M4A to FLAC - Convert audio online
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How to convert M4A to FLAC:
1. Click "Choose Files" button to select multiple files on your computer or click the dropdown button to choose 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 etc.
3. Click "Convert Now!" button to start batch conversion. It will automatically retry another server if one failed, 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 online storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
M4A vs FLAC:
|Full name||Audio-only MPEG-4||Free Lossless Audio Codec|
|Developed by||International Organization for Standardization||Xiph.Org Foundation|
|Type of format||Media container||Audio file format|
|Introduction||MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4 is a digital multimedia container format most commonly used to store video and audio, but can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images. M4A stands for MPEG 4 Audio and is a filename extension used to represent audio files.||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||Audio-only MPEG-4 files generally have a .m4a extension. This is especially true of non-protected content. M4A is often compressed using AAC encoding (lossy), but can also be in Apple Lossless format.||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, RealPlayer, MPlayer, Media Player Classic, VLC Media Player, K-Multimedia Player||Windows 10, Android, Blackberry 10 and Jolla devices.|
|Wikipedia||M4A on Wikipedia||FLAC on Wikipedia|