FLAC to ALAC conversion is used to provide file compatibility with devices, software. As example, playback of Free Lossless Audio Codec stuff is impossible on iTunes. And pre-conversion to Apple Lossless Audio Codec is required. Read how to convert FLAC to ALAC for free step-by-step on Mac and Windows.
Sound quality issues. What is the best FLAC to ALAC converter? Keep reading...
To convert FLAC to ALAC on Windows, Mac OS:
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If you convert without resampling you have 2 options:
To turn on bit-perfect mode:
Sound optimization may be useful for some records and some hardware. It cut ultrasound upper 20 kHz to prevent audible products (may be listened to as noise) of intermodulation distortions, generated by ultrasound. Sound optimization is activated by default.
Bit-perfect conversion re-pack FLAC to ALAC without altering audio content.
If you convert with resampling you have 2 options:
Non-optimized conversion is the same as traditional resampling: the target audio band is limited by minimum sample rate of input and output.
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If FLAC ALAC converter makes a bit-perfect repacking, it does not matter for sound quality which converter you use. But file resampling and other processing may do sound different. You can check several converters to found the best one.
Command line utility ffmpeg can convert FLAC to ALAC files:
ffmpeg -y -i inputfile.flac -c:a alac outputfile.m4a
-y - mean "overwrite m4a (alac) file"
However, you can use other free conversion software with graphical user interface.
You can convert FLAC to ALAC according to the guide...
As the author know, iTunes can't convert FLAC to ALAC. Read how to convert FLAC to ALAC in the guide...
FLAC and ALAC both are lossless formats and bring identical sound quality.
Both ALAC and FLAC are lossless audio files. There is no sound quality difference. Device or software compatibility issues may matter.
Read about audio formats...
iTunes doesn't support FLAC. And you can use ALAC instead. Read how to convert FLAC...
You can convert FLAC to ALAC on Mac according to the guide.
In the goal 4, select "aac (m4a)" item.
You can convert FLAC to AAC like it is described in this guide.
Yes. iPhone can play FLAC.
January 3, 2023 updated | since February 13, 2018