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Any way to play FLAC on nano 6th Gen?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Canon Rock, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    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!
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  3. macrumors 68020

    Just use ALAC? You can use Max to convert FLAC to ALAC while retaining tags.
  4. Guest


    Hasn't ever been supported, I think. Convert them and be on your merry way.
  5. macrumors 68020

    True, however, RockBox (installable on the 1st gen nano) can play FLACs (I guess this may be the reason for the OP's question).
  6. macrumors newbie


    I would recommend using xACT (which is much more recent than Max) to convert the files into Apple Lossless (ALAC) : http://xact.scottcbrown.org/.
  7. macrumors member

    Agree with previous post. Definitely go with xAct. It's well designed software with thoughtful details.

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