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iTunes FLAC - Convert and Play FLAC in iTunes

By Emily Watson, Sunday, August 30, 2015

What is FLAC?

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is a musical file format for lossless compression of digital audio. It gives you the sound quality closed to audio CD, making it especially popular with Audiophiles.

Can iTunes Play FLAC? Does iTunes Support FLAC?

You may have already known the answer of this question when you tried to add FLAC to iTunes but failed. Yes, the answers is NO. iTunes doesn't support and play FLAC.

Why iTunes Fails to Add or Open FLAC Files?

Apple has its own lossless audio format – ALAC. It provides the same quality, supports high-resolution audio, and is compatible with iTunes and iOS devices.

Besides that, since FLAC is an open source lossless audio codec, supporting FLAC in iTunes and on iOS devices could be a legal nightmare for Apple. Though no one pay much attention to FLAC used in small apps and hardware devices, it is very likely that someone would dredge up a patent when a big company like Apple starts supporting this format.

How Can We Solve iTunes FLAC Issue?

To successfully import and FLAC files in iTunes and iOS devices, we'd better convert FLAC to iTunes supported formats with a professional FLAC to iTunes converter.

How to Convert FLAC to iTunes Friendly Formats?

FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is the weapon you need to convert FLAC to iTunes. If you care much about the audio quality, you can use this program to convert FLAC to ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec). In contrast, if you concern more about file size than audio quality, you can convert FLAC to MP3. No matter you want to convert FLAC to ALAC or FLAC to MP3, FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate can do it for you.

Free download the trial version of the software and follow the instruction below to finish FLAC to iTunes conversion.


1. Add FLAC files to FLAC to iTunes Converter

Click "Add File(s)" button on the left side of top toolbar. When in the navigation window appeared, select the .flac music file you want to add to iTunes.

Do note that you can add multiple files and convert them at a time as the program support batch conversion.

Add FLAC Files

2. Select ALAC or MP3 as the output format

Click "Profile" drop-down button to set "ALAC - Apple Lossless Audio Codec (*.m4a)" from "Lossless Audio" as output format.

If you need cares about the files size, you can choose "MP3 MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)" from "General Audio" as output format.

Select ALAC or MP3 as Output Format

3. Finish FLAC to iTunes Conversion

When all settings are done, click "Convert" button to finish convert FLAC to iTunes ALAC, MP3, WAV, AIFF.

Finish FLAC to iTunes Conversion

4. Import FLAC to iTunes

When the conversion is done, click "Open Folder" to find the converted files directly. Just drag and drop the converted FLAC files to iTunes. Then, you can play FLAC in iTunes or sync FLAC to iPhone, iPod or iPad.

Do not hesitate. Download FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate to start enjoying now.



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