Apple Lossless


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Apple Lossless

A digital audio file format from Apple that compresses an audio CD to about half of its original size. Mathematically equivalent to the original audio track, Apple Lossless provides the highest quality Apple format for ripping audio CDs. It uses the same .M4A file extension as unprotected AAC files (see AAC). See lossless compression and iPod.
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For 2013, Pioneer has built in playback of high-resolution AIFF and Apple Lossless files as well as Gapless playback for AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV and FLAC files.
That's a lot better than 128 kbps but still nowhere near the quality of FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec), or the other lossless file types that are out there.
PC music files supported are MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Apple Lossless formats, and more.