Convert AU to FLAC
Total Audio MP3 Converter converts AU to FLAC
easily and quickly. The software supports more than 90 audio and video formats
as input, and converts to popular audio formats such as AAC, AIFF, M4A, M4B, MP3,
OGG, WAV, WMA, and so on.
Total Audio MP3 Converter supports batch conversion,
and is full compatible with Vista and Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit editions).
- Free Download Total Audio MP3 Converter
- Install the Software by Step-by-step Instructions
- Launch Total Audio MP3 Converter
- Choose AU Files
Click "Add Files" button to choose AU files and add
them to conversion list.
Choose one or more AU files you want to convert and then click Open.
Total Audio MP3 Converter will open the files, and then read file information such as
duration, bit rate, sample, and channels, and show them on the program.
- Choose Target File Format
Choose "to FLAC"
- Convert AU to FLAC
Click "Convert" to convert AU files to FLAC.
The software is converting AU files to FLAC.
- Play & Browse
Right-click converted item and choose "Play Destination" to play
the destination file, choose "Browse Destination Folder" to open
Windows Explorer to browse the destination file.
What is AU?
The Au file format is a simple audio file format introduced by Sun Microsystems.
The format was common on NeXT systems and on early web pages. Originally it was
headerless, being simply 8-bit u-law encoded data at an 8000 Hz sample rate. Hardware
from other vendors often used sample rates as high as 8192 Hz, often integer factors
of video clock signals. Newer files have a header that consists of six 32-bit
words, an optional information chunk and then the data (in big endian format).
Although the format now supports many audio encoding formats, it remains associated
with the u-law logarithmic encoding. This encoding was native to the SPARCstation
1 hardware, where SunOS exposed the encoding to apps through the /dev/audio interface.
This encoding and interface became a de facto standard for Unix sound.
What is FLAC?
Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) is a file format for lossless audio data compression.
Being lossless, FLAC does not remove information from the audio stream, as lossy
compression formats such as MP3, AAC, and Vorbis do. FLAC's primary author is
Josh Coalson. FLAC reduces bandwidth and storage requirements without sacrificing
the integrity of the audio source. A digital audio recording (such as a CD track)
encoded to FLAC can be decompressed into an identical copy of the audio data.
Audio sources encoded to FLAC are typically reduced in size 40 to 50 percent (46%
according to their own comparison). FLAC is suitable for everyday audio playback
and archival, with support for tagging, cover art and fast seeking. FLAC's free
and open source royalty-free nature makes it well-supported by many software applications,
but FLAC playback support in portable audio devices and dedicated audio systems
is limited at this time.
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