Convert M4A to FLAC
You can convert M4A file to FLAC as well as to variety of other formats with free online converter.
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MPEG-4 Audio Layer
Apple Inc. has designed M4A format on the basis of QuickTime Fike. Now the format is being promoted in iTunes. 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.
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.
Free Lossless Audio Codec
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.
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.