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Convert FLAC to AAC

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How to convert flac to aac?

How to convert aac to flac?
Step 1

Upload flac-file

Select flac file, which you want to convert, from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or drag and drop it on the page.
Step 2

Convert flac to aac

Select aac or any other format, which you want to convert.
Step 3

Download your aac-file

Wait till your conversion process will be completed and click download converted aac file.

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Free Lossless Audio Codec

File extension .flac
File category audio
Description

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.

Technical details

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:

  1. 1. MP3
  2. 2. WAV
  3. 3. AIFF
  4. 4. ALAC

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.

Programs
СomboPlayer
VLC media player
Winamp
Foobar2000
Cog
MacAmp Lite X
aTunes
Developer Josh Coalson, Xiph.Org Foundation
MIME type
audio/flac

Advanced Audio Coding

File extension .aac
File category audio
Description

A proprietary format with lossy compression, which have been created as an alternative for MP3 with a higher quality of coding. Overtones out of human perception are being removed. AAC is two times less than MP3, which means 1/10 of CD digital data.

The format has been widely used since 1997 as the seventh release of the MPEG-2 family. As hardware players supply it, the format is highly demanded by music fans. It has been widely spread in Apple production and is being used by default in iTunes.

Technical details

The format conception is similar to MP3, but it is more advanced. Being able to execute larger compression, it is represented as a separate segment of MPEG-4 standard used to create compact audio files. AAC is highly efficient with variable and continuous bitrate, with a sampling frequency of 8-96 kHz.

The current version complies with the standard of ISO/IEC 14496-3. Compression is performed based on an auditory masking effect that provides data reduction with no deterioration for sound quality.

Programs
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VLC media player
MPlayer
Foobar2000
Winamp
Apple iTunes
Audacity
Developer Bell Labs, Dolby Laboratories, Sony, Nokia, Coding Technologies
MIME type
audio/aac
audio/aacp
audio/3gpp
audio/3gpp2
audio/mp4
audio/mp4a-latm
audio/mpeg4-generic
audio/x-aac
audio/x-m4a
audio/x-m4p
audio/x-m4b
audio/mp4a
audio/mpga

FAQ

❓ How can I convert flac to aac?
Firstly, select a flac file you want to convert or drag and drop it. Secondly, select aac or any other format you want to convert your file to. Then click convert and wait until your file is converted
⏳ How long should I wait to convert flac to aac?
Audio conversion usually takes a few seconds. You will convert flac to aac very quickly.
🛡️ Is it secure to convert flac to aac on OnlineConvertFree?
Sure! We delete your uploaded and converted files, so nobody has access to your information. All types of conversion on OnlineConvertFree (including flac to aac) is 100% safe.
📱 Can I convert flac to aac without software installation?
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