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Old 28th October 2011
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Default Apple open sources its ALAC lossless audio codec

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Apple has announced the release of its ALAC lossless audio codec as open source. The Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) is used to compress the size of digital audio files without losing any of the original information, making a decoded ALAC stream "bit-for-bit identical to the original uncompressed audio file".
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http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index....mparison_Table

ALAC seems to have a .2% advantage over FLAC! Woohoo! Oh, and it loses on all the other points
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...and it loses on all the other points
I, too, prefer FLAC. ALAC, however, has a major selling point that FLAC has yet to overcome -- ALAC is supported on all iPod devices. As far as I know, FLAC is not (& not likely either...).

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