.flac -> .mp3

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by captoats, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. captoats macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2012
    I just got the themetracks to LOTR, Star Wars, Final Fantasy and LOST and I'm looking to dump them into itunes, but everything is .flac and nothing I've tried has been able to drop it down to something itunes can handle. I would like to avoid downloading any software if there is a way I can do it manually, but if not I'm not adamantly against getting something.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Max (transcoder/converter) and Fluke (iTunes plugin to play FLAC in iTunes) can help.
    But if you want to do it without additional software, you have to purchase the music and then use iTunes to rip the CDs or buy it via iTunes.
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  5. Cmd-the-World macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2010
    I personally use Toast Titanium to convert, I use it for other purposes mainly but I found out it is able to it and I just use it. However as far as I know there are a number of free or cheap apps that are able to do the job.

    Edit: I really should type faster...
  6. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

    Eddy Munn

    Dec 27, 2008
    Try buying the songs in the right format next time, FLAC audio usually costs more than MP3 audio.
  7. captoats thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2012
    Thanks for the advice, I'll look into some of the free softwares and see what looks best.
  8. scott523 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2006
    Saint Charles, MO

    XLD is the best free choice IMO. This tiny app is up to date, fast, and simple.
  9. psxguru macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2006
    Another vote for XLD

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