Flac converter ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mrderisory, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. mrderisory macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2004
    I need something to uncompress Flacs to anything that will play in ITunes.

    Anyone who can help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

    Rod Rod

    Sep 21, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
  3. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Just do a search for MacFLAC. It'll let you easily convert between FLAC and AIFF or WAV.
  4. bigdz68 macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2004
    Bay YAYrea
    Yes MacFlac rocks! I use it for all my jamband dl's and have never had a problem with it! Now if Apple would only allow support for FLAC or SHN I would be in heaven having over 500+ live shows in my collection! God bless tapers because without them I would have no music! :D
  5. joshjohnson macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2004
    do you use iTunes? Why not try Apple Lossless? I know it's not FLAC, but it does the exact same thing FLAC does. If you absolutely must use FLAC because you or your friends will break out in hives and catch measles if you use Apple Lossless, search http://www.versiontracker.com/ for an iTunes plugin that will let iTunes directly play back FLAC files. I forget if that plug-in is actually for quicktime or not, but I think it may be. If you think about it, iTunes now exists almost entirely as a music playing front end for quicktime, for example, you can drag and drop a MIDI file in to iTunes, and it will happily play it. I think it even will take MPEG and quicktime videos and happily play the soundtracks off them.
  6. ebernet macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    XAct puts MacFLAC to shame

    It is THE best FLAC conversion tool on any platform...
    and supports SHN and APE and tagging and CD Paranoia CD ripping and and and...
  7. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    I use xAct as well. It's really easy. Just drag your files to the Dock icon and then press encode once you've added them all.
  8. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Thanks for the tip. I hadn't heard of xAct before, but I just downloaded it and it looks really good. Having one application to handle both SHN and FLAC should be handy.
  9. steviedee macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2006
    use fluke to import .flac into itunes, i got all my live shows in cover flow, easy to find, awesome system :D

    SHN is another story...have to convert to flac first...boring

    Once you have fluke, just drag the flac files into the icon, that simple...
  10. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Use Max. It basically lets you convert from any audio format to any other.
  11. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    I'd add XLD to the list of great programs like xACT and Max! :)
  12. keyofnight macrumors regular


    Mar 19, 2009
    Seattle, WA, USA.
    I'll vouch for XLD. It's the weapon of choice, not to say there aren't others. :)

    On a side note: FLAC is used because it is hard for others to use formats like Apple Lossless. Some of our Linux or Windows (non-itunes-using) friends have *cough* make...yeah...make nice music too.

    Right on.
  13. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    I'll say it again: :D


    Seriously. The latest build is very very good… it converts between a load of formats as well as tagging, CD ripping as well.
    Fast and free as well.

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