Jun 122014

Can iTunes Play FLAC?

Have problems of add and import FLAC to iTunes? You may ask that can iTunes play FLAC? I have lots of FLAC files and want to get them to iTunes, so that I can transfer FLAC to play on my iPhone, iPod and iPad and use iTunes match to backup to iCloud. It’s really frustrated that iTunes can’t read and open FLAC files.

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), is a codec for lossless compression of digital audio. Digital audio compressed by FLAC’s algorithm can typically be reduced to 50–60% of its original size[4] and decompressed to an identical copy of the original audio data. Though playback support for FLAC by portable audio devices and dedicated audio systems is limited compared to lossy formats such as MP3, FLAC is supported by more hardware devices than competing lossless compressed formats such as WavPack.

Unfortunately, FLAC format is not a supported format by Apple’s software and devices, like iTunes, QuickTime, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV.

How to Import to Play FLAC in iTunes?

In order to import FLAC to iTunes for manage FLAC music files in iTunes, play FLAC in iTunes and QuickTime, transfer FLAC to play on iPad, iPhone, iPod and Apple TV, backup FLAC to iCloud with iTunes Match, there is no other solution but to convert FLAC to iTunes friendly MP3, WAV, AIFF or Apple loessless ALAC. There are lots of audio converters on the internet can convert FLAC to MP3, but to ensure that you can fast convert FLAC, and can get the best output audio quality, you still need a professional FLAC to iTunes audio converter.

Why choose 4Media FLAC to iTunes Audio Converter to convert FLAC to iTunes?

4Media Audio Converter is professional FLAC to iTunes converter. With the FLAC to iTunes Converter, you can not only easy convert FLAC to MP3, but can also convert convert FLAC to high quality 320kbps MP3, and convert FLAC to lossless Apple Lossless ALAC, AIFF, WAV. Many audio converters on the internet can convert FLAC to MP3 but do not have the ability to convert FLAC to high quality 320kbps MP3 and lossless Apple Lossless ALAC, AIFF, WAV. What’s more, this FLAC to iTunes Converter can convert FLAC to MP3, 320kbps MP3, ALAC without lossing metadata such as songs title, author, copyright, album, track, year, cover, ID3 tags. With other audio converter, you will loss metadata after converting FLAC to iTunes MP3, ALAC and will mess up your iTunes music library.

In addition, 4Media Audio Converter can can also convert between almost all popular audio formats and it is powered with advanced functions such as trim, merge and split audio files by size as well as adjusting parameter to customize output audio. The FLAC to iTunes converter can convert any audio and video files for play in any iTunes version including iTunes 10 and iTunes 11′.

4Media Audio Converter Mac version is fully compatible with Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger), 10.5(Leopard), 10.6(Snow Leopard), 10.7(Lion), 10.8(Mountain Lion), 10.9(Mavericks) and 10.10(Yosemite).

4Media Audio Converter Windows version fully supports all Windows including Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000.


Step-by-Step Guide to Convert FLAC to MP3, ALAC, AIFF, WAV with metadata to play FLAC to iTunes

PrePare: Download 4Media Audio Converter

Download 4Media Audio Converter (for Windows, for Mac). Install and launch the program.

Step 1: Add FLAC files to FLAC to iTunes Converter

Click “Add File” button to import your FLAC files to FLAC to iTunes Converter. You can directly drag and drop your FLAC files to the audio converter.

How to convert FLAC to iTunes formats

Step 2: Set output format

Click “Profile” Drop-down to choose output format.

To convert FLAC to Apple Lossless ALAC, from “Lossless Audio Format” category, choose “ALAC – Apple Lossless Audio Codec(*.m4a)” as the output profile.

To convert FLAC to MP3, click “Profile” drop-down button and choose “MP3 – MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)” option.

If you want to convert FLAC to 320kbps MP3, open “Advanced Profile Settings” in the right panel, and set the “Bitrate” to 320Kbps.

Convert FLAC to 320kbps MP3 for iTunes

Step 3: Start conversion

Press on “Convert” button to finish converting FLAC to iTunes compatible MP3, ALAC, WAV, AIFF.

Step 4: Add and import FLAC to iTunes to play FLAC in iTunes

Open iTunes and move to “Music library” tab. When the conversion in Step 3 is finished, click “Open folder” to open the converted FLAC files. Directly drag and drop the audio files to iTunes. The songs will immediately appear in the Music library. Now iTunes can read/open/import/add FLAC and you can play FLAC in iTunes with ease. Or transfer to iCloud through iTunes Match for backup.

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