Q: “I need to convert a lot of FLAC files to AIFF or WAV in order to play them on CDJ-2000. I'm not really an audiophile so I have no idea if it is possible to convert them (without downgrading the quality) ....”
A: It is possible to convert FLAC to AIFF or WAV, and the conversion will be lossless since all three formats are lossless audio formats. They all deliver the best audio quality. But they have different compatibility. FLAC is a mainstream audio format that works across platforms. Yet, it is not supported on some devices like CDJ-2000 and most Apple products. AIFF is an audio format standard developed by Apple and mainly used on Apple devices. And WAV is many sound engineers’ favorite audio format and can be played on a wide range of devices. Since CDJ-2000 supports AIFF and WAV but not FLAC, it’s wise to convert FLAC files to AIFF or WAV beforehand so you can play the audio. Also, if you want to play FLAC on Apple devices, you’d better convert FLAC to Apple-compatible formats as well.
Given that, I will share an efficient audio converter in the next part and show you how to convert FLAC to AIFF, WAV, and other audio formats in easy steps. Read on.
Many audio converters today can help you convert FLAC to AIFF. But here, I’d like to share a little different converter - WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro to handle this conversion. It is a professional converter primarily designed to deal with video conversions. But it also excels as an audio converter for all audio conversions. It has support for all popular audio formats and can output FLAC to AIFF effortlessly. Batch conversion mode is also supported, and you can convert multiple FLAC files at once. The whole process is straightforward and holds no difficulty.
Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro. In the main interface, you will see five modules - Converter, Downloader, Recorder, GIF Maker, and Toolbox. Click on Converter to open the converter program. Next, click + Add Files to load the FLAC file(s) into the converter. Or you can drag and drop the file(s) into the program directly.
On the right side of the workspace, click on the format image to open the output format library where displays all the available profile presets. Go to the Audio section and select AIFF as the output format. You can choose WAV, ALAC (the Apple equivalent of FLAC), MP3, or other profiles if you have different ideas.
For advanced users who wish to alter audio parameters, they can open the Parameter settings and change the audio settings from there. The program lets users switch audio encoders, resample bitrate, change channels, and control volume freely. After the configuration, click OK to save the changes.
Before conversion, you can click the bottom triangle button to set an output folder or leave it as default. Finally, hit Run to start the conversion. If multiple files are imported into the program, the batch mode will be auto-activated to process these files simultaneously.
Besides using the above method to convert FLAC files to AIFF, you can also try online audio converters. These web-based services bring great convenience as well. Simply upload, convert, download, and it’s done! However, most of these converters do not support batch conversion, and some sites may be insecure too. Of course, you can search for an online service void of those demerits, but until then, the desktop converter is the wiser choice if you want a better conversion experience.
That’s all for how to bulk convert FLAC to AIFF easy & fast. Hope you’ll find this article helpful. If you have any questions during the conversion process, you can DM me on Twitter, and I’ll be glad to help. Thanks for reading.