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post #1 of 13
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Getting an ipod for Xmas, as I want the better battery life and portability. Not getting any external amps/etc for this. Just the usual boring ipod and <$50 headphones. Though currently all my media is archived as .flac lossless, and I want to get everything prepped so come xmas I can just quickly fill that drive with whatever i feel like. Well, Itunes did not detect my music. I've heard 320kb mp3 will have negligible difference in this setup and I will be able to fit more onto the device also. So many sources out there on how I should convert and import to itunes. I've always trusted this forum more than any other source. Can you guys help me out once again with this task?

 

Thanks again, and happy holidays!L3000.gif

post #2 of 13

itunes doesnt support flac

ive used dbpoweramp- get the full version trial and convert everything to apple lossless

works fast

post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

itunes doesnt support flac

ive used dbpoweramp- get the full version trial and convert everything to apple lossless

works fast

+1

 

Given that you're moving into the iPod ecosystem, just bite the bullet now and convert to ALAC (lossless, compressed)... or if you prefer, to AIFF (uncompressed).  ALAC takes up less space, and so more songs fit on the iPod.  

post #4 of 13
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I read somewhere that there is a way to do it from inside itunes. Anybody know this method? Since Itunes would be used for just this ipod, no sense in changign the way I do everything. Just create a separate library that doesn't take up much space I think.

post #5 of 13

apple doesnt convert music files at all

if your library isnt too big, it shouldnt be too much trouble

post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

apple doesnt convert music files at all

if your library isnt too big, it shouldnt be too much trouble

it's over 250GB last I checked. all nicely organized though. I have .m3u files for each CD which Itunes imported from my NAS. except it says they are blank playlists. How do I remove the folder I already added and completely clean what was already imported. I want to create a separate "itunes" folder to hold copies of all my music in MP3 format.

post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

ive used dbpoweramp- get the full version trial and convert everything to apple lossless

works fast

Going to go with 320K MP3 instead. Do you still recommend this program?

post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Spillages View Post

Going to go with 320K MP3 instead. Do you still recommend this program?

yes great program

especially if your program has multi core cpu, it divides up the task

even with 250 gb of music, it shouldnt take an absurd amount of time - a 30mb flac to alac conversion takes around 5 seconds on 1 core

post #9 of 13

You can also use foobar2000 plus qaac.

post #10 of 13

Another + for dbPoweAmp,

 

KP

post #11 of 13
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9 hours down, 23 more to go!

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Spillages View Post

9 hours down, 23 more to go!

that long?

if you have 4 or 8 threads on your cpu, shouldnt take more than 1-2 hrs

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

that long?

if you have 4 or 8 threads on your cpu, shouldnt take more than 1-2 hrs

13,000 .flac songs. chugging away on my media server. core2 duo 2.2ghz (E4500) 3GB ram.

converting them all to 320CBR mp3.

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