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Easy way to get FLAC on iPhone / Android / WebBrowser

post #1 of 15
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Peers,

 

I've found an easy way to listen to FLAC on your iPhone / Android / WebBrowser!

I am not affiliated with anyone, I'm just a user who looked everywhere to get FLAC on my iPhone

Source: http://lifehacker.com/5616663/audiogalaxy-makes-streaming-music-from-your-pc-dead-simple

 

 

You allow AudioGalaxy (used to be a P2P site in 2002, now its a 100% legal music streaming site for music that you already own) to gather information about your library, then just start streaming

Theres an app in the iOS store and the android store.

 

Without saying more, I recommend you read the lifehacker article above.

 

With the software installed, you're instantly ready to stream tracks through the Audiogalaxy player online, or through your phone. Create playlists, shuffle your entire collection, pick out particular albums or artists, and, if you'd like, have those playlists sync back through your iTunes library. It took me literally five minutes to get Audiogalaxy up and running from my main PC laptop to an Android phone, a MacBook, and even a Chrome Incognito browser, just for the heck of it.

 

Its super easy

post #2 of 15

The whole reason for this sub-forum was for portable sources, now I don't know, but having to stream from a stationary desktop computer does not make this very portable. I'd still want to try FLAC player.

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

I think I need to retract my post. After using the program for a few more days, I found it to be really buggy.

I ended up switching to Subsonic, which is also streaming FLAC to my iphone.

Subsonic seems to be much better

post #4 of 15
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post #5 of 15

Oddworld, I'm curious what problems you've had with Audiogalaxy. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and have been really happy with it. 

 

Subsonic looks pretty cool, too, though ... I'll have to check it out!

post #6 of 15

do they actually stream FLAC content? Honestly, I doubt it.

Really, it's rather re-encoded audio stream, can anybody confirm this?

post #7 of 15

I'm pretty sure both programs transcode the FLAC files in the streaming process.
 

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Originally Posted by usertm View Post

do they actually stream FLAC content? Honestly, I doubt it.

Really, it's rather re-encoded audio stream, can anybody confirm this?

post #8 of 15

Just use BUZZ player or something for FLAC and afaik you can stream via AirPlay even from BUZZ player.

 

post #9 of 15

where do you get buzz?

post #10 of 15
In the Apple store, it's getting a little expensive though.
post #11 of 15

I noticed wireless syncing, streaming downgrade the overall soundquality.


Edited by ZARIM - 1/8/11 at 1:33pm
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by ZARIM View Post

I noticed wireless syncing, streaming downgrade the overall soundquality.



Really? I think you can stream fra a NAS drive or something a avoid the airPlay. Does AirPlay really downgrade quality?

 

post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

Audiogalazy crashed for me every few minutes. It was terrible. Windows 7 64 bit. Quad core, 8 gigs ram.

Subsonic is excellent. Offers FLAC with MP3 conversion OR straight FLAC.

Been loving subsonic for three weeks now

post #14 of 15

if you are using it on an ipad

would that possible able to use it with external DAC?

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by hifimusiclover View Post

if you are using it on an ipad

would that possible able to use it with external DAC?



I would think so.  I stream to a DAC now using Pandora from the iPad.  You need the camera connection kit of course...

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