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How to Convert Apple Music to Lossless FLAC?

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Apple Music to FLAC

It's about one and a half year after unveiling Apple's music-streaming service, dubbed Apple Music, at it's WWDC 2015. Armed with a library of more than 50 million songs, a 24-hour radio station and a potential built-in audience of hundreds of millions of iPhone owners and Beats customers, Apple Music initiative seemed like a sure thing for music fans in the Apple ecosystem.


FLAC -- Lossless Compressed Audio Formats

The FLAC (also known as Free Lossless Audio Codec) is the most popular lossless format, making it a good choice if you want to store your music in lossless. Unlike WAV and AIFF, it's been compressed, so it takes up a lot less space. However, it's still a lossless format, which means the audio quality is still the same as the original source.


MP3 vs. FLAC?

Compression can produce smaller tracks -- which is good for downloading -- but it comes at the cost of sound quality. The more compressed a music file is, the more muddied and flat the track sounds. The trick is finding a balance between file size vs sound. MP3 is a lossy format, which means parts of the music are shaved off in order to reduce the file size to a more compact level; while FLAC is a lossless-compressed formats. In order to get the most out of your original music, it would be wise to convert Music to FLAC (or WAV) instead of MP3 format.

MP3 vs FLAC Format

With Apple Music streaming service, you'd need to pony up for a subscription fee for the rest of your life or lose access to your carefully curated music collection. But if you don't want to lose access to your favorite Apple Music anytime, you need to convert Apple Music tracks to other formats, which will be able to create local backups and stream them on any device without any restricts. Here we recommend that you try Sidify Apple Music Converter which can losslessly convert Apple Music to non-protected FLAC, MP3, AAC and WAV format with ID3 tags preserved.

Key Features of Sidify Apple Music Converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • OKConvert Apple Music and iTunes M4P music to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV;
  • OKUnlock from iTunes M4A, M4B & Audible AA, AAX audiobooks;
  • OKPreserve 100% lossless sound quality after conversion;
  • OK10X Conversion Speed; Keep all ID3 Tags and metadata.

Tutorial: How to Convert Apple Music to Lossless FLAC Audio Format?

Equipment Preparation:

  • A Computer running Mac OS or Windows OS
  • The latest version of iTunes
  • Sidify Apple Music to FLAC Converter

Step 1Add Apple Music

Launch Sidify Apple Music Converter and iTunes will be automatically launched and disappear quickly. Then click "+" to add downloaded Apple Music tracks. A window would pop up with your familiar iTunes music and you can select any audio files that you want to convert.

Add Apple Music songs

Step 2Set Output Format as FLAC

After importing the files, click the setting button at the upper right of Sidify, a window would pop up. Here you can choose output format as FLAC, set the converting speed up to 20X or adjust the output quality. Besides, the output path is also changeable if required.

set out as FLAC

Step 3Start Converting Apple Music to FLAC

When all settings are completed, just press “Convert” button to start conversion. After conversion done, you can get your favorite FLAC files by clicking history button at the top-right corner.

Converting Apple Music
Video Tutorial: How to Use Sidify Apple Music Converter to Convert Apple Music to FLAC Format:

Note: The trial version of Sidify Apple Music converter has 3-minute conversion limit. If you want to unlock the time limitation, you'll need to purchase the full version with $39.95.

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