Properties of ALAC in mp4

Lukáš Lalinský lalinsky at
Mon Jun 13 06:32:48 CEST 2011

2011/6/13 Brett Hoyle <kickbits at>:
> Hehe I have no idea, just in my test suite of files which I would have
> generated many many moons ago I have some alac and some m4a. I would assume
> maybe dbpoweramp made them but looks like current version of that would name
> them .m4a.
> From google results:
> Sonos a major networked media player product refers to alac as .alac:
> =80#var_g

This example actually shows why I ask. Are the .alac files actually ALAC-in-MP4?

"Apple Lossless data is stored within an MP4 container with the
filename extension .m4a"
"ALAC File Extension is: .alac "


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