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4th May 2009, 05:03 PM
hi really new at mac, and forums, is it possible to transfer falc or lossless down lodes into itunes, i cant seem to make this happen. mp3 no worries will load in itunes easily. but not the others. i am running the latest 24'' imac.

4th May 2009, 05:29 PM
As far as I know, iTunes will not play .flac files. I convert mine to 192kb AACs, but you could convert them to ALAC or something else if you don't like compression.

4th May 2009, 06:09 PM
flac quicktime component - Google Search (http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=flac%20quicktime%20component&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8)

There are several QuickTime components that can be installed to provide FLAC playback in iTunes/QT Player. Not that this *won't* make FLAC songs work on an iPod/iPhone.

4th May 2009, 06:53 PM
If you're looking for an app to rip to FLAC or LAME MP3, this is the app you want. A little on the fugly side, but it shits all over anything else out there.

X Lossless Decoder: Lossless audio decoder for Mac OS X (http://tmkk.hp.infoseek.co.jp/xld/index_e.html)

4th May 2009, 07:08 PM
I use this converter: X Lossless Decoder: Lossless audio decoder for Mac OS X (http://tmkk.hp.infoseek.co.jp/xld/index_e.html)

4th May 2009, 08:03 PM
I've had this problem, easiest thing to do is open Toast, then in "audio CD" drop the files there, then 'save to disk image'.

Find the file on your desktop, ctrl+click and go to 'more' and then 'mount it'.

iTunes will recognise it as a CD and will import it and get all the information from Gracenote.

It's not that hard despite sounding a bit messy and gets you all the information...

6th May 2009, 12:34 AM
Also, Max from sbooth.org (http://sbooth.org/Max/) will convert between FLAC and Apple Lossless. It also understands high-bit and high sample-rate recordings you can buy from some labels.


24th May 2009, 04:31 PM

i have a set FLAC files that come as one long track and cue files..

what's the easiest way to convert them with track titles etc?

would it be easier to burn an actual CD first?

sorry for the dumb questions, i've never had to do this before..

24th May 2009, 04:52 PM
i think i worked it out with xld.. cheers!

20th June 2009, 10:09 PM

i've having some trouble with some files i have in Flac, when i use xld to convert them i get static..

any ideas what i might be doing wrong?

20th June 2009, 11:58 PM
another vote for max, awesome app

and its free

21st June 2009, 01:35 AM
You can import using the CD with MAX as well and it will grab the track titles if you tell it to. Been using it for months now and is great!

21st June 2009, 02:41 AM
thanks max looks good..
i think i may have corrupted files though :(

21st June 2009, 07:18 PM
What do you mean by corrupt?