FLAC music without any converting on mac

M0esmac

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Apr 25, 2012
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Hi guys,
I don't want to convert any files from FLAC to MP3. That just looses that quality of it, songs doesn't play like it should do...

Is there any player which lets to have library like in iTunes?

I tried VLC, but I don't like that you can't really save playlists etc...

Any ideas?

Cheers
 

cvs

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Feb 23, 2011
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Try Songbird, it is a great alternative, plays all formats and there also several apps that allow streaming form mac/pc to iphone/ipad via Songbird.

(not that your FLAC will ever sound any better from the iPhone/iPad tiny speakers)
 

M0esmac

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Original poster
Apr 25, 2012
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Try Songbird, it is a great alternative, plays all formats and there also several apps that allow streaming form mac/pc to iphone/ipad via Songbird.

(not that your FLAC will ever sound any better from the iPhone/iPad tiny speakers)
Thanks, it seems like nice app.

I just have question, I'm in installation process, and it asks
'Import music tracks and playlists from iTunes', so it will import and delete it from iTunes, or it will duplicate everything from there?
 

matrix07

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Jun 24, 2010
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Why don't you convert FLAC to mp4a? It's lossless and fully compatible with iTunes.
 

iAppleseed

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May 11, 2011
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No. You don't need to convert FLAC to MP3 just to make it compatible. Convert it to ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec). Get the free application MAX. It does the trick. Select M4a and voila! ALAC!
Used it on my iTunes, iPhones and iPods.
 

Xe89

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Oct 23, 2009
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I use Max for ripping to both ALAC and FLAC. No need to choose with today's storage prices...
 

cvs

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Feb 23, 2011
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'Import music tracks and playlists from iTunes', so it will import and delete it from iTunes, or it will duplicate everything from there?
It will duplicate your iTunes playlists, so you get to keep both.
You can also update/import/create new playlists anytime.
 

matrix07

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Jun 24, 2010
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M4a is just a file container. Both AAC (lossy) and Apple Lossless uses m4a.
Yup, but my m4a is lossless, and converted from FLAC (the one OP asking nonetheless) :) and it works beautifully with my iTunes so no need to try any new player.
 

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