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FLAC Files to ALAC


This action is designed to be run through the Batch Processor. It only processes FLAC files. It converts FLAC files to ALAC, moves the produced files to a specified destination path and adds the files to iTunes/Music.

XLD is used to convert the files. XLD can be downloaded from at:

The downloaded XLD DMG file contains the Mac application and a command line application. The Mac application must be placed in the Applications folder. The command line application can be found in the DMG's CLI folder and is called xld. This file must be placed in:

~/Library/Application Support/Yate

Unless you want to set advanced options in XLD, modifying the preferences should not be necessary. Yate forces where a converted file is stored and the produced format (ALAC). Before using this action you should run the XLD application at least once to ensure that their first time initialization is performed.

To run the action perform the following steps:

At this point the action will start. You will be prompted for a destination root folder for the created m4a (ALAC) files. All path components of a source file under the root folder dragged into the Batch Processor will be preserved. For example:

A created file will receive a copy of all the metadata from the source file with the exception of: Encoded By, Encoder Settings, Encoding Time and Unhandled Items. The file will also be added to an Apple App (iTunes or Music). The Apple App's persistent IDs will be saved in the file.

Any file which already exists at its intended destination will not be processed.

Content List:

Action : FLAC Files to ALAC


Yate v5.1


2020-02-27  First release.

2020-02-27  v1.1 patches.

2020-02-27  v1.2 patches.


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