Ogg is a relatively young format of modern audio formats, which is consistently among the three most popular and competes worthy with MP3. This format (full name Ogg Audio File) appeared in 2002, was developed by the nonprofit organization Xiph.Org Foundation, is free and free. Ogg files are very convenient for storing data, because they have a high degree of compression. For users, Ogg is attractive precisely for this, as well as high quality sound. It is also attractive because it is an effective alternative to paid audio formats. You can listen to these files in Winamp, AIMP, VLC, XMMS software players.
ALAC is the format of a small specialized program called an audio codec. Its main task is to compress a file with digital music without losing its quality. The name of the format created by Apple's IT giant is Apple's abbreviation Lossless Audio Codec. This format may also be called ALE (from Apple Lossless Encoder). Files in this format can play devices even with limited computing resources - such as an iPod. When compressing a file in this format, it is approximately 40-60% of the original file. Now almost every multimedia player based on the libavcodec library is able to play ALAC format files.