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Discussion in 'macOS Catalina (10.15)' started by kaiz, Jun 5, 2019.
as title, anyone tried new iTunes can play Flac format or not?
Apple uses ALAC.
have you definitely tried adding/playing a FLAC file? apologies if so, just your response sounds a little like you may not have done.
Nope, flac wont work with iTunes. Checked it many times. You have many converters which you could use to convert flac to alac. After that it's just drag an drop
There must be a good few 'aflac' jokes in here somehere. Hahaa
Converting to ALAC increase file size by a bit but the quality is the same.
I use XLD which is blazing fast and I'v converted over 2TB of FLAC so far with that.
yeah, but this is about "music" in macOS catalina. not sure if anyone's tried that yet.
As far as I know, that doesn't matter. Flac format is not supported by Apple. Period.
iTunes/Music app isn't shows as a suggestion and attempting to "Open File in" doesn't work when using the iTunes/Music app.
I use https://tmkk.undo.jp/xld/index_e.html to convert them to ALAC, don't see a file size increase or quality degradation when I use this and its really fast at about a song a second. But I get it if you aren't wanting to convert your library just for Apple.
thanks for checking! i genuinely appreciate that.
i mean that's just literally not true. you can play flacs through the preview function in macos.
I only know FLAC can be played thru Finder...
and QuickTime Player.
No true... You can even play FLAC files from the Files app on iOS...
You can play Flac in Safari, QuickTime Player, Finder, and probably others but not the Music App.
Here's the bad news: Catalina nixes XLD - the program wont run. You get the error message "
XLD” needs to be updated.
The developer of this app needs to update it to work with this version of macOS. Contact the developer for more information."
Download the latest XLD version. It's already 64bit.
The one on Sourceforge? That place is a malware vector. Is the version verified from the original developer?
Yes, the project in on Sourceforge, and the download link on https://tmkk.undo.jp/xld/index_e.html points to Sourceforge.
There is also a local mirror linked right next to it.
But I think Xact has a much user friendlier UI to convert stuff. You might want to try that one:
Do your research. Information is free.
Apple will NEVER support FLAC format.
At least not in any Apple-created software.
If you read the thread you'd know your prediction is wrong. Apple already supports the FLAC-format.
Has anyone tried if the new Music.app can import to library, other lossless formats besides ALAC (eg FLAC, APE etc)?
Ok, I've done my research. Can you post specific examples?
Or did you fail to read the second paragraph here (the "update")?