FLAC and other iTunes thoughts

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by igblack, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. igblack macrumors newbie

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    Recently, i have gone from PC to Mac, I love it! It has been a little bit of a challenge though getting my music library organized...I think I am going to re-download and use old cd's of mine to rebuild my library. I can't stand how messy it looks in iTunes. Any ideas to make the process easier or more streamlined? Has anyone else done this and found tricks that helped them?

    I have also been downloading some music off of torrent sites. I have looked into xACT and am having a little trouble figuring how to use it for FLAC to MP3 format?!?!

    Man this is such a pain having a messy library, but it feels good to get everything organized.

    Thanks for your thoughts and or help!:apple:
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. igblack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea search engines are a great thing, but for someone that isnt that computer savy sometimes its a bit overwhelming to know what to look for.

    Thanks.
     
  4. smirk macrumors 6502a

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    You may find it easier to use Max to convert FLAC to MP3s. This application will convert from almost any format to almost any format. It also lets you edit the track tags (metadata) that will be placed into the converted files.

    http://sbooth.org/Max/

    To use, just drag your FLAC files into the Max window, then go to Max preferences to set the output format (MP3 in your case), folder, and naming scheme, and it will do the rest.

    Also, I'm not sure I understand your complaint of the music looking messy in iTunes? What specifically is the problem?
     
  5. igblack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "The music looking messy" - unknown artist, no cover artwork ect... its just a personal preference of mine to have everything neat and tidy.

    Thank you for your help with MAX, I will make sure to take a look at it!
     

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