FLAC formatted files?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lesemajesty, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. lesemajesty macrumors newbie

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    what program can i use to open and play FLAC formatted files? can they be played on a Mac?
     
  2. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Cog can play them.

    You can also use xAct to convert them into something else (like AIFF/WAV) and import into iTunes.

    And there's also a FLAC QuickTime plugin, but its slow and buggy. I can see if I manage to dig up a link.

    Edit: Nevermind. Remembered that it doesn't work with the latest iTunes anyway, so I won't bother searching for it.
     
  3. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    PureMusic Player also plays FLAC files, but I prefer to convert them to AIFF using xAct.

    I can't remember exactly which, but one of xAct or PureMusic requires that the FLAC binaries are already installed. MacFLAC will install the binaries (and then you can delete the application itself).
     
  4. cooknwitha macrumors 6502a

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    xAct is fantastic. It actually comes with the FLAC codecs (right word?) because I downloaded it yesterday. :) I've used it many times before and from memory, it even comes with the APE decoders too. It's a very versatile app.
     
  5. lesemajesty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the quick replys. I'll download xAct.
     
  6. lesemajesty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, eXact worked great, real easy to use. with my limited ram, the program ran a little slow, but it was very effective.

    thanks again guys
     
  7. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I've never used xAct but have used MacFlac with no problems.

    MacFlac
     

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