Volumio 2.246 slow loading Apple Lossless (ALAC) files

I’m running Volumio 2.246 on two different Pi3s (One with a Pi-DAC+ and one with an Allo Boss Dac).

The Pis stream Apple Lossless files from a Nas. In earlier Volumio versions this worked fine, however in Volumio 2.246 loading an ALAC file takes 10-20 seconds. Flac files (even Hi-Res files), starts playing immediately with no delay.

So there seems to be a bug in handling ALAC files?

Cheers, Allan

Just tried (I had an ALAC and an mp3 file in the queue), and no obvious difference here.