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Best way to convert FLAC to MP3?

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Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Jon.
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http://www.simplehelp.net/2006/08/14...using-windows/

Out of curiosity, why didn't you just d/l the MP3s in the first place?
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Thread Starter 
I got it from a friend of mine who had it in FLAC. I only want to convert it to play it on my iPod.

Jon.
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All the info you'll ever need http://flac.sourceforge.net/
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
I got it from a friend of mine who had it in FLAC. I only want to convert it to play it on my iPod.

Jon.

Ipods will place FLAC, I believe, unless you just want a smaller file.

FLAC is loseless, right? So why not just convert back to WAV with a program like FLAC Fronted, than encode with LAME at V0, V1, etc.
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FLAC is loseless, right? So why not just convert back to WAV with a program like FLAC Fronted, than encode with LAME at V0, V1, etc.
Yes it is. "Free Lossless Audio Codec"
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You can play FLAC on your iPod if you update the firmware with Rockbox.
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Being a fairy and all, couldn't you just use that magic wand?
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jon., assuming that you are seeking to preserve sound quality, the best way would be to convert FLAC into WAV and then to MP3.

everyone has winamp, so i would say the easiest way to convert FLAC into WAV is as follows:

1. open up winamp
2. ctrl + k
3. under "plug-ins," select "output"
4. select "nullsoft disk writer plug-in"

from there, you'll want to select a directory/folder for winamp to dump the WAV file into.

after you have your WAV file, you can google for an MP3 converter. many music programs have this capability. you'll also want to google for a good MP3 encoder. LAME is a commonly recommended encoder.

WAV is lossless. MP3 is not. that's why it's important you find a good MP3 encoder. i also recommend encoding at the highest VBR, as opposed to the highest constant bitrate.
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http://www.rarewares.org/mp3-lamedrop.php

LamedropXPd. Drag and drop. Easy.
post #11 of 24
I haven't used it in a long time, but this program will do on-the-fly conversion from FLAC to whatever-ipods-use as it syncs:

http://www.dbpoweramp.com/sveta-portable-audio.htm

There are a bunch of different utils out there to try and hack around the problem, ie:

http://blog.cumps.be/sync-flac-library-with-ipod/

Or, if you have an older Ipod, you can install Rockbox. Apple has locked RB out of all the newer models. Apple sucks.
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FLAC is for n00bz. I prefer .shn.
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FLAC is for n00bz. I prefer .shn.

Yah, Shorten rocks. Things like seeking and native playing are so lame.
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Yah, Shorten rocks. Things like seeking and native playing are so lame.
Adding seek tables takes 1-2 minutes in a command prompt. Not hard.
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