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Bug 32104 - Apple Lossless (ALAC) audio support via TimedMediaHandler (transcode to oga)
Apple Lossless (ALAC) audio support via TimedMediaHandler (transcode to oga)
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
TimedMediaHandler (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Michael Dale
Depends on:
Blocks: multimedia
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Reported: 2011-10-31 23:15 UTC by Brion Vibber
Modified: 2013-07-01 09:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Brion Vibber 2011-10-31 23:15:31 UTC
For uploading higher-quality audio source material, it would be nice to support open lossless formats; Apple Lossless is now available as open-source so this should be feasible: <>

Transcoding to our standard output formats (eg .oga Vorbis) would be useful to keep playback support consistent.
Comment 1 Jan Gerber 2011-11-19 11:46:54 UTC
ffmpeg supports decoding alac for some time, so TMH transcoding would work.

To support upload without Firefogg, some way to  detect if a selected .m4a file contains alac or aac would be needed. Could not find an existing implementation.
Comment 2 Marco 2012-12-05 17:05:17 UTC
Not sure right now but I think we already have support for FLAC. Just because there is another OpenSource Codec for lossless audio storage it does not mean we have to implement it.
Comment 3 Kelson [Emmanuel Engelhart] 2013-07-01 07:57:12 UTC
Comment 4 Andre Klapper 2013-07-01 09:30:34 UTC
Kelson: How is ALAC related to FLAC? Also see comment 2.
Comment 5 Kelson [Emmanuel Engelhart] 2013-07-01 09:44:14 UTC
I'm simply mixing different stuff. Sorry :(

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