Interesting. Thanks for the explanation. The change must've occurred prior to iTunes 11, though. I use XLD for my WAV/FLAC > ALAC conversions and I have some 24/192 ALACs going back to at least Sept 2011. My iPods never liked them but they've always played fine in iTunes. A quick peek shows 24/96 ALACs as far back as 2009.
2/4/13 at 9:18am