ALAC codec for Audacity?

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ALAC codec for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by TechnoPhil » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:12 am

Hi guys,
Apple released ALAC as opensource in 28-10-11.
Are you planing to update Audacity in order to export FLAC files into ALAC m4a?

I know that i can do that with ffmpeg libraries (or XLD program), but ffmpeg only converts in 16-bit mode (not in 24-bit).
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Filippo ;)
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Re: ALAC codec for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:12 pm

Are you planing to update Audacity in order to export FLAC files into ALAC m4a?

We're planning on getting an Apple developer. Are you available?
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Re: ALAC codec for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by TechnoPhil » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:16 pm

Unfortunatly i am not as expert as an Apple developer!
Do you think that's not so easy to do? :(
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Re: ALAC codec for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:27 pm

I expect that FFmpeg will add this in due course.
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Re: ALAC codec for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by TechnoPhil » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:41 pm

What about a command line interface for Audacity?
It would be great to batch convert audio files! ;)
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Re: ALAC codec for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:55 pm

TechnoPhil wrote:What about a command line interface for Audacity?
I would be great to batch convert audio files! ;)

If you are using an external encoder you can use command line options. See: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/ex ... ogram.html

Audacity has some (limited) support for batch processing. See: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/edit_chains.html and http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/apply_chain.html
For more advanced command line batch processing, see: http://sox.sourceforge.net/
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