Convert AVI to FLAC
With our free online converter, you can convert avi files to flac as well as a variety of other formats.
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Converting avi to flac
Microsoft Audio/Visual Interleaved
🔵 Apple QuickTime Player
🔵 Microsoft Windows Media Player
|Main program||🔵 Video Lan VLC Player|
|Description||🔵 .avi (Audio Video Interleave) The .avi format is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft as part of its Video for Windows technology. AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. While it supports various codecs for compressing video and audio data, the format has limitations like a lack of standardized aspect ratio and frame rate information. It's been largely superseded by more advanced formats like MPEG and MP, but is still used for its simplicity and wide compatibility with various media players and devices.|
|Technical details||🔵 The `.avi` (Audio Video Interleave) format, created by Microsoft in 1992, is a multimedia container that synchronizes audio and video playback. It can house different codec combinations, which influence the video's quality and size. Typically, AVI files contain one audio and one video stream, and they depend on external codecs for compression, supporting both lossy and lossless types. This leads to variable file quality and sizes, usually larger than more efficiently compressed formats like MPEG or MOV. AVI's compatibility depends on the specific codecs used, which might not be pre-installed on all systems, potentially causing playback issues. The format has limited metadata capabilities and lacks support for Digital Rights Management (DRM), reducing its suitability for commercial use. Designed before the era of internet streaming, AVI is less apt for online use compared to formats like MP4. Its larger file size and limited features have contributed to its decline, with newer formats like MP4 and MKV becoming preferred for their efficiency and advanced capabilities.|
Free Lossless Audio Codec
🔵 VLC media player
🔵 MacAmp Lite X
FLAC (free lossless audio codec) is a binary audio file format used to reduce the size of audio files without losing quality. It is basically a lossless audio compression format.
FLAC files use bit-perfect CD copies but offer half the size, so they are much smaller than CDC and WAV files. However, FLAC files are still larger than MP3 (up to 16 times larger). The file extension became popular because of its sound quality. Unlike MP3 which is a lossy format, FLAC is lossless so no part of the audio is shaved off to reduce the size. All the elements, including reverbs, transients and guitar sounds aren’t lost through compression.
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How to create and how to open an FLAC file
There are two recommended ways to create a FLAC audio file. The first involves ripping from a CD while the other is downloading from a store with FLAC files. However, you can always use online audio converting platforms and downloadable converters to create FLAC versions of your MP3 files. Some applications, such as DAWs (digital audio workstations) allow users to save FLAC files.
Opening FLAC files should be effortless as most Windows and Mac players support the format. You can open FLAC audio files using VLC, Audacity, Adobe Audition CC, Roxio Creator NXT Pro, File Viewer Plus, MPlayer, aTunes, jetAudio and many more. Mobile users can also open FLAC files using VLC for mobile and other smartphone players.
Which other formats FLAC can be converted into and why
Like most audio files, FLAC can be converted to a wide variety of proprietary formats. You can also convert other file formats to FLAC. The easiest conversions include:
Most people convert FLAC to MP3 and vice versa but there are many conversions you can achieve, depending on what you want. The main advantage of FLAC files is sound quality. FLAC formats are lossless like WAV and CDC so they provide much better quality compared to MP3. However, they are up to 16 times bigger than MP3, so you might want to revert to MP3 for uploading and streaming.
Although FLAC files are larger than MP3, they are significantly smaller than WAV files. Users who want compressed versions of WAV and CDC can convert to FLAC which reduced the size by up to 60%. The format is also compatible with most players and DAWs. FLAC files are perfect when you don’t want to sacrifice quality of the original sound for size.
|Developer||🔵 Josh Coalson, Xiph.Org Foundation|