Flac converter ?

mrderisory

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I need something to uncompress Flacs to anything that will play in ITunes.

Anyone who can help will be greatly appreciated.
 

bigdz68

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mduser63 said:
Just do a search for MacFLAC. It'll let you easily convert between FLAC and AIFF or WAV.
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
 

joshjohnson

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bigdz68 said:
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
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.
 

ebernet

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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...
 

crees!

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ebernet said:
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...
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.
 

mduser63

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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.
 

steviedee

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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...
 

keyofnight

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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.
 

arkitect

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I'll say it again: :D

XLD.

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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