How do I get my FLAC music collection on my iphone/ipad?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by nelsonammo, May 29, 2017.

  1. nelsonammo macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2011
    I have a big music collection, about half of which is FLAC and usually what I do is I just have a separate mp3 player. Is there a good way to put it on my iphone? I don't want to convert it all to apple lossless and I have it all organized on my computer in folders the way I want it and don't want to use itunes to move it over. Is there a another music player you can use on the iphone that reads flac files and lets you drag and drop music?
  2. Blackforge macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    Onkyo HF Player appears to be preferred. Does require an in-app purchase to enable HD audio (US$9.99). You will need to drag and drop the folders into the app using iTunes. You can use VLC for free, but I don't believe it will read the id-tags.
  3. Perene macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2015
  4. cheekyjeremy macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2009
    Waltr 2 may do the trick for you. You can drag more or less whatever file you want onto it, and it will put it into the apple music app, or into videos (if a video etc). While I am sure it converts it into a file that iPhone reads, I believe it is into apple lossless.

    While I appreciate you mentioning you didn't want to convert everything, I wasn't sure if that was out hassle or out of sound quality. For me, I get to keep my files and folders intact as flac on my mac etc, and I get to listen to all my music where I want it on my phone.
  5. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    Converting to ALAC incurs no loss of sound quality and adds compatibility with both the Mac and iOS.

  6. cheekyjeremy macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2009
    Waltr2 is so easy to use, that's what makes it stand out as a good option for me. I just drag the flac files onto it, and it sorts it all out and super quickly too. Good to know it isn't even degrading at all.

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