FLAC on 6th Gen ipoD??
Nov 24, 2008 at 12:27 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 31

Malakei

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Hi there, does anyone know of any firmware or software loadings for the 6th gen ipod for FLAC support?? I much prefer FLAC to 320mp3 and am curious if this will ever be supported on my ipod :p
 
Nov 24, 2008 at 1:47 AM Post #7 of 31

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To confirm, 6G (and 7G) iPod classics are not Rockboxable, and may never be. And FLAC is not supported on the OF.

As for ALAC conversion, I don't have an answer - I strictly use FLAC. Sorry!
 
Nov 24, 2008 at 2:30 AM Post #9 of 31

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I've converted all my FLAC files to ALAC with DBAmp. There's no noticable difference between the two lossless codecs.
 
Nov 24, 2008 at 2:34 AM Post #10 of 31

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Quote:

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hmmmm i too am curious about playing flac on high capacity portable players.

Any other flac playing players with monster storage capacity, like 80gb?



I know Cowon and Archos offer 80+ GB players (the Archos 5 and the Cowon A3 come to mind. The Archos 5 has a recent firmware update to accept FLAC / Vorbis). If Rockbox is your thing, there are few options except to mod an iRiver / Gigabeat / iPod 5G to accept a larger drive.
 
Nov 24, 2008 at 2:47 AM Post #11 of 31

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iPod won't support FLAC, and Rockbox isn't even working on it seriously. Your only real bet is to transcode to ALAC using something like DBpoweramp.
 
Nov 24, 2008 at 5:37 AM Post #12 of 31

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Quote:

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I've converted all my FLAC files to ALAC with DBAmp. There's no noticable difference between the two lossless codecs.


... as there shouldn't be! They're both lossless formats!
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Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10 PM Post #13 of 31

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6G iPod and FLAC are not possible.
Cause the Apple firmware don't support FLAC, and 3rd. party firmware like Rockbox don't support the 6G iPod.

As several others above I recommend you convert your FLAC files to Apple Lossless. Besides dbpoweramp I am not aware of any MS Windows application allowing you to do the direct transcode.
 
Nov 25, 2008 at 8:01 PM Post #15 of 31

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Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterDLai /img/forum/go_quote.gif
... as there shouldn't be! They're both lossless formats!
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I've never used Apple, but noticeable differences in other lossless formats can include tagging and whether/how well they do random seeks.
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