Can anybody confirm FLAC support for Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rpp3po, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. rpp3po macrumors regular

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    That would be gorgeous! Very early builds had it. There Leopard looked like Apple had opened up to the plurality of audio formats out there instead of supporting just 3 Apple ponies (m4a/aac, alac, aiff) plus mp3.
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    there's already multiple threads on this, but the general consensus is "probably not" and nobody can tell you for sure at this moment due to nondisclosure agreements.
     
  3. rpp3po thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry I've missed the recent threads.

    I do not agree though about the NDA issue. Never have so many copies of Leopard been in the free wild as today. New features are being documented in almost porn like closeup fashion every day now. Do you really think that anybody would get in legal trouble for just confirming "yes - FLAC quicktime component spotted"? No way!

    Flac support would really be an indication about how much you can trust the iTunes platform concerning your whole music collection and its potential lock-in.

    I'd love to have everything in iTunes but right now - proprietary tagging for m4a, proprietary compression for alac - I'm just not willing go for it. Alac (when you want to stay bit-identical and keep all tags) is a dead end and anything else than an open platform.
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

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    okay well, everyone who currently has leopard legally is NDA-bound, doesn't matter how trivial the facts. just saying.
     

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