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Apple Lossless in Windows Media Player
John Lockwood
post May 22 2006, 16:02
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Is there software available to allow Windows Media Player to play Apple Lossless Audio Format files?

If so where do I get it. I get the impression FFDSHOW is supposed to support Apple Lossless but I cannot see how to get that to work in Windows Media Player.

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Mangix
post May 22 2006, 23:32
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QUOTE (John Lockwood @ May 22 2006, 08:02) *
If so where do I get it. I get the impression FFDSHOW is supposed to support Apple Lossless but I cannot see how to get that to work in Windows Media Player.

why would something like ffdshow, which is open source, have support for a propietary format which is inferior to Open Source ones like FLAC?
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Nayru
post May 26 2006, 13:22
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QUOTE (Mangix @ May 22 2006, 17:32) *
QUOTE (John Lockwood @ May 22 2006, 08:02) *

If so where do I get it. I get the impression FFDSHOW is supposed to support Apple Lossless but I cannot see how to get that to work in Windows Media Player.

why would something like ffdshow, which is open source, have support for a propietary format which is inferior to Open Source ones like FLAC?

ffmpeg aims to support all formats (at least for decoding) including proprietary ones like Apple Lossless, WMA, and RealAudio. Why would someone want this? Well, suppose you have an Apple Lossless file and you want to encode it with FLAC. That'd be pretty difficult if you couldn't decode it...
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post May 26 2006, 14:21
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QUOTE (Nayru @ May 26 2006, 17:52) *
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Well, suppose you have an Apple Lossless file and you want to encode it with FLAC. That'd be pretty difficult if you couldn't decode it...
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You can always use dBpowerAMP Music Converter combined with its aac & Apple Lossless decoder for the task detailed above.


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