How to Play FLAC on iPod?

Method 1: Install a FLAC Player on iPod; Method 2: Convert FLAC to iPod

As we all know that FLAC audio format can provide high audio quality and so many music fans like to choose FLAC audio format as the output format when downloading online music files. FLAC can provide lossless audio format, but its playback compatibility is not as good as MP3 and other popular audio formats. For example, you can not successfully play FLAC on iPod devices, except the newest iPod Touch 7 which has added FLAC playback support. So is there a method to play FLAC file on iPod? The answer is Yes and the widely used method is using a third FLAC player on iPod or converting the unsupported FLAC to iPod more supported MP3. Let's check these methods as below.

If FLAC is not natively supported by your iPod, you can install a third FLAC player to your iPod and use it to successfully play your FLAC file on it. VLC for iOS and Golden Ear (iOS) are two chosen ones. Let's learn them one by one.

VLC for iOS

VLC Player is a very powerful player which supports to play nearly any format on your iPod device and among which FLAC is fully supported. Besides, VLC for iOS also supports to play other unsupported WMA, AC3, OGG, MP2, etc on your iPod device. You can go to VLC Player official website, download and install VLC for iOS and then launch it to play your FLAC file or other iPod unsupported files on it.

Golden Ear (iOS)

Golden Ear (iOS) is a popular all in one lossless audio player which supports to play FLAC, AIFF, WAV, etc. If you install Golden Ear (iOS) you can easily play your FLAC file on your iPod device. Also, Golden Ear (iOS) works for iPhone, iPad and other Mac systems. You can find Golden Ear (iOS) in App Store, download and install it to your iPod device and then open it to play your FLAC file on your iPod.


Method Two: Convert FLAC to iPod More Supported ALAC, M4A, MP3, AAC, etc

For this method, you will use a professional FLAC to iPod converter called Avdshare Audio Converter, with which converter, you can easily convert your FLAC file to any iPod device more supported ALAC, M4A, MP3, AAC, etc for the compatible FLAC playback on iPod. The ALAC, MP3 or any other output file has the same audio quality as the original FLAC file. Furthermore, this Avdshare Audio Converter helps to convert any unrecognized audio format to any device, player, application or audio editor supported audio formats. Now follow the guide below to easily convert your FLAC file to iPod ALAC, M4A, MP3, AAC, etc.

How to Convert FLAC to iPod Audio Format?

Make Preparation: Free download FLAC to iPod Converter

Free download the professional FLAC to iPod Converter - Avdshare Audio Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Import FLAC file

Click the Add File button to import the FLAC file to this FLAC to iPod converter. You can also rely on this converter to batch convert many FLAC files to iPod ALAC, MP3, etc at one time.

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

Easily click the "Profile" button>"General Audio" category to set ALAC, M4A, MP3, AAC or any other iPod supported audio format as the final output format.

Step 3 Complete the conversion

After the above two steps are set, click the Convert button to get your FLAC file easily converted to your iPod best supported ALAC, MP3, etc.