i'm looking for a good BATCH ALAC encoder and although i have iTunes i'd really like to not use it, as i hate the interface and i have ~100K flac files i would like to convert which will probably take weeks in crapTunes
the reason is i'm making an archive backup which i'd like to give to a friend who's Mac only, and also for my own iPod use. thanks to Christmas i now have 2 iPod 160G so i might as well fill 'em with lossless
i've installed ffmpeg for foobar, but heard it has some issues? i know nothing about ALAC vs. FLAC as far as multichannel (although i don't have a ton of SACD) or any advanced stuff. i'd really like to keep the metadata intact as i've spent myriads of hours on editing and making perfect
opinions and thoughts highly appreciated!
edit: a more careful search has revealed dBpoweramp and xRecode, only xRecode is free which is a huge plus...but doesn't appear to keep metadata in my short testing
Edited by ferday - 12/30/12 at 3:10pm