Careful people will find a fact. That is, since the specification list of the iPhone X/7/8 series released in 2017, the FLAC has been added into the audio playback area. It means the FLAC music file can be imported into iTunes and played on it. However, the users of iPhone 6s series and previous models are unable to do this operation yet.
Do you want to solve this problem? Do you want to play FLAC on iOS devices without worries? The best choice is to convert FLAC to ALAC format.
Tip: Apple Lossless is an audio coding format developed by Apple Inc. for lossless data compression of digital music. This audio format can merely be played on iOS devices.
Or your situation is just different from what I mentioned above. Maybe you want to play FLAC on Windows Media Player.
No matter what your needs, you will get what you want in this article. We take FLAC to WAV conversion as an example. You can copy the following tutorial to get the file you want.
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio coding format for lossless compression of digital audio. Digital audio compressed by FLAC's algorithm can be reduced to 50%-70% of its original size.
WAV was originally developed by Microsoft and IBM in 1991. Apple Inc. later derived its own version of WAV and called it as AIFF. Basically, AIFF is Apple’s equivalents to WAV files. And it’s why WAV is compatible with iOS devices.
As for the difference between FLAC and WAV, the most obvious one is the FLAC file has been compressed, and the WAV file is the opposite. Insomuch, one audio of the same duration, the WAV one takes more space than FLAC, which is twice that of FLAC in normal.
Another point should be known is that FLAC is compatible with Android devices but WAV couldn’t.
You may need to read: How to Convert WAV to MP3 Online as Easy as Possible?
Now you have a basic understanding of the above formats. Then let’s move to the specific steps to achieve the conversion. To do this operation, we need the help of f2fsoft Video Convert. Don’t be deceived by the name, it is also one audio converter. If you need to convert video formats, you can refer to 2 Best Ways to Convert MTS to MP4; 2 Ways to Convert MOV to MP4 on Mac Safely.
Step1: load FLAC audios
Download f2fsoft Video Converter from the official site. Run it on the computer and load the FLAC audios by clicking Add File. Or you could directly drag the file to the interface.
Step2: select output format
After all the audios have been added, move to the bottom of the main page and pitch on the drop-down of Profile to select the output format. Lossless Audio > WAV-Waveform audio.
Then, enter to Profile Settings and adjust audio settings like Encoder, Sample Rate, Channels, and Audio Bitrate. Click the OK button to save the settings.
Step3: batch conversion from FLAC to WAV
Here comes the last step to convert the audios to WAV. See the big blue word of Convert? Pitch on it to start the work.