View Full Version : Any way to play FLAC on nano 6th Gen?

Canon Rock
Dec 28, 2011, 01:54 PM
I just recieved the new nano 6th gen from recall of the first nano.

I'm happy about everything aside from it not playing flac and a lower quality sound chip compared to cowon or sandisk.

I was wondering if there is ANY some sort of way for me to transfer my FLAC files to the ipod? I mean 8gb is a decent amount for a few FLAC files that I can listen to while running.

Thanks guys!

Dec 28, 2011, 01:55 PM

Dec 28, 2011, 02:27 PM
Just use ALAC? You can use Max to convert FLAC to ALAC while retaining tags.

Dec 28, 2011, 04:59 PM
Hasn't ever been supported, I think. Convert them and be on your merry way.

Dec 29, 2011, 07:13 AM
Hasn't ever been supported, I think.
True, however, RockBox (http://www.rockbox.org/) (installable on the 1st gen nano) can play FLACs (I guess this may be the reason for the OP's question).

Dec 29, 2011, 01:00 PM
I would recommend using xACT (which is much more recent than Max) to convert the files into Apple Lossless (ALAC) : http://xact.scottcbrown.org/.

Jan 4, 2012, 03:25 AM
Agree with previous post. Definitely go with xAct. It's well designed software with thoughtful details.