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How to Convert Apple Music to ALAC


“ALAC is now available for all Apple Music subscribers at no extra cost. How can we extract ALAC files from Apple Music? Can we download and convert Apple Music to lossless ALAC?”

Are you an audiophile who requires a high standard for audio quality? If yes, Apple Music must be a good choice for you. Apple Music has been making efforts to provide subscribers with lossless audio quality. The AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) it developed previously delivers supreme audio that’s almost the same as the original studio recording. It has also introduced Apple Digital Masters to deliver the highest-quality recordings. Now, another lossless audio format – ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) is available for all Apple Music subscribers.

ALAC is developed in the form of compression that preserves all of the original data. You can now access your entire Apple Music catalog in encoded ALAC format, with resolution ranging from 16-bit/44.1 kHz (CD Quality) up to 24-bit/192 kHz, making sure that you are running the latest version of Apple Music.

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Streaming lossless audio consumes much more data than lossy one. You’d better not listen to them over cellular. The recommended approach is to access them via a Wi-Fi network or download them for offline listening. Considering that downloading lossless audio takes up a lot of space on your device, the best way to keep lossless audio is to extract them from Apple Music to your PC/Mac or external hard drive.

Apple Lossless is virtually indistinguishable from AAC. It’s just another option to access music in lossless audio compression. We used to extract AAC files from Apple Music with Sidify Apple Music Converter, can we apply the same way to extract lossless ALAC files from Apple Music?

The answer is positive. Sidify Apple Music Converter has been updated to support converting Apple Music to lossless ALAC. In this article, we are going to show you how to use Sidify Apple Music Converter to download Apple lossless ALAC files step by step.

Tool Required – Sidify Apple Music Converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter is a well-received tool specially designed for Apple Music subscribers to record and download Apple Music as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF or ALAC files, fully compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 and macOS 10.11 – 12 Monterey. It can also be used to convert your local audio files, iTunes M4P music and audiobooks to a regular format. Besides, you can use it to burn Apple Music to CD, upload Apple Music to OneDrive, and edit ID3 tags.

Key Features of Sidify Apple Music Converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • OKDownload music from Apple Music to the computer.
  • OKConvert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF or ALAC.
  • OKPreserve lossless audio quality and retain ID3 tags.
  • OKFully support Windows 11 & macOS 12 Monterey.

How to Use Sidify to Extract Lossless ALAC Files from Apple Music

Sidify Apple Music Converter is an easy-to-use program, a perfect tool for absolute beginners. You can use it to convert Apple Music to ALAC in 5 simple steps:

Step 1 Open Sidify Music Converter

Open Sidify Apple Music Converter, and your iTunes or the Music app would be launched in the background.

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Step 2 Import Apple Music to Sidify

Click the "Add" button, select the Apple Music that you'd like to convert to ALAC format and then click OK.

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Step 3 Choose ALAC as the Output Format

Click the "Settings" icon in the upper right corner and select ALAC as the output format. You can also choose the output audio quality, specify the output folder and customize the way you'd like to sort out the downloaded files, and more.

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Step 4 Convert Apple Music to ALAC

Click the "Convert" button and Sidify Apple Music Converter would immediately start exporting the Apple Music as ALAC files.

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Step 5 Find the Apple Music Downloads in ALAC Format

Once the conversion is done, you can click the "Converted" tab in the left column to check what have been converted successfully.

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Now go to the output folder set in Step 3 and you can find all the Apple Music downloads in ALAC (.m4a) format.


Note: The free trial version of Sidify Apple Music to MP3 Converter only converts three minutes of each audio file. If you want to unlock the time limitation, you can purchase the full version of Sidify.

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