iTunes FLAC to Apple Lossless?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ravich, May 31, 2010.

  1. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    I remember looking into this a while back and seeing that the process was incredibly complicated and I gave up. Is there an easier way to go about this now? I'm wondering if I can stop adding MP3s to my library, and FLAC files are rather bulky.
     
  2. skip2 macrumors member

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    What exactly do you want to do? Convert FLAC to Apple Lossless? If that's what you want, then Max should do the trick. Rather simple too.

    http://sbooth.org/Max/
     
  3. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Don't use Max, it's major confusing.

    This is as simple as it gets. Converts to AIFF, you can drop it into iTunes and then convert to AAC, but AIFF is lossless. The only advantage to AAC, then, is size.
     
  4. Ravich thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    AAC is different from Apple Lossless, isnt it? ALAC you mean?

    I dont particularly care how it happens as long as it is lossless and the track information and such is retained. Does AIFF retain that sort of info? I know that WAV does not...
     
  5. macrazee macrumors regular

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    Get a program called XLD. It will do FLAC to ALAC and a whole bunch of other things. Free, and easy.
     

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