FLAC to ALAC
Nov 8, 2008 at 5:22 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 12

knights

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my archives are all in FLAC, i want to transcode them to ALAC... whats best format converter will i use (no no no foobar)?
 
Nov 8, 2008 at 5:27 PM Post #2 of 12

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dbpoweramp.
 
Nov 8, 2008 at 6:11 PM Post #3 of 12

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I find Max about the best - quick, simple, effective. I transcoded my entire library from FLAC to ALAC (rip with EAC on Windows, convert to ALAC for playback on the Mac) - loaded everything up in Max, set it to process 10 at a time (rest are queued) and left it for a few hours.
 
Nov 8, 2008 at 6:18 PM Post #4 of 12

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any link
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Nov 8, 2008 at 6:20 PM Post #5 of 12

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dBpoweramp is the way to go for sure. If you use the free version, be careful with the naming of your source (FLAC) files, since it doesn't give you the option to customize output file names. If your music archive is large enough, you will surely run into problems (as I once did after waiting about 30 hours or so for the conversion to complete) with this unless you use something like foobar2000 first to make a more complicated structure, based on the FLAC metadata, of the file names. The program will run the conversion without error (unless something really weird happens to you), and it will be up to you to check the number of source files vs. the number of output files. Chances are good if this is a large batch conversion that some output files will be missing unless you've made your file names very intricate, as dBpoweramp will overwrite files without prompting in the free version. My advice would be to set up foobar2000 to include at least artist, album, disc number and track number information when renaming your files prior to converting with dBpoweramp. You can always use iTunes afterwards to handle the file naming of the Apple Lossless files.
 
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I am guessing you mean the link for Max, but it's Mac-only software and I assume you're running Windows since you mentioned foobar2000 in your original post.
 
Nov 8, 2008 at 6:31 PM Post #7 of 12

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I highly recommend Max.
Free, open-source audio CD ripper and audio converter. Handles all the most popular codecs/formats, like Apple Lossless, FLAC, WavPack, MP3 (LAME), AAC, Ogg Vorbis and lots more.
 
Nov 8, 2008 at 6:39 PM Post #8 of 12

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OP really should specify the operating system he's using
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Nov 8, 2008 at 8:44 PM Post #11 of 12

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Discontinued product, and Max being what it is on OS X would make it quite a challenge to beat anyway.
 

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