Originally Posted by jms91
Okay thanks RallyMaster, I download FlacSquisher and it works but the only problem is that all the FLAC files are being converted to Mp3s with relatively low bit-rates (around 190 kbps and some as low as 120 kbps). Am I doing something wrong or is the quality going to suffer that much?
Also, @freakydrew did you buy that or are you just using the trial version?
Sadly I am still using Itunes for most of my music. Will I be able to transfer all of my music and the FLAC files if I download Foobar?
Sorry for at the questions. You guys are really helping me out!!
I'd say you probably want to convert to wav or ALAC (Apple Lossless) if you want to use iTunes as your media player. Then you can still have the full CD quality, instead of encoding to a lossy format.
FlacSquisher is designed so that you can have two copies of your music; one in FLAC format for listening at home or for backups, and one for your portable devices that don't have enough space to use FLAC (such as my 2GB Sansa). This is why the bitrate is somewhat low by default; the lossy copy isn't meant to be your primary copy, it's just supposed to be your portable copy. If you're space-constrained, and all you want is a high-quality MP3 copy, then use "-V0" (recommended) or "-b 320".
Are you using MacOSX, or Windows? If you're on Windows, can you just use Foobar2000 as your media player? That way you can use your FLAC files as-is, with no need to deal with encoding them to another format.