Flac To Alac For Mac Os

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The native CD Ripper, iTunes, can only rip CD to MP3, AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV. Some programs that batch rip CD to FLAC easily are yet to support Mac OS X system. Actually there are several free Mac programs that can convert CD to FLAC. Click on the “Rip” button start converting CD to FLAC on Mac OS. On Mac using iTunes. FLAC is not natively supported in iTunes. We’ve offered an efficient way to convert FLAC to MP3 for easier playback using All2MP3 for Mac. However, if for some reason, you have to convert FLAC to ALAC or you insist using lossless formats, you can convert FLAC to ALAC using iTunes on Mac.

Another helpful file conversion tip.

FLAC is a lossless audio codec that is very popular on Linux and on Windows. However, it’s virtually non-existant on the Mac, which is a problem if you have a library of music that you have encoded in FLAC and you want to upload to your iTunes library.

Best Flac Player For Mac

There are various command-line solutions out there on Windows, but very few available for Mac OS X.

XLD is the answer.

Flac Converter Mac Os X

Flac converter mac os x

The “X Lossless Decoder” offers super fast conversion of various lossless formats on the Mac, with a decent GUI, and better yet, drag-and-drop conversion.

XLD supports the following formats:

Flac To Alac Mac

  • (Ogg) FLAC (.flac/.ogg)
  • Monkey’s Audio (.ape)
  • Wavpack (.wv)
  • TTA (.tta)
  • Apple Lossless (.m4a) [10.4 and later]
  • AIFF, WAV, etc

Other formats supported by Libsndfile are also decodable. XLD uses not decoder frontend but library to decode, so no intermediate files are generated. All of the supported formats can be directly split with the cue sheet. XLD also supports so-called ’embedded’ or ‘internal’ cue sheet.

Currently you can choose output format from WAVE,AIFF and Raw PCM. In addition, you can choose Ogg Vorbis (aoTuV), MPEG-4 AAC (QuickTime/CoreAudio), MP3 (LAME), Apple Lossless, FLAC and HE-AAC (aacPlus v1/v2) in the GUI version.


Hope this helps you audiophiles out there converting to the Mac. I converted entire albums from FLAC to Apple Lossless in just minutes on a PowerMac G5.