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How to convert FLAC to ALAC with the Movavi Converter

Edited by Ben Jacklin

If you use an iPhone 10 or older, you’ve probably come across problems playing FLAC files on your device. This format is not supported in iTunes – instead of FLAC, Apple uses its own alternative coding format called ALAC.

What is FLAC?

What is ALAC?

Since you can’t play FLAC files in iTunes, you need to turn your FLAC audio to ALAC, which is supported by the player. Apple Lossless data is normally stored within the M4A container format, so files compressed with the ALAC codec have the .m4a extension. If you’re looking for a FLAC or ALAC converter, try Movavi’s conversion app – it will help you change the format of your audio files in a matter of minutes.

How to convert FLAC to ALAC with the Movavi Converter

This FLAC-to-ALAC converter is a convenient conversion tool that is easy to use. Just download the app to your PC or Mac and convert FLAC to ALAC or ALAC to FLAC in just a few minutes!

Step 1. Install the converter

Download the installation file, open it, and follow the instructions on the screen. When the converter is installed, double-click the icon to launch the program.

Step 2. Add your audio files

To add your music to the app, hit the Add Media button, click Add Audio, and select the FLAC files. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the files into the program window.

Step 3. Choose the output format

To set the output format, click Audio, select Apple Audio, and choose the M4A Lossless preset.

Step 4. Transform FLAC to ALAC

Hit the Convert button to start the conversion process. Once it’s complete, the folder with the converted files will open automatically.

Now you know how to convert FLAC to ALAC! The process for converting ALAC to FLAC is very similar; you just need to choose FLAC in the Audio tab this time. Apart from FLAC and ALAC, Movavi Video Converter supports many other video, audio, and image formats. Download the version of the converter for Windows or Mac OS and check it out!

FLAC vs. ALAC comparison

If you compare ALAC vs. FLAC, you’ll see that there are few differences between the two codecs. They both use lossless compression, which is why the size of FLAC and ALAC files is usually larger than that of the files compressed with lossy codecs like MP3 or AAC. The main difference is in the devices that support these codecs.

Comparison parameter



File extension






File size

Relatively large

Relatively large


Up to 8

Up to 8

Sample rate in Hz




PCs, mobile devices

iTunes, Macs, mobile devices

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