How to convert FLAC to Apple Lossless Audio Format has annoyed many users who want to play FLAC audio files on Apple devices. The FLAC-to-ALAC converter I introduce in this article will help you solve this problem.
Part 1. FLAC vs ALAC: What's The Difference
Although FLAC and ALAC are two kinds of compressed lossless file formats, which means the file quality is still the same as the original source, they are a little different. Free Lossless Audio Codec, as known as FLAC, is an audio coding format developed by Josh Coalson. It is a free and open-source format and digital audio compressed by its algorithm will not be damaged in quality. FLAC is supported by various operating systems, such as Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android OS, and etc. ALAC, an acronym from Apple Lossless Audio Codec, is a popular format developed by Apple Inc. It's also a compressed lossless file but it can only be played on iPhones, iPods, iPads and other Apple devices.
So if want to play a FLAC audio file on your iPhone or Mac, you have to convert it to ALAC format, which means that you need a convenient FLAC-to-ALAC converter and I think VideoSolo Free Video Converter can meet your demand.
Part 2. How to Convert FLAC to ALAC
2.1 Main Features of VideoSolo Free Video Converter
As a totally free video conversion software, VideoSolo Free Video Converter can also easily convert any audio files to various formats. Also, it enables you to convert FLAC to Apple Lossless Audio Format. With its batch audio conversion feature, you can convert a great number of audio files simultaneously, which will save your time.
2.2 What to Do Before Conversion
Prepare what you need:
VideoSolo Free Video Converter (For Windows / For Mac)
FLAC format files
Step 1. Download and Install VideoSolo Free Video Converter
Click the download button to download VideoSolo Free Video Converter package, then install the program following the instructions provided.
- Support free conversion between more than 300 popular video/audio formats.
- Offer batch video and audio conversion.
- Customize videos by editing opening and ending.
- Merge multiple videos into one.
Step 2. Prepare Audio files to Convert
You can download FLAC format files from the website or load the files that store on your disk.
2.3 How to Convert FLAC to ALAC
Step 1. Add FLAC Files
Click the button "Add File" in the main window and you can add FLAC files to the converter, which is shown below:
Step 2. Specify the Output File
After adding the FLAC file, you can edit the output format of the movie and choose its store destination. You can:
a. Click the small pencil icon near the output file name and you can edit it.
b. Click the drop arrow near "Output format" and choose the output format as ALAC.
c. Click "Browse" button to select the destination of the output movie.
d. If you don't want to create a new file, you can check the box "Merge into one file" and the converted audio file will replace the original source.
Step 3. Convert FLAC Files to ALAC
After setting the format and destination of the output audio files, you can click "Convert" button to convert. When converting, you can view the converting progress of current audio file, total progress, elapsed time, remaining time. You can also choose to pause or stop the conversion.
VideoSolo Free Video Converter enables you to convert FLAC audio files to ALAC. If you want higher conversion quality, you can use VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate, which will offer you more useful functions.