Converting FLAC audio to Mp4/AIFF/mp3/etc..for iPhone.. with minimun quality loss

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by th3g1z, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. th3g1z macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2008
    Any ideas? Itunes won't take FLAC files directly so I have to convert them to something. I was thinking either Apple Lossless (although this made the file size even bigger than FLAC itself), then I tried AIFF (also made file size even bigger than FLAC).. lastly I tried to convert to mp3 (320 kbps) and that reduced the size 66% which was nice so I can fit more onto my iPhone 3Gs.. I usually use it for output into a 5.1 surround sound system or car stereo via optical or aux. so I'd like to lose as minimal quality as possible yet retain the quality of the FLAC.. smaller file size is nice but not my number one priority.. or as close as can be anyway.

    What do you guru's advise? Thank you so much.

  2. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Well if you don't want to lose quality then Apple Lossless is your only real option.

    AAC would be my second choice at 256kbps.

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