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Convert FLAC to ALAC

We offer a free online converter that can convert audio files from flac format to alac format, along with a range of other audio formats.

Converting your flac file to alac is easy with these steps.

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Step 1

Upload flac-file

You can select flac file you want to convert from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or simply drag and drop it onto the page.
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Step 2

Select «to alac»

Choose alac or any of the other 200+ supported formats you'd like to convert to.
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Step 3

Download your alac file

Please wait for the conversion to complete, then click on the download button to obtain your converted file in the alac format.

Converting flac to alac

Fast and easy
Simply drag and drop your flac files onto the webpage, and you'll be able to convert them to alac or over 250 different file formats, all without having to register, provide an email address, or include a watermark.
You don't need to worry about security.
As soon as you upload your flac files, we instantly delete them. Converted files are then deleted after 24 hours. Furthermore, we ensure that all file transfers are secure through advanced SSL encryption.
Everything is stored in the cloud.
You don't have to go through the hassle of installing any software. We handle all flac to alac conversions in the cloud, which means that none of your computer's resources will be used in the process.

Free Lossless Audio Codec

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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.

Developer🔵 Josh Coalson, Xiph.Org Foundation
MIME type
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Description🔵 ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) is a proprietary audio codec developed by Apple Inc. It is a lossless audio compression format that was first introduced in 2004 as a proprietary alternative to FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec). ALAC uses a linear prediction algorithm to compress audio data, resulting in an audio file that is approximately half the size of the original, uncompressed audio data.
Technical details🔵 ALAC supports up to 24-bit audio data with sample rates ranging from 8 kHz to 192 kHz. It is capable of compressing audio data with a compression ratio of 2:1 to 4:1, resulting in high-quality audio files that take up less storage space. ALAC files are typically encoded with a .m4a file extension, which is the same file extension used for AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) files. ALAC is primarily used by Apple devices such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, as well as in the iTunes software on Mac and Windows. It is also supported by a number of other media players and devices, although it is not as widely supported as some other audio codecs such as MP3 or AAC. ALAC is an open-source codec, and the source code is available to developers who wish to incorporate ALAC support into their own software.


❓ How do I change flac to alac?
To get started, either pick a file you want to convert from flac and select it or drag and drop it into the conversion tool. Next, select the desired format that you wish to convert your file to. Once you have selected the format, click the "convert" button and wait for the tool to finish converting your file.
⏳ What is the estimated time it will take to convert flac to alac?
Typically, image conversions only take a few seconds, so you can expect a speedy conversion when changing flac to alac.
🛡️ Can I trust OnlineConvertFree to convert flac to alac securely?
Absolutely! We take your security seriously, and guarantee the protection of your uploaded and converted files. No one will have access to your information since we delete all files once the conversion process is complete. You can trust that all types of conversions, including flac to alac, are 100% safe on OnlineConvertFree.
📱 Is it possible to convert flac to alac without having to install any software?
Yes, that's right! OnlineConvertFree doesn't require any installation, which means that you can convert any files, including flac to alac, on your computer or mobile device, completely online.