How to convert FLAC to M4A for iPod?


If sound quality is paramount, FLAC and WAV are the best. These audio formats are not compressed, so it's as full quality sound as possible. The problem is, FLAC files are about 5 times bigger than MP3 or M4A files. No one I know uses these formats in portable audio players, because it would take too much space.

Both iTunes and iPod devices support several digital audio file formats, including M4A, MP3, WAV, AIFF, and Apple Lossless, but not support FLAC. So, what the best way to transfer FLAC to iPod with high quality? You have two options: convert FLAC to M4A or to MP3. M4A is newer than MP3, higher quality, and designed to replace it. With M4A, you can get higher quality with lower bitrates and file size.

1 Download FLAC to M4A Converter

Download FLAC to M4A Converter from this site: http://www.abyssmedia.com/downloads/audioconverter.exe

2 Installation

Run the downloaded file audioconverter.exe to start installation, which is fast and requires no knowledge. After installation, double click on the new icon, you will see the user interface below.



3 Add FLAC Files To Conversion List

Add the FLAC audio files from the "File" menu in batches. If you selected option "Recurse subfolders" then you can add entire folders with FLAC files.

4 Choose the proper output folder.

At the right bottom field you can see an Output Folder option. Click on Browse button to set an output path, which will be the destination folder of converted M4A files. If you wish to preserve original folder tree then you need to use option "Keep directory structure".

5 Set The Compression Options

At this step you can select M4A sampling rate or keep the original sampling rate from FLAC file.

6 Start Converting

Click on the biggest Start Converting Now button, the conversion task will be started immediately.


With Audio Converter Plus you can convert FLAC files to all iOS devices like iPod, iPhone and iPad. Also you can convert MP4 to MP3, FLAC to MP3, convert WMA to M4A.