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stark4
Jun 7, 2009, 11:00 AM
can someone tell me how to play flac on itunes? i don't want to convert to apple format or anything like that. i just want to load up the flac files on itunes library and play it from there. is there a way to do it?


Thanks



Kaliemon
Jun 7, 2009, 11:20 AM
I use Fluke, but I'm not sure if it does convert the files, the quality does not degrade anyway.

I don't remember where I got it from, but google should have the answer.

armoguy94
Jun 7, 2009, 11:30 AM
I use Fluke, but I'm not sure if it does convert the files, the quality does not degrade anyway.

I don't remember where I got it from, but google should have the answer.

I use Fluke too. It's great, but iTunes should have FLAC support built-in - there's no reason why Apple didn't put it in, which is incredibly dumb. Also, there is a short lag/delay between double clicking on a song to have it play and then actually playing the song (when using FLACs imported with Fluke).

sbking
Jun 7, 2009, 02:26 PM
Is there also something for Windows :(

stark4
Jun 7, 2009, 04:46 PM
I use Fluke too. It's great, but iTunes should have FLAC support built-in - there's no reason why Apple didn't put it in, which is incredibly dumb. Also, there is a short lag/delay between double clicking on a song to have it play and then actually playing the song (when using FLACs imported with Fluke).

so Fluke is the way to go if i dont want to convert?

aaquib
Jun 7, 2009, 04:58 PM
so Fluke is the way to go if i dont want to convert?

Yep.

HBOC
Jun 7, 2009, 06:19 PM
i use xact. you convert from flac to aiff or wav. then in itunes you can "create MP3" from there. doesnt take very long.

also, i thought flac was a native windows file, just like wmv? am i wrong?

paulablett
Jun 7, 2009, 06:40 PM
XLD is free and found at
http://tmkk.hp.infoseek.co.jp/xld/index_e.html

it converts files to WAV then you can import them at full quality to iTunes in Mac or PC or convert them to MP3....

sbking
Jun 8, 2009, 03:08 AM
i use xact. you convert from flac to aiff or wav. then in itunes you can "create MP3" from there. doesnt take very long.

also, i thought flac was a native windows file, just like wmv? am i wrong?I want to play it with iTunes though

arkitect
Jun 8, 2009, 03:17 AM
XLD is free and found at
http://tmkk.hp.infoseek.co.jp/xld/index_e.html

it converts files to WAV then you can import them at full quality to iTunes in Mac or PC or convert them to MP3....

Why would you do that? :confused:
Why not convert straight from flac to Apple lossless etcetera using XLD? Why Flac >>> Wav>>> iTunes (Apple Lossless/MP3 etc)?

I agree though, XLD is an excellent piece of software.

DaftUnion
Jun 8, 2009, 03:53 AM
or you can use Max...pretty much the same thing as XLD but with a much better interface in my opinion.

www.sbooth.org/max

stark4
Jun 9, 2009, 06:40 AM
but my question was i don't want to convert the flac file to any other format.

so i guess Fluke is the only way to go ..


Thanks

DoFoT9
Jun 9, 2009, 06:41 AM
pass-through it to aif and your laughing.

eltim
Jul 6, 2009, 10:43 PM
Has anyone had trouble with the newest version of iTunes (8.2) and Fluke? I too am looking for something to just play the files, not convert anymore which I've been doing for a few years.

Whenever I import them, the title shows up, tags, everything.. but its just dead silence when it plays. Anyone else having that problem?

miles01110
Jul 7, 2009, 02:24 AM
It's great, but iTunes should have FLAC support built-in - there's no reason why Apple didn't put it in, which is incredibly dumb.

Actually there is; FLAC = Free Lossless Audio Codec. Free Lossless Audio Codec. If it's free, it's not the Apple way.

charlesbronsen
Jul 7, 2009, 09:37 AM
+1 for Max. It's an amazing app.

Consultant
Jul 7, 2009, 10:26 AM
To find an app search on macupdate.com or versiontracker.com

Actually there is; FLAC = Free Lossless Audio Codec. Free Lossless Audio Codec. If it's free, it's not the Apple way.

Does Apple charge for iTunes? Does Apple charge for MP4 (AAC) support?

Your baseless claim is wrong on so many ways. Why don't you actually read up on the different formats first?

Here is an article on the video formats.
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/07/06/ogg_theora_h_264_and_the_html_5_browser_squabble.html

miles01110
Jul 7, 2009, 04:09 PM
Does Apple charge for iTunes? Does Apple charge for MP4 (AAC) support?

No, but why does that even matter? Apple doesn't charge for iTunes, they just charge you for the devices that sync with it and the music from their store. Figure it out.

Your baseless claim is wrong on so many ways. Why don't you actually read up on the different formats first?

Digest the argument first pal.

thegoldenmackid
Jul 7, 2009, 04:13 PM
XLD is free and found at
http://tmkk.hp.infoseek.co.jp/xld/index_e.html

it converts files to WAV then you can import them at full quality to iTunes in Mac or PC or convert them to MP3....
Yes. Def. the much smaller simpler app then Max, all the Max has way more customizations.

Has anyone had trouble with the newest version of iTunes (8.2) and Fluke? I too am looking for something to just play the files, not convert anymore which I've been doing for a few years.

Whenever I import them, the title shows up, tags, everything.. but its just dead silence when it plays. Anyone else having that problem?
I have had a lot of problems with Fluke, none like that though.

devburke
Jul 7, 2009, 04:43 PM
Apple doesn't charge for iTunes, they just charge you for the devices that sync with it and the music from their store. Figure it out.

If you're aware of a company that gives away free devices and music from its store, by all means, please share!

geoffreak
Jul 7, 2009, 05:18 PM
Another vote for Max.

dejo
Jul 7, 2009, 05:25 PM
Apple doesn't charge for iTunes, they just charge you for the devices that sync with it and the music from their store. Figure it out.
But I don't need to buy music from their store and I don't need to buy one of their devices to listen to music from iTunes. There are numerous ways to use iTunes for free. Therefore, your statement of "If it's free, it's not the Apple way" is incorrect.

MacUser2525
Jul 8, 2009, 12:41 AM
Therefore, your statement of "If it's free, it's not the Apple way" is incorrect.

Well you can go with "not invented here for proprietary lock-in" then...