Will iTunes Play FLAC files?

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“Will iTunes play FLAC files” or “Is there a way to play FLAC files in iTunes” are some of the questions I was just fielding today.  Let me help you out here: no, iTunes will not play FLAC files.  However, if you do want to play the files you have in FLAC format in iTunes, there is a way to make that happen.

To play FLAC files in iTunes, you will need to convert the FLAC files to a supported format (like ALAC) for iTunes to be able to play them.  Because I get this question so much, I’ve put together a step-by-step on how to convert FLAC to ALAC format.  It’s fast, simple, and easy-to-do so do not be intimidated.

If you absolutely do not want to convert your FLAC files to ALAC, then you need to either purchase Amarra or PureMusic to work with iTunes.  Both solutions work but they require an initial investment into the software product plus upgrades in the long-term.  Many people simply find converting from FLAC to ALAC as the simplest solution.

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