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.

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