How to Convert FLAC to ALAC (Apple Lossless) in Seconds

Published by: Julia Nash

Updated: Jun 16, 2019

If you are wondering how to convert FLAC to Apple Lossless, this article will show you an extraordinary easy tool to get this done. Basically FLAC to ALAC converting can be finished in just seconds.

FLAC is the king. Every audiophile will agree that FLAC is a golden standard for HD music. It maintains the similar quality as the original source, while being compatible many music devices.

What is a FLAC music format?

Free lossless Audio Codec (aka FLAC) originated back in 2001 and for the time being it’s the most renowned audio format for lossless music.

While in MP3 parts of the music are shaved off to reduce the size, FLAC takes up more space, but provides you with enhanced sound quality.

However, while it’s supported by majority of devices, it’s not compatible with Apple gadgets. This means you have to suffer through all the painful conversion from FLAC to Apple Lossless.

Suffer no more – the workaround we will deliver here will make music converting practically unnoticeable. The way it works is very intuitive. But to make it even clearer, we made this little screen cast video:

Both FLAC and ALAC are lossless formats, they basically have the same bit rate, the same sound quality. By all means, .alac is an Apple version of .flac music.

This music format is mainly spread in Apple community. So, if you want to enjoy the crystal clear sound of hi-res music on your iPhone or iPod, you’ve got no choice but to convert one file format to the other.

While usually, it’s quite cumbersome with different converters and third-party players, the workaround that we will describe here takes literally 0 efforts.

What does this mean? Well:

  • no quality loss

  • no iTunes sync

  • you’ll be able to play it back natively (this means from your default Music.app)

How to Convert FLAC to ALAC (Apple Lossless)

WALTR is the engine that makes this whole machine work. This is a Mac & PC application, that was brought to light by indie developers from Softorino.

So to get your FLAC files converted to Apple Lossless format, follow this simple guidelines and have your tunes playing in just 2 mins:

Step 1. Launch WALTR 2

WALTR works with no issues on both Mac & PC. Get WALTR aboard simply by clicking on this green button.

Step 2. Plug your iPhone in using a USB cord

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Once you are through with this, proceed with the next step.

Step 3. Push your FLAC files into WALTR

your .flac files are being converted ont-the-fly to ALAC

They will be converted to ALAC in a moment. If you have MP3 tracks, you can also learn how to put MP3 to iPhone.

Step 4. Head to the Music. app and listen to your tracks there!

ALAC on iPhone

I know it was fast & easy, right? The technology behind the application is very powerful, even if the process itself is nothing but simple. The FLAC files basically get transcoded to ALAC on-the-fly, later you can easily play them back natively.

If you still can’t decide on what formats you should stick to, we’ve got a little comparison table right below. Just think – lossless formats have 5x higher bitrate than lossy ones! In case you would like to convert WMV to MP4, it’s really easy as well.

How to Convert FLAC to Apple Lossless, Audio Formats

ALL of the formats from the table are supported by WALTR. If you prefer lossy for its size, you can convert FLAC to MP3 as well.

FYI, support of FLAC files is just one feature out of the whole variety of features that WALTR holds, here are more:

  • Coverage of all the video & music formats you can think of! Simply drop it to WALTR, wait, and then hit ‘Play’ on your iPhone.

  • WALTR transfers subtitles to your videos just as smoothly as any other files! There is no need even to launch iTunes, it’s all done without iTunes involved.

  • The whole procedure is very speedy. You won’t waste your time waiting until your music is loaded.

To Conclude

FLAC is known to be the best HD quality file format, and it’s a standard music format for HD music.

Its Apple counterpart is called ALAC (Apple Lossless). If you want to convert FLAC to ALAC, there is no shorter & easier workaround that the one with WALTR. You can even convert WMV to MP4 with it.

BTW, in one of our blog posts we compared both FLAC and ALAC (Apple Lossless) we used various criteria and posted the results here FLAC vs ALAC. Who wins?

Now, go ahead and test WALTR out!

Julia Nash
Julia Nash

Apple junkie at Softorino

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