iPod touch flac and apple lossless

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by fineaddme, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. fineaddme macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2010
    hi all i just got my first ipod

    well my whole collection of music is in FLAC and since the ipod doesnt play flac
    is there anyway of converting to apple lossless without quality loss?

    i have read i can use foobar2000 and itunesencode but i would like other peoples ideas or suggestions.

    reripping is not an option
  2. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    I've used both XLD and MAX and my preference is XLD.
  3. fineaddme thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2010
    what is the average time to convert around a 10track album?

    i got a intel mac with 2gb ram if that helps in any way
  4. androiphone macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2009
    I know its a sensitive subject but you will not notice any difference on an ipod between lossless and 320kbs mp3 even with very good headphones
  5. fineaddme thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2010
    yeh i know but am a bit ocd about that sort of stuff
    its mostly for peace of mind lol
  6. Penguissimo macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2009
    10 tracks will take, like, three minutes to convert if you have anything even approaching a modern computer. For extra speed, configure XLD to use more than one thread (although not more than three or four). Then choose Apple Lossless for the output format and just drag your files to the XLD icon in the Dock. It couldn't be easier.

    My Penryn MBP usually converts FLAC to Apple Lossless at 35-40X realtime, even when using four threads at once.
  7. fineaddme thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2010
    thx for help guys i guess i can leave my mac over night to convert my entire music collection

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