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Best FLAC app for IPOD?

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I currently have an ipod touch and I was thinking about downloading a FLAC app, but I have heard that they crash often or don't work at all.  If someone could point me in the direction of a great FLAC app it would be greatly appreciated. 

 

If you think I would be better off investing in a FLAC capable portable music player, give me some recommendations on which ones are the best


Edited by mac336 - 2/18/12 at 6:49pm
post #2 of 10

why don't you just convert it to ALAC?

post #3 of 10
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i already have a good bit of flac files on my comp.  Can itunes convert them or do i have to search for some program that can convert the files.  Is ALAC just as good quality as flac?

post #4 of 10

What gen is your ipod touch?

post #5 of 10
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i already have a good bit of flac files on my comp.  Can itunes convert them or do i have to search for some program that can convert the files.  Is ALAC just as good quality as flac?



Yes....lossless is lossless.

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What gen is your ipod touch?


 

4.2.1

post #7 of 10
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Can itunes convert them or do i have to search for some program that can convert the files.

iTunes cannot decode FLAC, so it can't be used for the conversions. Free application XLD (X Lossless Decoder) can quickly and easily convert FLAC to ALAC.
Edited by Jaywalk3r - 2/19/12 at 12:20pm
post #8 of 10

I use flacplayer app. I like it.

post #9 of 10

As Jaywalk3r suggested, XLD is excellent but is only available on Mac OS X.

 

Under Linux, FFmpeg is of course the multitool of choice and do wonders in bash scripts (using metaflac to extract tags from FLAC files).

 

Windows users can try xrecode II or foobar2000.

 

When I am under Windows, I use qaac/refalac on the command line, but that's a personal preference... cool.gif


Edited by erwanito - 2/19/12 at 3:19pm
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dBpoweramp

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