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How to organize FLAC files?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

Hey guys, wasn't sure where to post this. I'm new to FLAC and was wondering if there was a program like iTunes where I can put all of my FLAC files into one library with the album art? Any help if appreciated.

 

Mike

post #2 of 23

Try programs like  Winamp, Foobar, or MediaMonkey. Of course you would have to fetch the album art yourself if you haven't already. I don't believe either of those programs do it for you, unless you download an extension to do so.

post #3 of 23

I am on Mac OS and use "Audirvana+" to put and read FLAC files in my iTunes library. It works pretty well and can convert files in ALAC so you can read them in itunes with or without the software. The problem is that this solution is not free (74$), but this is not the only feature of this software.

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Originally Posted by Nashira View Post The problem is that this solution is not free (74$), but this is not the only feature of this software.

 

You know there are free ways to 'obtain' software. It took me less than 10 seconds to find this for free tongue.gif.

post #5 of 23
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You know there are free ways to 'obtain' software. It took me less than 10 seconds to find this for free tongue.gif.

But not everyone is willing to use pirated software. We should point out other options in any case. 

post #6 of 23

I'm interested too.
With foobar, mediamonkey or winamp can you also cut a single ape file (that comes with a cue) and convert it to flac before tagging it?

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Originally Posted by squallkiercosa View Post

But not everyone is willing to use pirated software. We should point out other options in any case. 


 Oh of course, just mentioning this alternative in the case the users didn't know. No worries.
After all, money saved on software is money to be spent on audio hardware, just helping out! beyersmile.png

post #8 of 23

Foobar 2000 is the best audio player I've come across. Very customisable, easy to adjust tags inside the programme, supports multiple genres and best of all (for anal people like me that have a meticulously organised file/folder structure set up) lets you browse by folders. It's free too.

post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by PereUbu View Post

I'm interested too.
With foobar, mediamonkey or winamp can you also cut a single ape file (that comes with a cue) and convert it to flac before tagging it?


There is certainly other programs that can be used to do this. I've never dealt with .ape files because I download all my files in FLAC, but I use Bigasoft Audio Converter to convert all my FLAC to ALAC so I can use them with iTunes for my iPhone. I keep all the FLACS in tact and just use them with Winamp on my PC. I know for sure that this program can also convert .ape files in batch to FLAC as well.

 

http://download.cnet.com/Bigasoft-Audio-Converter/3000-2140_4-10965826.html

 

I will not post a link to illegal sources from where you can download the program in full version, but a simple search on google using "bigasoft audio piratebay" will give you it. The very first link.

post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by ColinC View Post


There is certainly other programs that can be used to do this. I've never dealt with .ape files because I download all my files in FLAC, but I use Bigasoft Audio Converter to convert all my FLAC to ALAC so I can use them with iTunes for my iPhone. I keep all the FLACS in tact and just use them with Winamp on my PC. I know for sure that this program can also convert .ape files in batch to FLAC as well.

 

http://download.cnet.com/Bigasoft-Audio-Converter/3000-2140_4-10965826.html



Thank you, I'll wait for other advices as well though since I'd rather go with freeware.
Actually, if there is a good shareware program that does what I asked, I'd be ok with buying it. Must be worth it though :)

post #11 of 23

quodlibet is an open source solution for flac library building and tagging

http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/

with a good player GUI to boot.

 

I am using it to index my collection (750 albums, 250GB) and so far it has been very, very, useful. Can read tags from mp3, ogg and flac files, build tags based on filenames, or vv have a common file naming scheme based on tags. It has the most user friendly tag editor I have seen so far. Only minus I can think of is that there is very limited integration with album art and lyrics databases, meaning you have to obtain and provide those by hand.

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Originally Posted by PereUbu View Post



Thank you, I'll wait for other advices as well though since I'd rather go with freeware.
Actually, if there is a good shareware program that does what I asked, I'd be ok with buying it. Must be worth it though :)

I love the hell out of Jriver. Its a pay for app...but I didnt pay for it either. A demo/shareware can be found here: http://www.jriver.com/

post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by calaf View Post

quodlibet is an open source solution for flac library building and tagging

http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/

with a good player GUI to boot.

I'm gonna try this one.

 

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Originally Posted by BrokeStudent View Post

I love the hell out of Jriver. Its a pay for app...but I didnt pay for it either. A demo/shareware can be found here: http://www.jriver.com/

It's just a player, right?

post #14 of 23
MusicBee is a good management program that supports flac files too.
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 

Sorry for thelate response guys. Anyway, I downloaded Foobar 2000. Now how exactly do I get my FLAC files onto Foobar2000

 

Thanks again for the help and suggestions guys.

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