Sep 182012

Apple updated iTunes to 10.7 to add support for iOS 6 and the latest iPhone 5, iPod touch 5, iPod nano and iPod shuffle models. The new iTunes 10.7 feature a grid-driven interface which makes it easier for users to navigate; as well as tighter integration with iCloud, including cloud-based, cross-device syncing of playback information on movies. Now iTunes is come to 11th version called iTunes 11. The new iTunes 11 is completely redesigned and has now been well reviewed by editors and users.

FLAC format with the competitive features of providing marvelous audio quality as well as much smaller file size is well received among audiophiles. However, though FLAC is open-source and royalty-free format, it is not a compatible audio format with iTunes 11. In order to add and import FLAC to iTunes 11, iTunes Match, and stream FLAC to iCloud through iTunes 11, a recommended solution is to convert FLAC to Apple friendly audio formats MP3, WAV or Apple Lossless ALAC so that you can play FLAC with iTunes 11, iPad, iPad 3, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod, etc.

This articles also applies to import FLAC to iTunes 10.6, iTunes match and earlier version of iTunes.

Make preparation: Free Download FLAC iTunes Converter.

Free download the FLAC Audio Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it.


Step 1 Load FLAC files to the program

Drag your FLAC files or the folder where you FLAC files are to FLAC Audio Converter. It will automatically load all your music and video files in that folder.

How to Convert FLAC to iTunes 11

Step 2 Set output audio format

To import FLAC to iTunes 11, you can convert FLAC to MP3, WAV, Apple Lossless ALAC. MP3 is compressed audio formats and is much popular across system though its quality is a little bit inferior to the lossless format WAV and Apple Lossless. If you do not care much the audio quality, you can convert FLAC to MP3. Otherwise, convert the FLAC files to WAV or Apple Lossless.

Take converting FLAC to MP3 format for example. Click the “Profile” Drop-down list and search “mp3” in the “search profile” box. Select “MP3 – MPEG-3 Audio(*.mp3)” as the profile.

Step 3 Start FLAC to iTunes conversion

Click on the “Convert” button at the bottom of the program to start FLAC to iTunes conversion.