Open ALAC file

ALAC files: what are they and how do I open them?

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Apple Lossless Audio Codec encoded audio track

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.

Further details:

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.

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Apple iTunes for Windows

Multimedia file manager and library for Apple users

Apple Logic Pro icon

Apple Logic Pro

A digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer program

Apple iTunes for Mac icon

Apple iTunes for Mac

Program used to organize and plays your digital music and video


A simple FLAC conversion utility

Max for Mac icon

Max for Mac

A free audio converter and audio CD grabber for OS X

Play icon


A media player for Mac

Xine icon


A free multimedia player for Linux

FFmpeg icon


Program for multimedia streaming and conversion

X Lossless Decoder (XLD) icon

X Lossless Decoder (XLD)

An audio player and converter for lossless audio

KORG AudioGate

An audio player and converter

What is the meaning of a file extension?

File extensions are characters that appear after the dot in a computer file's name. For example, the file "unknown-file.alac" has the file extension "alac". This is used to identify which program should open the file or what file type it is.
File extensions help you organize and manage files. They provide a quick and easy way to identify and associate the file type with the appropriate software.

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