Any way to play FLAC on nano 6th Gen?

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

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    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!
     
  2. macrumors P6

    Intell

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    #2
    No.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    #3
    Just use ALAC? You can use Max to convert FLAC to ALAC while retaining tags.
     
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    Alaerian

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

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    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

    woaha

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    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

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

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