Files with alac extension are audio tracks encoded using Apple Lossless Audio Codec and typically found as part of CAF or more frequently M4A audio files from iTunes.

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ALAC file extension - Apple Lossless Audio Codec encoded audio track

What is alac file? How to open alac files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

alac file icon: alac filetype icon

ALAC stands for Apple Lossless Audio Codec and it is the default audio codec implementation developed by Apple for lossless data compression of digital music.

ALAC encoded audio track can be usually found within CAF or M4A containers, with the .m4a file being the native file type of iTunes or Apple Music.

The default software associated to open alac file:

Apple iTunes for Windows icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple iTunes for Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

A digital media application for playing and organizing digital music and video files. Also is used to manage Apple portable devices such as iPod, iPhone and iPad. iTunes has integrated iTunes Store service, where can users buy and download digital music, videos, applications for iOS devices, audiobooks, podcasts, ringtones etc. iTunes is distributed as a free software.

Apple Logic Pro icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple Logic Pro  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Logic Pro is a hybrid 32 / 64 bit digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software application for the Mac OS X platform.

Apple iTunes for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple iTunes for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Apple iTunes is multimedia application distributed with Apple macOS operating system. It organizes and plays digital music and videos. iTunes is also used to manage Apple's portable devices, such as iPod, iPhone and iPad.

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Convert FLAC to ALAC on Mac

Convert FLAC to ALAC in Windows

Help how to open:

All current iOS devices can playback ALAC encoded files, on Windows the support for ALAC is available since Windows 10 (2015). Any software that incorporates libavcodec can playback these files.

How to convert:

Export of ALAC audio to other formats is possible, typically as part of their M4A or CAF container conversions.

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Software that open alac file - Apple Lossless Audio Codec encoded audio track

Programs supporting the exension alac on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Apple Logic Pro for open alac file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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