Apple Lossless Alternatives

    Apple Lossless is described as '(also known as ALAC) is an audio codec developed by Apple Inc. for lossless data compression of digital music' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are seven alternatives to Apple Lossless for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is FLAC, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Apple Lossless are Vorbis (Free, Open Source), Opus Interactive Audio Codec (Free, Open Source), Matroska (Free, Open Source) and Monkey's Audio (.APE) (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 22, 2020

    • FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • BSD
    • Ogg Vorbis is a fully open, general-purpose compressed audio format for mid to high quality (8kHz-48.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • Opus is a totally open, royalty-free, highly versatile audio codec.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
    • Monkey’s Audio makes perfect, bit-for-bit copies of your music, exactly the same as the original. You can decompress your lossless .APE files back to the original files. Think of it as a beefed-up Winzip™ to perfectly recreate the original music CD.
    • »TAK – [T]om’s lossless [a]udio [k]ompressor / [T]oms verlustfreier [A]udio[k]ompressor – is, as the name already suggests, a lossless audio compressor, similar to FLAC...
      • Free
      • Windows
      • Winamp
      • foobar2000
    • Nero AAC reference quality MPEG-4 and 3GPP audio codec
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      • Free Personal
      • Windows
      • Linux