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How to convert M4A to FLAC?
You can convert M4A to FLAC with MConverter in three easy steps:
Choose M4A files from your device
At the top of this page, drag and drop your M4As. You can also click to select M4A files using your operating system's file picker. Another method is to press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V (⌘+V on Mac) to paste an M4A file you have copied to clipboard. Converting a folder with M4A files to FLAC is also supported: simply paste or drag and drop it.
Click or tap on FLAC from the list of target formats
Alternatively, you can use the search field to quickly find the format you need, whether it's FLAC or something else.
Download your FLAC files, after MConverter has finished processing them
There's an option to automatically download the converted FLAC files, so you don't have to press the download icon for each FLAC. On desktop platforms, you can download the FLAC files to a different folder by clicking on SAVE TO... You may see a share icon as well. Use it to directly share the FLACs with other apps.
About the formats
Audio file formats
M4A files store audio using the AAC codec. M4A stands for MPEG-4 Audio. It is very similar to MP4 with the difference being the lack of a video/subtitle track in the file.
Audio file formats
FLAC, or Free Lossless Audio Codec, files contain digital audio. FLAC files utilize lossless quality, meaning that there is no loss of any original sound data. When compared to MP3 (lossy audio format), FLAC files are generally larger. Nonetheless, FLAC’s lossless compression algorithm can reduce audio by up to 70%, and still be able to reproduce the original audio afterwards. The format is royalty-free.
Common questions about converting M4A to FLAC
Can I convert M4A to FLAC in bulk?
Yes, MConverter supports batch converting of multiple M4As to FLACs simultaneously. You can even drag and drop folders containing M4As to convert to FLAC. Pasting M4A files and folders copied in the clipboard also works: use Ctrl+V.
Can I convert an M4A file to FLAC, if its size is 1 GB?
Yes, with MConverter Premium you can convert big M4As, up to 1 gigabyte each. The free version lets you convert files up to 100 MB. If you need to convert M4A files over 100 megabytes, try MConverter Premium.
Is converting M4As to FLAC safe with MConverter?
Yes, we encrypt your connection using industry standards. Plus, your M4A files are only accessible by you. 4 hours after the conversion completes, they are automatically deleted from MConverter’s servers. You can also delete your M4As and other converted files immediately after finishing the conversion by clicking the bin icon. Join others who have trusted us to convert over 5,231,801 files so far.
How long does it take to convert M4A to FLAC?
For most audio files, the wait is usually around a minute. However, MConverter also supports converting larger audio files, meaning that it could take a while (up to over an hour, for example).
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