FLAC music without any converting on mac

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  1. M0esmac macrumors 6502a

    M0esmac

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    #1
    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
     
  2. cvs macrumors member

    cvs

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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)
     
  3. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    M0esmac

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    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?
     
  4. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Why don't you convert FLAC to mp4a? It's lossless and fully compatible with iTunes.
     
  5. iAppleseed macrumors regular

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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.
     
  6. Xe89 macrumors regular

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    I use Max for ripping to both ALAC and FLAC. No need to choose with today's storage prices...
     
  7. cvs macrumors member

    cvs

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    It will duplicate your iTunes playlists, so you get to keep both.
    You can also update/import/create new playlists anytime.
     
  8. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    MP4 is a lossy format. You are thinking of Apple Lossless which is Lossless.
     
  9. dakwar macrumors 6502

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    Use XLD to convert to Apple lossless, then import into iTunes.
     
  10. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    I mean m4a, the one I got when I rip it with ALAC.
     
  11. Xe89 macrumors regular

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    M4a is just a file container. Both AAC (lossy) and Apple Lossless uses m4a.
     
  12. Anzate macrumors newbie

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    Try Fluke: it lets you listen to FLAC music directly in iTunes and it's free and open source software.
     
  13. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    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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