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Originally Posted by mikeaj View Post


I think the question was why Apple decided to invent its own ALAC instead of using FLAC, which already existed (and also now why they don't support FLAC).  If you're going to support a lossless format, why your own, especially if it's worse?

Mind me, but how is it worse? Are you speaking in regards to functionality and support? If so, I do agree. I will have to convert my music to the AIFF format when I upgrade from my iPod Classic to either of the "budget" HiFiMAN digital audio players. However, at current, I wouldn't say the codec is entirely terrible.