ASF to FLAC - Convert audio online
|#||Output File||Source File||Action|
How to convert ASF to FLAC:
1. Click the "Choose Files" button to select multiple files on your computer or click the "URL" button to choose an online file from URL, Google Drive or Dropbox. The source file can also be video format. Video and audio file size can be up to 200M. You can use file analyzer to get source audio's detailed information such as track name, genre, bitrate and sampling rate.
2. Set target audio format, bitrate and sample rate. The target audio format can be WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG, AAC, AU, FLAC, M4A, MKA, AIFF, OPUS or RA.
3. Click the "Convert Now!" button to start batch conversion. It will automatically retry conversion on another server if one fails, please be patient while converting. The output files will be listed in the "Conversion Results" section. Click icon to show file QR code or save file to cloud storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
ASF vs FLAC:
|Full name||Advanced Systems Format||Free Lossless Audio Codec|
|Developed by||Microsoft||Xiph.Org Foundation|
|Type of format||Digital container format||Audio file format|
|Introduction||Advanced Systems Format (formerly Advanced Streaming Format, Active Streaming Format) is Microsoft's proprietary digital audio/digital video container format, especially meant for streaming media. ASF is part of the Media Foundation framework.||FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio coding format for lossless compression of digital audio, and is also the name of the reference codec implementation. Digital audio compressed by FLAC's algorithm can typically be reduced to 50-60% of its original size and decompress to an identical copy of the original audio data.|
|Technical details||The format does not specify how the video or audio should be encoded; it just specifies the structure of the video/audio stream. This is similar to the function performed by the QuickTime, AVI, or Ogg container formats. One of the objectives of ASF was to support playback from digital media servers, HTTP servers, and local storage devices such as hard disk drives.||The technical strengths of FLAC compared to other lossless formats lie in its ability to be streamed and decoded quickly, independent of compression level. In a comparison of compressed audio formats, FFmpeg's FLAC implementation was noted to have the fastest and most efficient embedded decoder of any modern lossless audio format.|
|Associated programs||Windows Media Player||Windows 10, Android, Blackberry 10 and Jolla devices.|
|Wikipedia||ASF on Wikipedia||FLAC on Wikipedia|