FLAC in iTunes

Author: Samuel Williams When: Tuesday, 23 February 2010

I have a bunch of music stored using FLAC, which I generally think compresses better than ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) anyway. I found a great project that installs all the dependencies on Mac OS X:

It is too bad Apple doesn't embrace free standards and make their software compatible by default.

In the comments of this page there is a command to convert FLAC to ALAC using ffmpeg. This may also be useful.

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Have you read this article: http://faasoft.com/articles/flac-to-itunes.html about how to import FLAC to iTunes?

According to wikipedia, iTunes can currently read, write and convert between MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG-4, AAC and Apple Lossless (.m4a). That is we still cannot import and play FLAC in iTunes.

In order to play FLAC in iTunes, we had better convert FLAC to iTunes more supported audio format with a third party software like dbpoweramp, fluck, idealshare videogo.

I use iDealshare VideoGo which has both Mac and Windows to convert FLAC to Apple Lossless, MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF. And it works very well.

Just google search How to Use iDealshare VideoGo to Convert FLAC to iTunes, you will find a detailed guide.

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