Google Play Music supported file types

If you’re using Music Manager or Google Play Music for Chrome to upload music to your library, here are the types of files you can upload.

Note: Each music file can be up to 300 MB. When a file is converted to an MP3, the 300 MB limit applies to the converted MP3 file.

Supported file type Notes about supported file type
MP3 (.mp3)  
AAC (.m4a) Files are converted to the same bitrate (quality) .mp3 files
WMA (.wma) Can be uploaded using the Windows version of Music Manager, not Google Play Music for Chrome
FLAC (.flac) 16 and 24-bit mono or stereo files supported
Files are converted to 320 kbps .mp3 files
OGG (.ogg) Files are converted to the same bitrate (quality) .mp3 files
DRM protected AAC (.m4p) Some .m4p files can’t be uploaded
Files are converted to the same bitrate (quality) .mp3 files
ALAC (.m4a) 16-bit files supported
Files are converted to 320 kbps .mp3 files

Some music file types, including WAV (.wav), AIFF (.aiff), and RA (.r) can’t be uploaded to your library using Music Manager or Google Play Music for Chrome.