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decryption
9th August 2006, 06:50 AM
I've tried looking around Google with not much success for how to play FLAC files in iTunes. Anyone using FLAC within iTunes?

vicmeldrew
9th August 2006, 03:51 PM
FLAC is lossless? You could use Switch to convert to a iTunes compatable file. I have found AIFF the easiest. It is available for a free trail here. (http://nch.com.au/switch/plus.html)

decryption
9th August 2006, 03:55 PM
Yeah, FLAC is losless compression. How big are AIFF files?

Joz
9th August 2006, 03:58 PM
What about Apple lossless?

marc
9th August 2006, 04:09 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(decryption &#064; Aug 9 2006, 03&#58;55 PM) 202979</div>

Yeah, FLAC is losless compression. How big are AIFF files?
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Massive in comparison to FLAC. Apple Lossless will serve you well if you don&#39;t need to play FLAC files.

Btw, FLAC is possible in iTunes... I&#39;m pretty sure I saw a link ages ago. I&#39;m trying to find it now. Not sure if it was playback only, or encoding as well.

Edit: Looks like OGG is possible, but maybe not FLAC.
http://www.illadvised.com/~jordy/

vicmeldrew
9th August 2006, 04:40 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(vicmeldrew &#064; Aug 9 2006, 03&#58;51 PM) 202978</div>

.......convert to a iTunes compatable file. I have found AIFF the easiest.
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.....to convert to in Switch, mainly because you don&#39;t have to stuff around with bit rates etc. Then import to iTunes converting to your preferred compression. Then delete AIFF files. Unless you have a whole album and burn it to CD. When you import to iTunes with the burnt CD, Gracenote should supply the title metadata.

macropus
9th August 2006, 05:27 PM
Cog (free) http://cogosx.sourceforge.net/ will play FLAC, OGG & lots of other types of files.
xACT (free) from http://sourceforge.net/projects/xact will convert FLAC to AIFF, then you can convert the AIFF in iTunes.
Toast 7 will play or convert FLAC.