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How to Play FLAC on iPhone 4 / 4s / 5 / 5s and Other iDevices

This article will quickly guide you to solve the problem: cannot play FlAC on iPhone 4 / iPhone 4s / iPhone 5 / iPhone 5s and other iOS devices. Two quick solutions are introduced.

Solution 1: Music Player App

FLAC is a free codec allowing digital audio to be compressed without any loss in quality. However neither iPhone nor any iDevice supports FLAC files by default. To play FLAC on iDevices, the easiest way is to take advantage of third-party apps that can let you listen to FLAC on iPhone, such as Tuneshell(FREE) or FLAC Player($9.99) which is the Original audiophile-quality music player designed for lossless, gapless playback of FLAC albums and live recordings on iOS. But the large file size of FLAC could still hold you back to enjoy a good deal of music resources you have. You need to check out Solution 2.

Solution 2: Transcoding Tool

You could also use a transcoding tool – FLAC to iPhone Converter to convert FLAC into a playable format such as M4A, MP3 or AAC. If you want to enjoy lossless music files on your iOS Device, Apple Lossless format (*.m4a), which is a compressed-yet-lossless format, would be your top pick. Here a free and handy program is recommended: Free Video Converter Factory. You can apply it to convert audio like FLAC to your iOS Devices, and even convert nearly all the popular videos and audio files to your iPhone, iPad. With it, the problem of how to play FLAC on iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 can be solved in a few minutes.

Play FLAC to iPhone

But, if you want to store more files on your iOS devices, AAC and MP3 could be a better choice. Although both of them are 'lossy' format files, they can get good quality without taking too much space and human ears cannot hear the difference between lossy and lossless files on the go with portable device like iPhone 4, iPhone 5, etc. I guess it’s better to enjoy FLAC with good headphones at home to maximize the goods of FLAC.

Step by Step Tutorial of Converting FLAC to iPhone 4, iPhone 5

Step 1 Load your FLAC file

Click here to download WonderFox Free Video Converter Factory and install it. On the main interface, load the FLAC file by clicking “Add Files”.

Step 2 Select Output Audio Format

Here we choose m4a for output. You can change the audio settings if need in the “Audio Settings” part.

Convert FLAC to iPhone

Step 3 Start Processing

Click "Run" button to begin the conversion. Its batch conversion function let you convert a great deal of files at the same time.

Tips: Click “Open” to get the media files you converted and you can enjoy them on your iPhone effortlessly.

Understand FLAC Codec

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is a free codec allowing digital audio to be compressed without any loss in quality. But FLAC files are always come with larger size (about 700MB/80-minute CD) than other audio formats. Click here to learn more >>

How to Convert Video to Apple Devices

If you want to enjoy videos/audio/DVD on your iOS devices without video and audio format limitation, tips below may be helpful.

iPhone, iPod and Other iDevices

Click to learn how to convert iPod music to MP3 so that you can play your iPod music resources on your other MP3 players easily.

Click to learn how to convert MKV to iPod and enjoy MKV videos on your iPod with WonderFox Free Video Converter Factory.

Click to learn how to take advantage of Free Video Converter Factory to convert video to iPod Touch 4, convert video to iPod Classic, convert AVI to iPod compatible videos, and convert video to iPod Nano and more.

Hope tips and guides above will be useful to you. If you still have any problems on using Free Video Converter Factory, please feel free to contact us.

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