A52 Codec for OS X PPC and Intel?
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Version 1.7.6
Richardhickling
05 March 2009
Warning: filesize() [function.filesize]: stat failed for /home/gbooker/downloads/A52Codec Universal.dmg in /home/gbooker/sites/www.cod3r.com/download/get.php on line 14 Could not find file
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Version 1.7.6
Jaguar
29 November 2008
Well I'm having the same problem..... No sound after installing A52.... help plzzzzzzzz
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Version 1.7.6
1 answer(s)
M-angela
M-angela
01 December 2008
download and install perian (see link above). that solved the audio problem for me.
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Version 1.7.6
Adrianadetoledo
01 August 2008
Like puddingbowl, I installed the xvid 1.0 alpha component and the A52, but still am not getting any audio. Can anyone help me, please? Cheers!
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Version 1.7.6
1 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
01 August 2008
http://trac.cod3r.com/a52codec/wiki/TracGuide See "Support and Other Sources of Information" at the above page.
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Version 1.7.6
Puddingbowl
12 June 2008
I installed the XviD Codec Component 1.0 alpha, but no sound, and I still can't get audio after installing the A52. Any ideas?
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Version 1.7.6
Luo-md
22 February 2008
Can it let me play VIDEO_TS from DVD with sound/ audio? I have QTpro with mpeg2 component.
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Version 1.7.6
Rumplestiltskin
18 December 2007
Without this codec, AC3 audio isn't playable in apps that rely upon QT. (Of course, VLC doesn't have an issue but that's because VLC is self-contained and has all of the requisite components and codecs built-in.) This codec plus Perian plus Flip4Mac's free component let virtually everything play in your QT apps. Thank you!
Like (1)
Version 1.7.6
Mac-Adam
14 December 2007
Please, do what Apple did'nt, Allowing play ac3 in mpg, vob, and TS multiplexed in QuickTime. And this codec will become a must have…
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Version 1.7.6
1 answer(s)
Mac-Adam
Mac-Adam
18 December 2007
I think they don't want, I've asked them a lot of time, is why I ask you. Maybe you could do something ?
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Version 1.7.6
Free

4.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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