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How to convert mac to ALAC (Apple Lossless):
Audio Transcoder allows you to convert an audio file to another format in three easy steps.
mac to alac converter, install it and run.
Select the files for conversion.
The first step is to select the files for conversion. Run and use the Folder Explorer to browse to the files you want to convert. Then select the file in the File List, drag it to the Drop Zone and drop it there.
Optionally, the program allows you to edit the audio tags of any selected file in the Drop Zone.
Once the files are selected, the next step is to select the output settings.
Select the output settings.
The second step is to select the output settings. To begin, select the folder to save the output file to and choose the action to be executed if the output file already exists - create a new file, overwrite or skip the existing file.
You can also set the program to delete a source file after conversion and preserve the the original folder structure, when doing batch conversion.
Finally, you should select the output format and audio quality.
Once the output settings are customized, you go to the final step - conversion.
Convert the audio file(s).
To start the conversion, click Convert. A conversion dialog will appear to show the progress of conversion.
During the conversion, you can change the priority of the process or set an automatic event to be executed when the conversion is over. After the conversion has finished, you can find the files in the output folder you specified.
Audio Transcoder supports the following conversions with MAC format files:
MAC to FLAC,
MAC to AAC,
MAC to AIFF,
MAC to APE,
MAC to M4A,
MAC to M4B,
MAC to MP4,
MAC to MP2,
MAC to MP3,
MAC to MPC,
MAC to SPX,
MAC to WAV,
MAC to WMA,
MAC to OGG.
ALAC format: Apple Lossless, also known as Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), or Apple Lossless Encoder (ALE), is an audio coding format, and its reference audio codec implementation, developed by by Apple Inc. for lossless data compression of digital music and playback on iTunes and QuickTime and on Apple iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad and iPods. The ALAC data compression method is "lossless," meaning it reduces the size of audio files with no loss of information. Apple Lossless supports up to 8 channels of audio at 16, 20, 24 and 32 bit depth with a maximum sample rate of 384kHz. Apple Lossless data is stored within an MP4 container with the filename extension .m4a. This extension is also used by Apple for lossy AAC audio data in an MP4 container (same container, different audio encoding). However, Apple Lossless is not a variant of AAC (which is a lossy format), but rather a distinct lossless format that uses linear prediction similar to other lossless codecs. Its compression isn't quite as efficient as FLAC, so your files may be a bit bigger, but it's fully supported by iTunes and iOS (while FLAC is not). These other lossless codecs, such as FLAC and Shorten, are not natively supported by Apple's iTunes software (either the Mac OS or Windows versions) or by iOS devices, so users of iTunes software who want to use a lossless format which allows the addition of metadata (unlike WAV/AIFF or other PCM-type formats, where metadata is usually ignored) have to use ALAC. All current iOS devices can play ALAC–encoded files. ALAC also does not use any DRM scheme; but by the nature of the MP4 container, it is feasible that DRM could be applied to ALAC much in the same way it is applied to files in other QuickTime containers. According to Apple, audio files compressed with its lossless codec will use up "about half the storage space" that the uncompressed data would require. Testers using a selection of music have found that compressed files are about 40% to 60% the size of the originals depending on the kind of music, which is similar to other lossless formats. Furthermore, compared to some other formats, it is not as difficult to decode, making it practical for a limited-power device, such as older iOS devices. Partly because of the use of an MP4 container, Apple Lossless does not contain integrated error checking. When decoded, the ALAC stream is identical to the original uncompressed audio file, bit-for-bit. The Apple Lossless Audio Codec sources are available under the Apache license.