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whynotsmile99
06-19-2008, 11:19 AM
I've tried downloading some stuff and can't seem to play these damned My Morning Jacket 'Roo bootlegs.

I'm a tech idiot. Need a link or something. I want to be able to play it and burn it as well. I'd be happy to just convert it to MP3 to play in Itunes as well.

Thanks

summerkid
06-19-2008, 11:21 AM
download fluke. It converts the FLACs into your itunes and its really easy. You just open the songs in fluke and bam they are in your itunes.

summerkid
06-19-2008, 11:21 AM
download fluke. It converts the FLACs into your itunes and its really easy. You just open the songs in fluke and bam they are in your itunes.

summerkid
06-19-2008, 11:22 AM
download fluke. It converts the FLACs into your itunes and its really easy. You just open the songs in fluke and bam they are in your itunes.

menikmati
06-19-2008, 12:04 PM
If you're gonna burn it, then burn the FLAC files before encoding to MP3, otherwise it'd be pointless to burn it.


How do I burn FLAC files to CD?

WINDOWS USERS:

1. Extract your FLAC files to WAV; simply drag all your FLAC files onto the FLAC front-end software and click the DECODE button.
2. Drag the WAV files onto your favorite CD burning software.
3. If you are using the latest version of Nero CD burning software, you can skip the conversion step. Make sure you have installed the proper FLAC software with the FLAC plugin for Nero. Drag the FLAC files for each disc onto Nero and burn your CDs according to Nero's instructions.

MAC OS X USERS:

1. Make sure you have OS X (10.2 or later) and the latest FLAC software.
2. First you must expand your downloaded FLAC files to AIFF. You can do this using one of 3 applications: MacFLAC, FLACer, or MacAmp Lite.

To use MacFLAC:
1. Launch MacFLAC. NOTE: If this is the first time that you have used MacFLAC, you should set the Output Format to AIFF.
2. Drag your FLAC files onto the MacFLAC icon in your application dock to expand the files to AIFF.
3. You can now preview the files before burning them to CD. Double-click on any of the AIFF file icons to play them in the Quicktime player, or drag the AIFF files into the iTunes library to create a quick playlist for preview purposes.


To use FLACer:
1. Launch FLACer. NOTE: If this is the first time that you have used FLACer, you should set the Output Format to AIFF.
2. Drag your FLAC files onto the FLACer icon in your application dock to expand the files to AIFF.


To use MacAmp Lite:
1. Launch MacAmp Lite.
2. Open Window -> Plugins -> Output and check the box next to AIFF Writer.
3. Drag your FLAC files into MacAmp Lite and click PLAY.

3. Finally, to burn your CDs, import the AIFF files into your CD burning software in the proper order and burn your CDs according to the instructions for your CD burning software using Disc At Once (DAO) to ensure that there are no 2 second gaps between the tracks.


Maybe that helps. You can also download VLC for mac, that will play FLAC files.

whynotsmile99
06-19-2008, 12:20 PM
thanks guys i'll try this when I get home tonight

wmgaretjax
06-19-2008, 12:21 PM
xACT does good conversion with tag retention.

My favorite player is Cog, which is based off VLC (which sucks at playing Flacs). Cog scrobbles, plays anything, and has really great, yet simple playlist functionality.

Sexecutioner
06-19-2008, 12:30 PM
on the topic of flacs, what do you pc users use to do batch conversions from flac to mp3? i want something that uses the lame encoder.

i tried foobar2000, and i think it does everything i want it to, but its way too complicated. its not that i dont understand it, i just dont want to spend the time of going through a million settings just to convert some songs. i just downloaded dbpoweramp, and it works ok, but they charge after the trial period.

and speaking of tag retention, it doesnt do me any good since tapers never put tags on their flacs when they encode them, which really annoys me.