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Why won't Mac play FLAC audio? How..can...I

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by macdoobie, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    I need to play FLAC. If there isn't a way, how can I covert these bad boys to something useable.
  2. macrumors 68040


    FLACs are playable in players like VLC. You can also convert them to other formats with a program like Max or XLD (X Lossless Decoder).

    EDIT: I prefer XLD because its LAME MP3 options are better documented (with clear, universal terms) than Max's.
  3. Moderator emeritus


    You can play them with VLC and convert them with Max.
  4. macrumors member

    Thanks guys for the help :)

    Max is a really nifty and helpful program...:D
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Yeah, I had a bunch of FLAC music stored on external HD's from before the time I migrated to OS X about a year ago... I use Max to convert my FLAC files into ALAC &/or 320kbps VBR .aac; Max has been a godsend for me!

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