Can iTunes play .flac files? Can it do so natively or be modified to do so? Can it import .flac files, converting them to .mp3 or .mp4 or .aac or something?
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.10)
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), as its name suggested, is a free lossless audio codec. FLAC can compress audio to about 50~60% without any quality loss. This format has been widely accepted by many Hi-Fi systems and audiophiles. However, it is not a compatible audio format with iTunes and all Apple devices.
So you have to use a Audio converter for Mac tool to convert FLAC files to an iTunes-friendly format like mp3. Note that you can select MP3 as the output format here, mainly because of its wider compatibility. After iTunes FLAC conversion, you can successfully import FLAC to iTunes library for any use.
Here Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac works as a top FLAC to iTunes Converter for Mac. It provides fast access to high-qualified converting from FLAC audio files to AAC, AIFF, MP3 audio files on Mac OS X (Yosemite included) for importing to iTunes smoothly and play them perfectly on your iPhone 6(Plus), iPod Touch 5, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, Apple TV 3, etc.
And as a video converter, it supports converting videos including Tivo recordings, common video files like MKV, VOB, WMV, AVI, FLV, F4V, etc. and AVCHD, MTS/M2TS, MOD, TOD, VRO, MOV videos shot by Sony, Canon, JVC, Panasonic, Nikon camcorders or DSLR cameras. Moreover, it allows you to do simple editing to the videos such as cropping, altering video dimension, adding special effect, and adjusting video or audio parameters like Video Resolution/Frame Rate or Audio Sample Rate freely as you like. It has never disappointed any users due to its splendid performance and easy-to-use operation. Or you can find more free audio converters for FLAC Conversion.
Note: This program is cross-platform, and below guide takes Windows screenshots. If you’re running a Windows, please get Video Converter Ultimate. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer’s operating system.
First download FLAC to iTunes Converter:
Next, please go for the simple steps listed below:
Step 1: Add your favourite FLAC to iMedia Converter for Mac by clicking the button “Add Video”.
Step 2: Click the edit button and tap the “Trim” icon, and then drag the process bar to the trim points to get your wanted part. You can find the exact start time and end time in the “Start” and “End” boxes. Finally click the “OK” icon to confirm.
Step 3: Set the “MP3-MPEG Layer-3 Audio(*.mp3)” as the output format for successfully adding to iTunes.
Tips: Your original audios comes in several parts and you want to combine them into a single file for continuous playback? Just turn on the “Merge into one file” option, then your video will be merged into one automatically after conversion. On the other hand, you can also cut a big audio file into smaller clips by clicking “Split selected task”.
In addition, you can customize profile parameters like audio codec, audio sample rate, audio bitrate, audio channels, and more as below.
Step 4: Click the Convert button to start the conversion. It will convert the FLAC to personalized MP3 for iTunes on Mac OS X (Yosemite included) immediately.
After the conversion is done, you are able to get the output files from the output folder for importing to iTunes music library. In this way, you’ll find you can add FLAC media content to iTunes and sync to iPhone, iPad easily without any limitation.