AC3 to WAV using FFmpeg

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  • Used ac3_the_other_side_48khz.ac3 from
  • Used the the following command to convert the file: ffmpeg -i ac3_the_other_side_48khz.ac3 ac3_the_other_side_48khz.wav
  • Most of the metadata in this table are taken from the FFmpeg metadata that were generated during conversion.

Property Original Normalized
Codec AC3 (Dolby Digital Stream) PCM
Size 12,508,160 bytes 90,058,796 bytes
Channels 5.1 5.1
Channel mapping
SampleRate 48000 HZ 48000 HZ
BitDepth 16 16