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How to Convert Apple Lossless to AAC (.m4a) in High Quality

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Apple Lossless, is an audio coding format for lossless data compression of digital music, developed by Apple Inc. It also known as Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), or Apple Lossless Encoder (ALE). Apple Lossless audio files are stored in the MPEG 4 container and have .m4a extension. You should also be aware that the MPEG 4 container is also used for Advanced Audio Compression (AAC).

Compared with other lossy codec (like AAC), Apple Lossless stores the original CD track without quality loss, like a zip for audio. Due to this feature, Apple Lossless might take up a large storage space. By converting ALAC to AAC (.m4a), you can save up some space of your device.

A professional audio converter and DRM ripper - Apple Music Converter can help you a lot with the conversion. It is able to convert Apple Lossless to the AAC (.m4a) with ease. Now follow the guide and see how to use complete the conversion.

Apple Music Converter – Apple Lossless Converter

Use this software to convert Apple Lossless to AAC easily. Also, you are able to convert Apple Lossless to MP3, AC3, FLAC and so on.

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How to Convert Apple Lossless to AAC

Step 1. Choose Apple Lossless Files

Download Apple Music Converter from the box above, the install it on your computer. Launch the program, you will see the interface below. Then choose any Apple Lossless files by ticking the box before the music tracks.

Preview iTunes Music

Step 2. Output Settings

In the "Output Format" tab (which is in the bottom of the interface), select M4A as your output format. (Notice: This .m4a files is with AAC codec inside.) Moreover, you can specify the "Advance", "Profile", "Folder" and "Out file" by yourself in the bottom of the interface.

Select Output Setting

Step 3. Convert Apple Lossless to AAC (.m4a)

Click the "Convert" button on the top of the interface. Then this Apple Lossless converter will convert your Apple Lossless files to M4A files.

Converting iTunes Music

With these simple steps, you can easily convert Apple Lossless files to AAC (.m4a). This professional audio converter also able to convert any DRM-ed iTunes songs to DRM-free MP3, FLAC, AC3, AIFF and so on. Now download the free trial version to have a try!


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