11.4 update Airplay 2 ALAC

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  1. brynsmith23 macrumors regular

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    So i may have missed it, while reading the update features , but did Airplay 2 allow full lossless ALAC and FLAC to be streamed now from iPhone/ipad/mac to a device such as the Apple TV 4k?
     
  2. brynsmith23 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so no ones knows, higher res audio would be a great addition
     
  3. tkermit macrumors 68040

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    Airplay has always been lossless, using ALAC-compressed 44.1kHz/16bit PCM. If that's what you feed it, then you'll get bit-perfect output. Although in the case of Apple TV there might be some re-sampling going on.
     
  4. brynsmith23 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i should have mentioned that, when referring to ALAC/FLAC, i was thinking about high res 24 bit audio?
     
  5. tkermit macrumors 68040

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    I see, yeah, not sure whether anything's changed on that front, although I doubt it. Don't have any AirPlay 2 devices to test with either. Maybe someone could check using Bonjeff how the devices advertise themselves.
     
  6. chabig macrumors 603

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    High res 24 bit audio is a myth. Apple doesn’t play those games.
     
  7. brynsmith23 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was hoping Apple had seen the light :)
     
  8. Gonzbull macrumors member

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    You’re sadly mistaken. Do a bit of reading before making comments like these.
     

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