Skip to main content


Please be aware that much of the software linked to or mentioned on this forum is niche and therefore infrequently downloaded. Lots of anti-virus scanners and so-called malware detectors like to flag infrequently downloaded software as bad until it is either downloaded enough times, or its developer actually bothers with getting each individual release allow listed by every single AV vendor. You can do many people a great favor when encountering such a "problem" example by submitting them to your AV vendor for examination. For almost everything on this forum, it is a false positive.
Topic: FLAC 5.1 to ALAC 5.1? (Read 5597 times) previous topic - next topic
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

FLAC 5.1 to ALAC 5.1?

I recently downloaded an album in DTS 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit), which I want convert to an iTunes-friendly format, without data loss. From what I can tell, ALAC seems to be what I need.

I managed to convert the DTS files to 5.1 FLAC using MediaCoder ( which seems to be awesome, btw). Now I just need to convert 5.1 FLAC to 5.1 ALAC. I thought this would be easy, but dbPowerAmp says it only supports mono/stereo ALAC encoding.

What can I use to encode 5.1 ALAC?


FLAC 5.1 to ALAC 5.1?

Reply #1
I think the ALAC format is limited to mono and stereo recordings.  You can convert to a 5.1 AAC file that will work with iTunes but I don't think ALAC can go up to 5.1.  That might be added in the future though or I could be wrong.

SimplePortal 1.0.0 RC1 © 2008-2021