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https://alac.macosforge.org/trac
 
https://alac.macosforge.org/trac
  
[[ALAC]] is a codec developed by Apple and used across their hardware and software platforms.
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[[ALAC]] is a codec developed by Apple for usage in [[Apple iPod|iPod]] and AirPort Express.
  
 
'''ALAC pros'''
 
'''ALAC pros'''
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* No error detection/robustness<ref>[http://www.hydrogenaud.io/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=33226&view=findpost&p=862031 HA forum post discussing ALAC robustness]</ref>
 
* No error detection/robustness<ref>[http://www.hydrogenaud.io/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=33226&view=findpost&p=862031 HA forum post discussing ALAC robustness]</ref>
 
* No hybrid/lossy mode (and not [[LossyWAV]] compatible)
 
* No hybrid/lossy mode (and not [[LossyWAV]] compatible)
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* Not very efficient
  
 
''' ALAC Other features '''
 
''' ALAC Other features '''
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* Very good hardware support (Android, Marantz, Sonos, [http://xiph.org/flac/links.html many others])
 
* Very good hardware support (Android, Marantz, Sonos, [http://xiph.org/flac/links.html many others])
 
* Very good software support
 
* Very good software support
* Independent encoder implementations available: flake/ffmpeg, FLACCL (which is insanely fast, and can beat any other CPU based encoder)
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* Independent encoder implementations available: flake/ffmpeg, FLACCL
 
* Error robustness
 
* Error robustness
 
* Streaming support
 
* Streaming support
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* Supports embedded CUE sheets (with [http://flac.sourceforge.net/faq.html#general__no_cuesheet_tags limitations])
 
* Supports embedded CUE sheets (with [http://flac.sourceforge.net/faq.html#general__no_cuesheet_tags limitations])
 
* Includes MD5 hashes for quick integrity checking as standard
 
* Includes MD5 hashes for quick integrity checking as standard
* Fits the [[Ogg]], [[Matroska]] and [[MP4]] (experimental) containers
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* Fits the [[Ogg]] and [[Matroska]] containers
  
 
=== Monkey's Audio (APE) ===
 
=== Monkey's Audio (APE) ===
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''' APE cons '''
 
''' APE cons '''
* Problematic license (Source available, but with no modification or redistribution rights. Encourages violating the GNU GPL license of other programs.)
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* Problematic license (source provided, no modification or redistribution rights)
 
* Slow decoding
 
* Slow decoding
 
* No hybrid/lossy mode (and not [[LossyWAV]] compatible)
 
* No hybrid/lossy mode (and not [[LossyWAV]] compatible)
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* Pipe support
 
* Pipe support
 
* Good software support
 
* Good software support
* Works with Android (Through third party software, such as VLC.)
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* Works with Android (Through third party software, sucha as VLC.)
* Independent encoder implementation available. (FFmpeg WavPack)
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''' WV cons '''
 
''' WV cons '''
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====Oddball formats====
 
====Oddball formats====
There are a few archaic formats of which encoders and decoders are hard to come by. Most of those would have disappeared by now, but some of them are being preserved for posterity at [[User:Rjamorim|rjamorim]]'s   
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There are a few archaic formats of which encoders and decoders are hard to get by. Most of those would have disappeared by now, but some of them are being preserved for posterity at [[User:Rjamorim|rjamorim]]'s   
  
 
* Advanced Digital Audio (ADA)   
 
* Advanced Digital Audio (ADA)   

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