Software :: FLAC (lossless) To ITunes Apple Lossless?

Apr 8, 2007

Is there a Mac program that will take FLAC and APE files and convert them into Apple Lossless (m4a) for import into iTunes?

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OS X :: Downloaded XLD To Convert My FLAC Files To Apple Lossless?

Mar 19, 2010

K...So I downloaded XLD to convert my FLAC files to Apple Lossless...But for some reason it is not transferring the whole album. Does anyone have any ideas on why this would be happening?

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OS X :: Separating Apple Lossless From Mp3 In ITunes?

Mar 18, 2010

K...I have finally figured out how to convert FLAC to Apple Lossless and put them into iTunes...But is there a way to separate MP3 and Lossless files in iTunes?

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Applications :: ITunes - Create Apple Lossless Version

Sep 8, 2010

I highlighted about 23 songs from an album, and clicked on create apple lossless version. I now have two copies of each song. Shouldn't it have asked me if I wanted to delete the original version? I guess I need to delete each one individually?

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Applications :: Conversion AIFF To Apple Lossless In ITunes 9.0.2

Dec 28, 2009

I still have a great number of AIFF files in my music library.

I'd like to convert them to Apple Lossless, as it's the same sound quality at half the space.

I know you can create a copy of any file in another format, but it sounds quite complicated. First you have to create a copy, and then you need to delete the "original" AIFF file.

Can't I just convert an existing file without a copy, keeping also the play counts?

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OS X :: Script To Duplicate Apple Lossless ITunes Library As MP3 Files?

Sep 26, 2010

I have written the applescript below to duplicate my Apple Lossless iTunes library as a MP3 Library. I wanted the script to be able to do the following things:

1. For all Apple Lossless tracks in iTunes Library (at the moment the script is just set to work with a selection for testing purposes) check if track already exists in MP3 folder with more recent modification date and:

a If yes, do nothing

b If same track with earlier modification date convert and replace track (so that tag changes are transferred)

c If track doesn't exist convert track.

2. If there are any MP3 files in the target folder that aren't in the source folder (i.e. the iTunes Music Folder), delete these files. This is for the scenario when I delete files from my iTunes Library that I no longer want, and I want the equivalent MP3 file to be deleted as well. So once the script has finished running there should be an exact match between the Apple Lossless library and the MP3 folder.

The script below does everything I want it to do with the following caveats:

1. I am not sure how to go about deleting the MP3 files as in part 2. I guess it would have to be an additional section of script which compares each file by name in the folder/subfolder in the iTunes Music Library with the equivalent folders in the target music folder, deleting any files found in the target music folder that don't exist in the iTunes Music folders, but I'm not sure if this is the best/only method, and how I would go about scripting this.

2. Because I need to specify the conversion twice (once if no file exists in target folder and once if it does but with an older modification date) I am wondering about using a subroutine method here. I tried doing so, but no conversions happened even though some should have happened. I wonder if this is because the relevant variables aren't picked up properly by the script when it's a subroutine. I can leave things as they are, just thought it would be good to make the script neater.

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Applications :: ITunes 9.0.3 Loses Apple Lossless Versions After Conversion?

Mar 1, 2010

It used to work: You highlighted the songs you wanted to create an Apple Lossless version of, and they would show up underneath the AIFF version.

No longer.

iTunes 9 still could do this.

iTunes 9.0.3 loses them. It processes them, puts them into the right folder, but you can't see them in iTunes.


1. Can I downgrade to iTunes 9.0 where this bug wasn't present?

2. Or do I have to manually import into iTunes? (This would erase the playcount, I suppose)

Or is there any other way around this bug? (or isn't it a bug, but a feature that has been disabled by Apple for whatever reason?)

PS: I found a place where I can download iTunes 9.0.1 for OS X. Are there any possible problem when installing an older version over a newer version, e.g. in regards to the library?

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Applications :: ITunes LPs Should Be ALAC Lossless?

Feb 25, 2010

I currently purchase TV shows for the kids and rent movies (Apple TV) but until the Apple iTunes store offers the choice of lossless files (like other online music stores).. I'll continue to purchase CDs.
Chris Jacob is correct the "LP" series should be ALAC - Apple Lossless.

Its an interesting article, published last year;[URL]

If Apple really wants to recreate that "feel" of buying a record, I have to feel like I'm buying something that isn't just higher quality, but also permanent. If I buy a lossy AAC file from the iTunes store today, not only do I know that it's inferior to the same $15 CD, but also that I'll have to chuck it once AAC is put out to pasture.

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ITunes :: Unable To Convert Few Lossless (ALAC) Files To AAC

Apr 21, 2012

I recently decided to sync my entire iTunes Library to my iPod instead of managing it all manually. I use the option "Convert higher bit rate songs to 256 kbps AAC", since most of my library consists of CD rips. At the end of each sync, I receive the following message:
"iTunes could not copy "Stage Start" to the iPod because the file could not be converted"

I took a look at the tracks in question, and couldn't find any good reason that they would not convert. They are ALAC files that I ripped from CD, and there are other tracks on the same album that converted with no problems. As a test, I changed the Import Settings to AAC@256kbps, right-clicked on the file and chose "Create AAC version", but received this message.

I'm not sure why it would say the file format is not valid, when it is lossless like all the rest and plays fine. I checked the file(s) in Finder and it has the .m4a extension like all the rest. The only thing different I noticed is that the album art thumbnail doesn't show up for these particular tracks.

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ITunes :: Already Ripped Music At 128kbps - How To Create Lossless Version

Mar 18, 2012

When I hit control click it offers option to create apple lossless version of this music. How can it create a lossless version when I ripped it at 128kbps? I don't understand.

iMac (27-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Applications :: How To Create And Maintain Lossless And Lossy Music Libraries In ITunes?

Jan 14, 2010

How to - Creating and maintaining Lossless and Lossy music libraries in iTunes 9
A forum member has asked for information on how to create a new library for his music collection and below is my attempt to help. Having done this myself and never finding a complete step-by-step guide, I?ve attempted to make one of my own. Many others have helped me along the way so this is my way of giving back. Unfortunately, I don?t have my MBP right now and won?t have a Mac around for about two months. Please feel free to add feedback, tell me where I?m wrong, what?s missing or offer other ways of accomplishing these tasks. Once I get MR member input, I will update this post to reflect the best current practices for creating and maintaining two separate libraries for your lossless and lossy music collection. At the bottom of the post I list a couple of known issues and have a couple of questions so please chime in.

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Applications :: AAC Versus Lossless - Finding The Difference?

Jul 27, 2004

I listened to a few U2 songs encoded with AAC and Apple Lossless. Listening through the standard ipod ear buds, I honestly could not tell the difference.

Has anyone been able to notice a discernible improvement with Lossless? If so, what type of music/speakers were you using?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Convert A Volume Between Encrypt And Unencrypt Lossless?

May 19, 2012

How can I convert a Volume between encrypt and unencrypt lossless?

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Sleep

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ITunes :: FLAC Support With The New MacBook Pro?

Jun 11, 2012

I also have a $10,000+ stereo system, using a Linn Digital Streamer. My entire music collection is in FLAC, much of it in 24-bit, 192khz. I'd love to buy the new MacBook Pro and use iTunes to manage this collection (as FLAC is the accepted standard for downloadable hi-res music). Unfortunately there STILL isn't FLAC support in iTunes. Looks like I'll have to purchase a Dell XPS instead.

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MacBook Pro :: Flac Playing As Video In Itunes?

Oct 28, 2010

I have fluke to convert flac files to play in itunes. But since the new itunes updates I haven't been able to get them to play like audio tracks. For whatever reason, as soon as I click one to play it pulls up the video player although the video screen remains blank. Fluke worked on older itunes versions, is there a new issue I don't know? Anyway to fix?

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Applications :: Dragged Folder With Flac To ITunes And Its Gone?

Dec 22, 2009

I dragged a folder containing about 13 sub folders of complete albums into iTunes before I realized it was all flac and I can not find it anywhere on my Mac so I can convert it or use Fluke to allow iTunes to play flac. Anyone know what I can do to find it, because I cant find it using the search feature?

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Applications :: Convert FLAC To ALAC Using ITunes?

Feb 26, 2010

I figured it was relevant and hopefully useful.


Feel free to move this if it is a better fit somewhere else.

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OS X :: FLAC Audio Files Not Allow To Change Info In ITunes

Jul 24, 2010

I have an uncompressed FLAC audio file that I want to add album art and lyrics to in iTunes. But when I go to get info, the album art and lyrics tab is gray and it won't let me click on it. I then tried to change the genre of the audio file. When I change it and then replay the song, the genre changes to it's original setting? How do I change this? I'm using a mac.

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ITunes :: FLAC To ITunes--best Software?

Mar 30, 2012

There are so many versions of software that claim to convert FLAC files to ALAC for iTunes. I know that many applications are free, but I've had problems with shareware in the past.What about the Bigasoft FLAC converter for $19.95?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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OS X :: How To Convert Flac To Mp3

Oct 23, 2009

Just got my Macbook Pro a few weeks ago.... so I am new to this world. I was wondering if there is a free program or an easy way to convert Flac files to MP3's for my iPod or iPhone?

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Applications :: Convert .flac To .MP3?

Jul 18, 2010

I need to convert some lossless .flac files to .MP3 for use in iTunes. The .flac files are of lossless quality obviously and well over 1,000 kbps.

I've searched around and read that XLD is the best app for this. Great!

But, when I use it, the output file is a .wav (I want .MP3, how do I do this) and still encoded at well over 1,000 kbps. How do I make it like 256 kbps and .MP3?

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OS X :: Opening Files Extentions Flac.fla?

Nov 20, 2009

have downloaded soundfiles ending in flac.fla have tried opening with Toast but get a window saying the file could not be added because it is in n unsupported format.

Have also downloaded files ending in .fla which plays through VLC but again cannot open in iTunes or Toast.

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Applications :: Converting .VOB Files To FLAC Or MP3?

May 25, 2008

I had a quick question. I have a DVD audio disk that was "imaged", a .iso file. When I open it in OSX, it mounts the image as a drive and I can access the files inside. Using VLC I can play the .VOB audio files.I would like to convert the files to either FLAC or MP3 so I can archive them on my computer and also burn them to CD-R as I can't play the DVD-A outside my computer. So I was curious were there are programs/freeware to convert these files.

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OS X :: FLAC To WAV To MP3 / Without Losing Song Titles?

Mar 1, 2010

How do I do the above without having to re-enter all the ID3 tags?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Covering The FLAC Files?

May 23, 2012

Does anyone know of freeware that Mac users can acquire to convert FLAC audio files into something Lion or iTunes can read/use use?

Mac OS X (10.7.1), iPhone 4, iPod Classic, iPad3

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Applications :: Entire Music Library Is Stored In FLAC Format?

Oct 3, 2009

Pretty much my entire music library is stored in FLAC format, this is something that itunes does not support, so does anybody know of a program like itunes that will file and move around my FLAC files for me.At the moment I am playing them through VLC, but that isn't too practical.

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OS X :: Essential Mac Applications - Finding Mac Application Which Play Flac Music Files?

Aug 1, 2009

I just purchased my 2.66 15" uMBP today and it's been a few months since I've owned a Mac and I forgot all of the old applications I had on it. I've currently downloaded Firefox and VLC but are there other apps that you can't simply do without? Also, is there a Mac application that can play FLAC music files?

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ITunes :: 'Apple ID Disabled' But Reauthorized Mac And Updated And Confirmed Apple ID

Mar 28, 2012

My Apple ID is in good standing (or else I wouldn't be posting in this community).But when I try to make a purchase in iTunes, it stops me saying that my Apple ID has been disabled..This has been going on all day, so it's not a matter of waiting for the system to update with my new email address (I wouldn't think).I've tried authorizing this computer for iTunes, and it is already authorized.What else should I try?

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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ITunes :: Playing Itunes Movie And Music In Non-apple Portable Player?

Feb 14, 2008

I bought some video and audio from itunes and would like to put them to my portable player,but I am failure, whether they have protection or format require?---- how can I convert or transfer those files?

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Intel Mac :: Cannot Connect Certain Site On Firefox (Apple, Disney, Hotmail Etc...) And ITunes Store From ITunes

Feb 1, 2012

From a certain moment now i could not surf on some web sites as Facebook (really long to open, then html text on the left,[URL]etc) also when i want to update my apps on iTunes, he sais cannot connect to iTunes store, weired.  I already empty the cache, and cookies on Firefox, dosent do anything, oh! And as same for chrome, safari and internet explorer. It seems that the big sites are blocked.I work on iMac g5  os lion 10.7.2, processor 3.06 GHz,  Firefox 10.0,  iTunes 10.5.3 no firewall

iOS 5.0.1

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