The Free Lossless Audio Codec format FLAC is good for audio storage for superior audio quality as well as much smaller file size comparing those uncompressed audio codec like AIFF.
WMA, short form for Windows Media Audio, is an audio data compression technology developed by Microsoft. WMA files can contain a single audio track with codecs of WMA, WMA Pro, WMA lossless or WMA Voice. The 4 kinds of codecs are technically distinct and mutually incompatible.
Why convert FLAC to WAV or convert FLAC to WAV lossless?
Though FLAC is open and royalty-free, the comparability is not good as the general MP3 format and the Windows Media audio WMA or Windows Media audio WMA lossless on Windows PC like Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows 2000 computer or on Micrsoft Windows Phone or devices like the Zune, Nexus, Windows RT. Hence the need for convert FLAC, FLAC file with 96KHz and 24bit and 5.1 channels to WMA or WMA lossless with stereo or 5.1 channels.
Some Mac users with Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard will need to export there working stream to audio WMA or WMA lossless from garageband, Final Cut, iMovie for various uses.
This article can meet all of the needs with a step-by-step guide to convert FLAC, FLAC with 24 bit and 5.1 channels to WMA or WMA lossless with 24 bit and 5.1 channels.
- Part 1: Convert FLAC to WMA, WMA Lossless on Windows PC
- Part 2: Convert FLAC to WMA, WMA Lossless on Mac
Part 1: Step-by-Step Guide to Convert FLAC to WMA, WMA Lossless on Windows PC (Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro included)
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Step 1: Add FLAC files to Audio Converter
Click “Add File” button to add your FLAC files or add the folder where your FLAC files are.
Step 2: Choose output format as WMA
Step 3: Customize WMA format
In the parameter setting area, you can customize your desired audio quality, such as change audio bitrate to 320kbps, sample rate to 44100 or 48000 or 96000, sample size to 16 bit or 24 bit, channels to 5.1 surround.
Step 4: Start Convert
When all is finished, click the “Convert Now” button to start convert FLAC to WMA or FLAC to WMA Lossless
Part 2: Step-by-Step Guide to Convert FLAC to WMA, WMA Lossless on Mac (Mountain Lion included)
PrePare: Free Download ImToo Audio Converter Pro for Mac
Free download ImToo Audio Converter Pro for Mac. Install and launch the program.
Step 1: Load FLAC files to Audio Converter Pro
Click “Add File” button to load FLAC files. Or simple drag and drop your files to the program.
Step 2: Choose output profile
To convert FLAC to general WMA on Mac, in the profile drop-down, choose “WMA – Windows Media Audio” from “General Audio” category.
To convert FLAC to WMA Lossless on Mac, in the profile drop-down, choose “WMA – Windows Media Lossless Audio” from “Lossless Audio” category.
Step 3: Customize output profile
Click the little triangle in the upper right of the program interface to open the “Advanced Profile Setting” window. In the “Advanced Profile Setting” window, you can freely customize your desired audio quality, such as change audio bitrate to 320kbps, sample rate to 44100 or 48000 or 96000, sample size to 16 bit or 24 bit, channels to 5.1 surround.
Step 4: Start FLAC to WMA or FLAC to WMA lossless conversion
Click the “Convert” button to start FLAC to WMA or FLAC to WMA lossless conversion on a Mac computer.