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#1 se7en.hu

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 08:30

Hey guys does anyone know how to add flac files into iTunes?


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Posted 22 September 2007 - 09:08

Ey dude http://barelyfocused...tunesquicktime/

#3 .Neo

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:49

Converting the FLAC files to Apple Lossless might be a better solution.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 12:10

Thanks dudes, Quillz, I have seen that but it seems to have some problems so im weary of using it, apparantly now after reading some stuff, it is impossible to properly import flac into itunes because of the way its designed or something apple themselves have to do it and theres a petition and stuff for it.

.Neo how do I do that? What software would I need? Is Apple Lossless the ALAC or whatever?

#5 Harlem39s Finest

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 12:47

you could always try other media player like: Foobar, MediaMonkey, WinAmp ...

#6 OP se7en.hu

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 12:55

i really would prefer to have it all in my itunes library, but right now im just using VLC to play it.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 14:10

Any good resources for iTunes plug-ins. I'm convinced I'm missing out on some neat stuff. The Apple.com/downloads page has an iTunes section. But its poorly organized and no sub-categories. When I used winamp (yes, I'm a heathen for say this in Mac forms!), Winamp's site has lists of plug-ins, sorted by rating and type. Anything like it for iTunes?

#8 Harlem39s Finest

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 14:17

you could always try other media player like: Foobar, MediaMonkey, WinAmp ...
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#9 .Neo

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 21:41

.Neo how do I do that? What software would I need? Is Apple Lossless the ALAC or whatever?

I used Toast 8 to make images of all the FLAC CDs I own > Mounted the disc images with Toast 8 > Imported them with iTunes like you would with a normal CD. Works like a charm. Just make sure to set the "Pause" between tracks to zero seconds before creating the disc image:

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You can set the importing format in iTunes by going to Preferences > Advanced > Importing.

Apple Lossless is quality wise just as good as any lossless format (FLAC, WAV, AIFF etc.). The plus side over FLAC is that iTunes and QuickTime can play it by default.

Edited by .Neo, 23 September 2007 - 21:52.


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Posted 24 September 2007 - 03:26

awesome thanks alot man!

#11 OP se7en.hu

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 04:35

that didnt seem to work for me itunes just saw it as one file for some reason, so instead i went to the audio CD tab on left and dragged an album in then exported them as apple lossless files.

#12 .Neo

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 07:08

Yes you need to use the Audio CD function, not data.

#13 Fusion

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 15:27

Or you could use xACT which just simply converts FLAC to .wav or .aiff

#14 roadwarrior

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:59

The plus side over FLAC is that iTunes and QuickTime can play it by default.


As can most recent iPods as well (other than the shuffle, as I recall). :)

#15 Fusion

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 23:27

As can most recent iPods as well (other than the shuffle, as I recall). :)


I think it's also a bit more compressed than FLAC is as well.