What is a .ALAC File And How To Open It – Apple

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .alac extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .alac file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .ALAC file?

The file extension .ALAC stands for ALAC Encoded Audio File. The development of this file was done by Apple. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a audio related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .alac file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .ALAC file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .ALAC file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ALAC file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .alac file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple iTunes software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Apple iTunes software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ALAC file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple iTunes software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ALAC file on Mac

To open the .alac file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple iTunes software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Apple iTunes and Apple QuickTime Player.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ALAC file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple iTunes software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ALAC file?

If you cannot open the .ALAC file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .ALAC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .alaw – A-Law Compressed Sound Format, .alb – Alpha Software, .albm – HP, .album – GLC_Player Album File, .alc – Ableton. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ALAC file with the Apple iTunes program on Windows and Apple iTunes, Apple QuickTime Player programs on Mac.