How to Download and Convert YouTube Video/Audio to FLAC?

A Detailed Tutorial on How to Download and Convert YouTube to FLAC on Mac and Windows

Jul 8, 2018, Updated by Shirley White


Trying hard to download some YouTube video or audio clips without result? Have trouble in converting the download YouTube to FLAC files, although download YouTube movie or music successfully? Or dream to have an all-in-one YouTube to FLAC Downloader and Converter? Now, you come to the right place.

Why people want to convert YouTube to FLAC? FLAC is the most famous lossless audio codec and is supported by many players. If you want to save audio with best quality and has acceptable compression rate, FLAC is the best choice.

The Best YouTube to FLAC Converter

The powerful downloader and converter, named as Faasoft YouTube to FLAC Converter (for Mac, for Windows), has the two main features of downloading YouTube movie and music and converting them to FLAC without a hitch. It not only supports to convert YouTube to FLAC but also enables to transform the download file to various kinds of video and audio formats like MP4, MKV, WMV, MOV, AVI, FLV, ASF, MP3, AAC, M4A, ALAC, DTS, AU and more.

Except work as a YouTube to FLAC Downloader and Converter, this useful tool also supports converting more than 150 video and audio formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, ASF, ASX, XMV, DV, HDV, DV-AVI, DivX, Xvid, MKV, FLV, F4V, SWF, MXF, MVI, OGM, WebM, AAC, AC3, DTS, ALAC, OGG, OGA, MP3, WAV, and FLAC. Moreover, it is also an inbuilt editor which can optimize your movie and music clips as your need and a free player which is compatible with most popular and unfrequented video and audio formats.

And the process of downloading YouTube clips is quite fast and simply. First download and install the professional YouTube to FLAC Converter and then launch it. Click "File" menu on the top left of the program and select "Add YouTube Video..." from the drop-down menu or click the triangle of "Add File" button, and then a "Download" window will pop up. Copy the URL of the YouTube video or music video you desire, and paste it to the download window. Click "OK" button to start and finish the download process. The downloaded file will be saved in the place as the "Destination" shows.


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Convert YouTube to FLAC

Once the download process is done, the YouTube video or audio that you downloaded will show in the task list of the program. Now, start the conversion from YouTube to FLAC. If the YouTube video that you want to convert to FLAC is already on your computer, just drag and drop it to the program main interface and then follow the guide to convert YouTube to FLAC.

Step 1 Set FLAC as output format
Click "Profile" drop-down button on the bottom of the program to select "FLAC Free Lossless Audio Codec (*.flac)" as output format from "Lossless Audio" category.

Step 2 Edit FLAC files (Optional)

  • Click "Trim" tab of the software and the "Video Edit" window will pop up. There, you can trim, crop, add image/watermark/effect/background music/subtitle, rotate files in 90 degree and more;
  • Click "Setting" button > "Advanced" tab, there you has the options of setting bitrate/sample rate, changing audio channel, adjusting volume level, etc;
  • Split by chapter and merge files are also supported.

There are many other edit functions that wait for explore.

Step 3 Convert YouTube to FLAC
Hit the big "Convert" button on the bottom right of the tool to convert YouTube to FLAC without any hassle. And the output quality is the same as the source one.

FLAC vs. MP3

This powerful program supports converting YouTube to diverse audio formats like YouTube to MP3. Not sure to choose FLAC or MP3? A comparison form between FLAC and MP3 is given below.

Features FLAC MP3
File Size Large. About 5MB for 1 minute of 2-Channel, 44.1kHz audio. Small. About 1MB for 1 minute of 2-Channel, 44.1kHz audio.
Compression Compressed to about one half of uncompressed data size.. Compressed to about one tenth of uncompressed data size.
Sound Quaility Lossless. Lossy.
Conclusion High quality but take larger space and bandwith. Suitiable for high quality music. Small size with acceptable quality. Suitiable for most of musics.