Originally Posted by webraider
There are quite a few FLAC players and converters for the Mac. Just use one.
Flac is OpenSource.
It is something like the stanard for lossless. If you find a device with lossless support outside the apple-world, it is normally flac.
So everyone is able to use flac. ALAC is proprietary.
Then I suggest you use .AIFF in Itunes which is Lossless. Or If you must hinder yourself to windows, use .WAV. Select this in iTunes as the import option and import it from the CD. Either one is Completely lossless. iTunes, Amazon, All the commercial companies sell downloadable music in a compressed format.
AIFF ≈ Wav + Tags
ALAC (Apple lossless) = lossless, like Flac but proprietary.
iTunes, Amazon, All the commercial companies sell downloadable music in a compressed format.
At least .aac is better than .mp3.
If you take high bitrates like 256 kbit/s and lame (encoder) not really.
But yes, aac is better.
You can download a plug-in to play and import all your flak songs in iTunes.
This is just a trick and not the same like real flac support
Flac is not lossless and coming from a Classically trained musician, I prefer .aac. If you want Lossless then don't waste your time with flac. Go Aiff, or Wav. Do you even know what you're talking about?
Do you know what you are talking about.
Originally Posted by hydrogenaudio
Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) is a codec for lossless audiocompression. Grossly oversimplified, FLAC is similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed specifically for audio, and you can play back compressed FLAC files in your favorite player (or your car or home stereo, if supported) just like you would an MP3 file.
Again.. You have no idea what you are talking about.
Again. You don't know what you are talking about.
I am using a mac since years. But till today I am still using my pc for ripping, encoding, tagging.
The software is better. If you know programs like EAC, dbpowermap, Foobar 2000, mp3tag, mediamonkey, ...
Ok, in the last month there was a progress. We have now XLD, Rip (from sbooth) and some other tools.