Flac , any help please?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Waynec, May 27, 2011.

  1. Waynec macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2009
    I have transferred all of my cd collection to the flac format and stored it onto my external harddisc which equates to around 900gb of music, I would like to import this into itunes but as we all know itunes doesn't as yet support FLAC!!, this is a real pain as I dont have the time or room to convert all my flac files to AIFF or similar, please could anyone suggest a program which can imprt flac into itunes?, tried Fluke and it imports flacs as quicktime but it doesnt import track numbers so all songs end up being mixed up so pretty pointless.

    I use Sonic Studio Amarra via itunes but would love to be able to play my Flac collection

    any hope itunes will natively support flac at some point
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    There is no program that will import FLAC files into iTunes, because iTunes will not recognize them, much less play them. You will have to convert your files into a different format if you want iTunes to recognize them.
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    Why is this so hard to understand?

    iTunes was never intended to play flac, hence why the hacked together methods are sorely lacking. Maybe that will improve over time, but probably not since ALAC is just as good and integrates perfectly with iTunes.

    Don't use AIFF, it's uncompressed. ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) is compressed, and will use the same amount of space as FLAC.

    To reiterate:
    1) Use iTunes with ALAC
    2) Find another player.
  4. blackreplica macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2010
    Use a program like Max to convert your flac files to alac. It's really easy. I have about 100gb of flac which i converted for itunes.

    Queue the whole 900gb at one go and leave Max to convert it overnight (or more than just one night probably, in your case).
  5. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    I have downloaded Max but i do not see alac as an option in the output formats
  6. karohan macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
  7. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    It's one of the m4a or aac options IIRC. It's in there somewhere.

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