Itune and Apple Lossless (Need Help & Advice from )

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by woofighter, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. woofighter, Jan 26, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016

    woofighter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2016
    Hi there.

    I’m kind of new to iTunes.

    I have FLAC music files that can't be played on iPod. To play songs, I may have to convert it,

    but I’m worried if it will change or damage my original files.

    Like will it, downgrade my file of original audio quality? Or will it make a copy of converted original file.

    Some of FLAC can be played in my iTunes, but some of higher quality cannot be played. Like it possible to play 3000kbps,

    but it was not possible to play about 5100kbps (I used groove music on 5100kbps files and it worked)

    Edit: BY THE WAY......
    Cant you tell me a good convert that can make copy of original file and convert to mp3, aac, wav or etc. ALSO is there a setting where I can permanently delete my music from ITunes or just delete music from library without effecting my music file in program????

    Thank you for you time :)

    I really would appreciate if you could answer my question.
  2. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2013
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    iTunes can't read FLAC directly; you must have a third-party component installed, and converting to ALAC by using iTunes will probably fail on the files that won't play.

    Try using Max; I've used it a few times and haven't run into any conversion problems. Since you're going from one lossless format to another, there won't be any audio quality loss (but it won't delete the originals anyway).
  4. dZp macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2006

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