Audio file formats supported by iTunes

There’s some good information here from Kirk McElhearn.



  • Jeff

    The only reason I still buy music CDs is so that I can have a lossless version of the songs I love. If Apple were to offer ALAC versions of songs on iTunes, I would have no more need for physical music any more.

  • Sigivald

    Perfectly good information, but the headline and text are confusing in that they make it sound like those are the formats iTunes can play, not the formats it can encode.

    iTunes also plays AU, SND, mp4 audio, and Audible.com audio formats.

    Not very significant, for the most part, but true.

    • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

      How does mp4 vary from aac?