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Easiest way to go from FLAC to Apple Lossless

post #1 of 16
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I have a large collection of flac stuff now and I am looking for the easiest way to shoot from one to the other. Any advice much appreciated!
post #2 of 16
Max allows you to do that, and much more.
Highly recommended open-source (free) audio CD ripper and converter.
post #3 of 16
Are you using your MBP? If so, you can use Max.
Apple - Downloads - Audio - Max

Preferences > Format > Available output formats > MPEG4 Audio > Encoder Settings > Available data formats > Apple Lossless

Then drag what you want to be converted and press convert. If everything is properly tagged, then you can just leave it on overnight and it'll be organized into folders. If they aren't tagged, you should probably do one album at a time and manually do it, or else it'll end up being like 1000 files titled x - jsdfhjklah that you'll have to organize.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
I am using my pc and macbook pro but I can easily go back and forth thanks so much for the advice guys!
post #5 of 16
Is there any software like this but for PC?
post #6 of 16
I think DBPowerAmp.

http://www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central.htm

Supports FLAC and ALAC so it makes sense that it would convert between them.
post #7 of 16
dBpoweramp will do this very nicely on windows based computers.

ooops Calexico beat me to it!
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by peter312 View Post
dBpoweramp will do this very nicely on windows based computers.
x2 on dbPoweramp. I have just recently converted all my FLAC albums into Apple Lossless for my iPod Touch, very fast and without one single problem. You have to download the different codecs separately on the site.
post #9 of 16
Thanks guys I've tons of FLAC stuffs and will begin to convert them for my iPod.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by hockeyb213 View Post
I am using my pc and macbook pro but I can easily go back and forth thanks so much for the advice guys!
You're welcome!

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Originally Posted by Lil' Knight View Post
Is there any software like this but for PC?
Depends which OS you run on your PC:
* Mac OS X, then you can use Max.
* MS Windows you can use dBpoweramp.
* GNU/Linux, I really don't know.
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post #12 of 16
thanks for max tip.
post #13 of 16
For me, I use foobar2000 to transcode the FLAC into WAV, import into iTunes, then transcode into ALAC.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by TheMarchingMule View Post
For me, I use foobar2000 to transcode the FLAC into WAV, import into iTunes, then transcode into ALAC.
Sounds like a lot of steps!
Thank god the OP (and I) have a PC running Mac OS X, and hence can run Max (and XLD).
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by TheMarchingMule View Post
For me, I use foobar2000 to transcode the FLAC into WAV, import into iTunes, then transcode into ALAC.
Why not convert it directly to ALAC? I also foobar but I'm not sure having to convert two times like that will affect the original sound or not.
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