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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0018051MediaMonkey 5Syncpublic2022-04-11 16:43
Reporterlowlander Assigned To 
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
Product Version5.0.1 
Target Version5.0.4 
Summary0018051: Supported Formats dialog is too technical (how to enable ALAC)
Description1) For example it's unclear as to how ALAC can be enabled as Supported Format. The problem is that Audio format is separated from File type. So whereas elsewhere you'd choose ALAC MP4 (like in Convert format), in Set formats you need to select MP4 as File type and then it's unclear what Audio format would enable ALAC.

Solutions could be:
1 Use less cryptic names for Audio format
2 Use tooltips to explain each Audio format
3 Use documentation to explain each Audio format

2) Secondary is that because File type and Audio format are separate the user also would need to know which Audio formats work for selected File type. For example a user can select FLAC as File type and then enable MP1 as Audio format. If user fails to select FLAC as Audio format MM will not support FLAC on sync.

Solution could be:
1 Audio formats is filtered based on a selected File type, only show Audio formats supported by the File Types selected
2 Audio formats are greyed when no matching File type is selected
Additional Information
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Fixed in build



2021-06-20 06:52

developer   ~0064013

We do not detect exact stream format for audio files. Workaround is, that ALAC is M4A file with bitrate >500 kbps (AAC is always lower and ALAC probably never)


2021-07-08 09:41

developer   ~0064189

1) fixed in build 2500, used tooltips