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Convert FLAC to M4A

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You can convert FLAC file to M4A as well as to variety of other formats with free online converter.

How to convert flac to m4a?

How to convert m4a 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 m4a

Select m4a or any other format, which you want to convert.
Step 3

Download your m4a-file

Wait till your conversion process will be completed and click download converted m4a file.

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Free Lossless Audio Codec

File extension .flac
File category audio
Description

A free codec developed for lossless compression of audio content that does not exclude information from the stream. It allows for listening to musical compositions with professional sound reproduction systems, as well as for track archiving. FLAC files are being played by portative audio players, supplied by the most of specialized programs, and are represented in huge variety of hardware implementations. They allow users to copy CD tracks without deterioration in sound quality.

Technical details

Since streaming is being coded with an increased speed, FLAC files are often less than half of the original track. However, this does not affect the track quality, and therefore the format is popular for online translations and real-time coding. FLAC can support samples with a static point within the range of 4-32 bit per sample and sampling frequency of 655.3 KHz. If new fields arrive, decoders are not being affected.

In order to change FLAC format, one may use Sound Forge or Adobe Audition. In addition to that, some smartphones can easily work with such files.

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

MPEG-4 Audio Layer

File extension .m4a
File category audio
Description

Apple Inc. has designed M4A open source format on the basis of QuickTime Fike. Now the format is being promoted in iTunes store. It is a multimedia container intended for placement of sound components, as well as other data, such as images. MPEG-4 files may be stored with extensions M4A and MP4. In the latter case, they contain video as well.

Alongside these sound formats, MPEG-4 allows for lossy compaction, through FFC Codec. However, it is possible to provide a lossless compaction thanks to Apple Lossless format. The files may be played on Windows PCs via iTunes, Windows Media Player 12, KSP Sound Player, Winamp and some other programs. With iTunes, the data can be converted into Windows-supported audio formats.

Technical details

In comparison with its predecessor MP3, M4A format provides with better sound quality and smaller file size. Thanks to lossless compaction, the data may be easily converted in both direction with no deterioration in quality. The sound data encoded with ACC compression, which reduces the file size considerably.

Due to protection technology DRM, MP4 files cannot be easily distributed, while it is much simpler to replicate files in M4A; that is why “Apple Lovers” prefer the latter format. With M4A, it is possible to buy music in iTunes, as well as download it into smartphones or other devices.

Programs
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VLC media player
MPlayer
Amarok
Winamp
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Developer Apple
MIME type
audio/mpeg

FAQ

❓ How can I convert flac to m4a?
Firstly, select a flac file you want to convert or drag and drop it. Secondly, select m4a 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 m4a?
Audio conversion usually takes a few seconds. You will convert flac to m4a very quickly.
🛡️ Is it secure to convert flac to m4a on OnlineConvertFree?
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