Why won't Mac play FLAC audio? How..can...I

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by macdoobie, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. macdoobie macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2008
    I need to play FLAC. If there isn't a way, how can I covert these bad boys to something useable.
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    FLACs are playable in players like VLC. You can also convert them to other formats with a program like Max or XLD (X Lossless Decoder).

    EDIT: I prefer XLD because its LAME MP3 options are better documented (with clear, universal terms) than Max's.
  3. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
  4. macdoobie thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2008
    Thanks guys for the help :)

    Max is a really nifty and helpful program...:D
  5. cubbie5150 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2007
    Yeah, I had a bunch of FLAC music stored on external HD's from before the time I migrated to OS X about a year ago... I use Max to convert my FLAC files into ALAC &/or 320kbps VBR .aac; Max has been a godsend for me!

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