Tutorial: Convert FLAC to ALAC (Apple Lossless) using iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by R.Perez, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. R.Perez macrumors 6502

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  2. The Viking macrumors member

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    Yeah. Or you could use Max (free) and do it in 1 step, retain all metadata, automatically add to iTunes and even add album art while you're at it. And Max is fast fast fast. Like convert an entire album in 45 seconds fast.
     
  3. Neskeens macrumors newbie

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    Or you could use XLD that supports not just ALAC but a variety of formats! Cross encoding also supported with Album Art and cue files as well.
     
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I agree. This is what I use. One thing I really like about XLD and it is a small thing, is you can tell it what you want for size etc of the graphic file it is going to embed. I know it is a small feature, but it is something I really like.
     
  5. R.Perez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ya thats about the same as iTunes.

    I converted a couple albums with max and lost my tags, that's why I made the tutorial.

    I must of done something wrong then.
     
  6. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    I use dBpowerAMP. WAV, ALAC, FLAC, mp3, AAC, etc... it retains tags so I convert lossless to lossy and lossless to lossless without ever losing my tags.
     
  7. BlackMangoTree macrumors 6502a

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    XLD is the best thing since slice bread. It's the one app i truly miss when using Windows EAC and dBpowerAMP just aren't as good.
     

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