FLAC Files

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Konradx, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. Konradx macrumors 6502

    Konradx

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    #1
    will my 5G play Flac files?

    -thanks in advance
     
  2. NicP macrumors 6502

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    no, youll have to convert them to apple lossless
     
  3. Konradx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Konradx

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    itunes can do this? and will i lose any sound quality or is it the same
     
  4. Sttesuhc macrumors member

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    I do not believe that you can simply convert FLAC>Apple Lossless. I think you must convert from FLAC>Aiff (or Wav)>Apple Losseless.

    FLAC support on the iPod would be great, but I think Apple Lossless more or less squashed the idea of FLAC support.
     
  5. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

    steve_hill4

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    I generally find flac the best of the lossless compressions, but all are right, you will need to convert to uncompressed pcm files, (aiff/wav), then to apple lossless.

    As a warning though, all lossless files are likely to drain your iPod's battery faster than you think it will. In theory, if your battery was 15 hours, because the file is 5 times the size, it could drain the battery in as little as 3 hours. More likely up to 5, but you get the picture.
     

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