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ALAC - Apple Lossless, File Format Information and Conversion

ALAC - Apple Lossless

Apple Lossless (also known as Apple Lossless Encoder, ALE, or Apple Lossless Audio Codec, ALAC) is an audio codec developed by Apple Inc. for lossless data compression of digital music. Apple Lossless data is stored within an MP4 container with the filename extension .m4a. While Apple Lossless has the same file extension as AAC, it is not a variant of AAC, but uses linear prediction similar to other lossless codecs such as FLAC and Shorten.[1] iPods with a dock connector (not the Shuffle) and recent firmware can play Apple Lossless-encoded files. It does not utilize any digital rights management (DRM) scheme, but by the nature of the container, it is thought that DRM can be applied to ALAC much the same way it can with other files in QuickTime containers. 

Convert from ALAC(Apple Lossless)

To extract audio from ALAC(Apple Lossless), you will need Audio Converter.

Please see the following tutorials.

AIF(AIFF/AIFC Apple Audio)Tutorial: ALAC to AIF
M4A(MPEG-4 Audio)Tutorial: ALAC to M4A
MP3(MPEG Layer-3)Tutorial: ALAC to MP3
MPA(MPEG Audio)Tutorial: ALAC to MPA
OGG(OGG Vorbis Audio)Tutorial: ALAC to OGG
RA(RealAudio)Tutorial: ALAC to RA
WAV(Waveform)Tutorial: ALAC to WAV
WMA(Windows Media Audio)Tutorial: ALAC to WMA

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