Convert FLAC to AAC (.m4a)

If you ever needed to convert FLAC to AAC then all you need is a little FREE program called xACT.

xACT stands for X Audio Compression Toolkit. It is a GUI based front end for the unix applications Shorten (3.6.1), shntool (3.0.10), monkey’s audio compressor (3.99), flac (1.2.1), wavpack (4.60.1), TTA (3.4.1) , cdda2wav 3.0 (with paranoia support) and dvda-author (v09.05). It also uses sox ( 14.3.1), LAME 3.98.4, AtomicParsley 0.9.0, TagLib and mp4v2. It executes the basic commands of these applications and adds other features to speed up productivity in creation/use of standard filesets.”

  • Launch xACT
  • Click the decode tab
  • Drag and drop all FLAC files into the application
  • Click decode button
  • Launch iTunes
  • Drag and drop the decoded AIFF files into iTunes
  • Highlight all AIFF files, Right-click and choose Create AAC Version
  • Delete AIFF files from iTunes