How open is "Apple Lossless"? Is iTunes and iApps the only software that can play it? Are there other opensource programs that can convert it into other formats?balamw said:It was speculated that Apple developed Apple Lossless since the FLAC license wouldn't let them add DRM to the files if they so wanted.
There are no DRM restrictions on ALAC, though they could be implemented pretty easily. There are open source decoders...here's one.theBB said:
Unlike FLAC whose license explicitly prohibits DRM, which is the point. Apple couldn't use FLAC if they wanted to sell DRMed lossless files on iTMS.WildCowboy said:There are no DRM restrictions on ALAC, though they could be implemented pretty easily.
Thanks everybody... I guess the only non-iTunes way of listening is to convert it into something else. With just one link everybody is refering to, it seems like it is not a widespread format.balamw said: