FLAC files REFUSE to convert... [SOLVED]

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by justaregularjoe, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    I am trying to convert my entire library collection of FLAC files to ALAC for long term storage and to MP3 (320 kbps) for my iPod. It worked for my entire library except for one album. I cannot get these files to convert using Max or XLD. The files themselves open and play just fine in VLC, but obviously nothing else.

    Any ideas to get these files converted?
     
  2. blackburn macrumors 6502a

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    You can convert them with vlc itself with the streaming/exporting wizard. And if it's only an album you can convert it to wav an then to alac
     
  3. justaregularjoe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No dice. Going to try VLC next.

    EDIT: "VLC could not open the encoder." :(
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    OK the file is screwed up. Can you play it with anything? Then loop audio in to audio out and record as you play the file. Yes means going through a short analog step
     
  5. blackburn macrumors 6502a

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    Try aiff. Or since it's just an album you can re-rip it
     
  6. justaregularjoe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Like I said, I can play the files just fine in VLC, but I am running a MBP 13 so one one audio jack.

    I tried everything, even converting them flac to flac to try to fix the error. Nothing works, XLD and Max just write the container with no contents. :( Reripping the album is not an option, sadly.
     
  7. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    if you have access to a pc , get dbpoweramp and use that to convert it.
     
  8. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Don't use a physical cable. Use software to recapture the sound. SoryI can't think of the names now but "audio hijack pro" come to mind. If you can play the file you can also re-capture it.

    I think (not sure) this uses the audio mixer if so the quality is good
     
  9. justaregularjoe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Found the program you mentioned, it is hijacking the stream as I type. Thanks for the tip. Though less convenient that just converting, this seems like it will work just fine.

    :D


    EDIT: It worked perfectly! The files sound fantastic! Thanks so much for your help!
     

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