FLAC (acronym for Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio compression codec without loss of information.

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Painlessly convert FLAC to ALAC on Windows?

I'm wondering if anyone has a clean, painless workflow for losslessly transcoding FLAC files to their equivalent ALAC? It's supposed to be a bit-perfect conversion, meaning it shouldn't be very hard, ...
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How do I tune the flac options to store ripped music

Using Uuntu 10.4 with Audacity. I'd like to store ripped tracks taken from vinyl with a Sony LX300 turntable (and some CD tracks) in an archival format that I can later convert for use on a portable ...
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Burn 24/96 flac files to play on standalone player

I have vinyl record rip in 24/96 flac format. Each track is almost 200 MB big, so the album won't fit on CD. How to burn these files on a DVD to play with the same quality on standalone DVD player? ...
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How can I convert FLAC to other formats in OS X?

I have a few FLAC files that I'd like to play with iTunes. I would like to retain the metadata if possible. How can I convert the files to a format supported by iTunes?
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Finding out if a FLAC or WAVPACK audio file is NOT originally encoded from a lossy source

Is there a way of checking that the so-called FLAC or WAVPACK audio file was originally encoded from a lossless source (WAV, CDA, APE, etc.) instead of a lossy source (MP3, AAC, ATRAC, etc.)? Say I ...
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What is the current state of development for the FLAC codec? [closed]

I have a pretty large collection of FLAC files created from my CD collection. I love the FLAC format and the sound quality that you can get from it. Lately, however, I've been trying to write a few ...
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Program to convert flac to mp3? [closed]

I'm looking for a program to convert flac files to mp3, while preserving the embedded metadata (including album art). I'm pretty sure this is possible with ffmpeg, but I don't know the command . . . ...
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Any NAS servers that stream FLAC audio?

I can't seem to find a NAS solution, aside from a custom built one, that is able to stream FLAC audio via UPnP. Streaming seems to be limited to MP3 or other popular formats. Do any exist that will ...
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Noise when I try to convert flac to mp3 using vlc

I'd like to convert my flac files to mp3s using vlc and it's Media->Convert/Save function. The destination file is written but only contains awful noise. I've tried most of the predefined profiles ...
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Mac .flac player that organizes folder structure? Can Songbird write to a ntfs drive?

I have a bunch of music in .flac format on my pc. I would like to put that music on an external drive which I can access from both my Mac and PC at work. I have the drive formatted in NTFS using ...
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Software that recommends music based on mood/bpm/genre…? [closed]

Are there any media players or purpose built programs, that does the same (or alike) job as Last.fm Boffin but; with FLAC support? Most if not all of my music archive is tagged properly with Album, ...
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How can I add FLAC files to my iTunes library on Windows?

I want to add FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files on my iTunes Library. I googled on how to do so, and found Fluke for Mac, which looks great, except that I don't have a Mac. I have iTunes 9 on ...
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Effects of listening to music always in MP3 format

Erstwhile I've read an article somewhere which claims that listening to music continually in MP3 format is harmful for ears. Since MP3 is a compressed format of audio tracks, some sounds in tracks are ...
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Why is a FLAC encoded from a decoded MP3 bigger than the MP3?

To be more precise than in the title, suppose I have a MP3 file that is 320 kbps. If I decompress it, then logically, all the data except for roughly 320 kilobits out of each second of audio should be ...
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Burning FLAC Files Directly to CD Audio?

Is there a simple, direct way to burn FLAC files to audio CDs? I would like to do it without first converting my FLAC files to a WAV format first. I am aware the official FLAC site has a list of ...
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Changing the Album on FLAC files from the command line in Linux

I have a folder of FLACs that I want to change the album on. I use Ubuntu linux with Gnome. Is there a command line program that can do what I need? I can't seem to find an appropriate program. ...
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What's the simplest way to get .flac music files into iTunes?

I'm looking for a simple way to import .flac files into iTunes, so I can play them on my mac, and when I'm out, my iPhone, and I'm willing to be I'm not the first person to want to do this. What are ...
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Windows Media Player - Display JPEG cover art for FLAC files

I got WMP 12 (on Windows 7 RC1) to play FLAC files by installing the Ogg Vorbis/FLAC, Direct Show filters, but WMP does not display the embedded cover artwork. After experimenting I found that it ...
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flac2mp3 on mac?

What tools are there to convert flac to mp3?