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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.

Many thanks.
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post May 26 2006, 15:05
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That's pretty simple: Microsoft licenses the WMA decoder to 3rd party developers (incl. Apple), while Apple does not license its proprietary codecs. Same with DRM: any hardware manufacturer can buy a license to decode protected WMA because MS does not care about hardware, while Apple does not license FairPlay DRM to others to protect iPod sales.

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