Although you can convert M4A files to FLAC format, it won't do any good. Because the M4A format already features lossy compression method and the resulting FLAC files will be of same (poor quality) compared to FLAC files created using the original tracks (or WAVs).
Convert MPEG-4 compressed audio to Audio files encoded by Flac - free lossless audio codec.
We have found 15 software records in our database eligible for .m4a to .flac file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert m4a to flac on Windows
MediaMonkey is a proprietary digital media player and media library program developed by Ventis Media Inc., for organizing and playing audio files.
MediaMonkey is available only for Windows in a both freeware and paid version. Both versions can be extensively enhanced with skins, third-party plugins, and user-generated extension scripts. Some plugins can add support for more exotic audio formats.
Convert from m4a file
|Yes, MediaMonkey supports m4a file conversion as a source file type.||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No|
to flac file
|Yes, MediaMonkey supports flac file conversion as a target file type.||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned m4a to flac. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
Freemake Audio Converter is one of the most popular multimedia conversion software available.
Blaze Media Pro is a powerhouse all-in-one converter, burner, audio and video editing software for all popular audio and video formats...and much more! Some of the formats supported by the software's audio editing and video editing include MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, MPEG-4, AIFF, M4A, AAC, AC3, FLAC, ALAC, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV, and more.
fre:ac is a free audio CD ripper and audio converter for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is able to convert MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats and rip CDs to MP3 or WMA audio files.
A free and powerful video conversion utility, SUPER is based on FFmpeg, MEncoder, MPlayer, x264, MusePack, Monkey's audio, Shorten audio, TAK audio, True audio, WavPack, the libavcodec library & the theora/vorbis RealProducer's plugIn.
Whether you only need a single place to find and play your music or need a full-fledged music manager that can rip, tag, play, burn and synchronize with your portable device, Helium Music Manager takes care of it.
It's not a music manager, tag editor, cd ripper, audio converter, mp3 analyzer, duplicate finder, cd burner, player or scrobbler. It's a little bit of everything. It's also free. And intuitive. Get more from your music collection. Get Helium Music Manager.
Helium Music Manager is distributed in three editions: Free, Premium and Network. In 2016 was renamed only to Helium (version 12) and completely redesigned.
dBpoweramp supports practically every audio type created: mp3, mp4, m4a (iTunes / iPod), wma, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Monkeys Audio, FLAC, the list goes on....fully compatible with Windows Vista, 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 and Windows XP.
xrecode is easy-to-use audio converter and audio grabber for Microsoft Windows. It is able to convert audio formats such as MP3, MP4, WMA, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, APE, OGG, M4A, 3GP, WAV, Shorten etc.
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert m4a to flac on OS X
Max is open source audio converter and audio CD grabber for Apple Mac OS X. Max is able to save and convert audio in over 20 compressed and uncompressed formats including MP3, Ogg, FLAC, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV etc.. Max is integrated with MuscBrainz database to permit retrieval of compact disc information.
Pavtube HD Video Converter is converting tool for Apple Mac OS X operating system that allows users to to convert MKV, MOV, MXF, MTS, M2TS, M2T, TS, TiVo, M4V, MP4, AVI, MPG, VOB, WMV, ASF, 3GP, FLV, F4V videos to any video formats for playing, editing, uploading or burning on Mac OS X.
Multiplatform software - convert m4a to flac on any platform
Powerful converter for Google Drive service.
Bigasoft Audio Converter is able to convert various audio formats (MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, AC3, WAV, OGG, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, CAF, etc).