What are ALAC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ALAC file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an ALAC file?

The ALAC file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the ALAC file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the ALAC file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about ALAC files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open ALAC files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ALAC file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ALAC file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 23 different ALAC openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of ALAC files. Remember, different programs may use ALAC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified
Shark007 Advanced CodecsShark007 Advanced CodecsVerified
MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted
MediaPlayerLiteMediaPlayerLiteUser submitted
ALLPlayerALLPlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
BSPlayerBSPlayerUser submitted
BSPlayer ProBSPlayer ProUser submitted
GOPlayerGOPlayerUser submitted
OpenSubtitlesPlayerOpenSubtitlesPlayerUser submitted
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerUser submitted
Win8 DVD PlayerWin8 DVD PlayerUser submitted
SPlayerSPlayerUser submitted
HP Connected MusicHP Connected MusicUser submitted
Media Player LiteMedia Player LiteUser submitted
ALLSubtitleSearcherALLSubtitleSearcherUser submitted
MPC-BEMPC-BEUser submitted
ExMplayer-MPlayer Gui with thumbnail seekingExMplayer-MPlayer Gui with thumbnail seekingUser submitted
MP3 Stream EditorMP3 Stream EditorUser submitted
Windows Essentials Media Codec PackWindows Essentials Media Codec PackUser submitted
CD-RunnerCD-RunnerUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Bitberry File Opener. It can open 410 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Bitberry File Opener here.

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