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  1. #1
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    Red face Best Free converter Flac - Mp3

    Can someone suggest the best converter for the above to do a mass conversion?

    All my music is stored in Flac format but I want to do a mass conversion onto my 16gb memory stick. My car stereo will on play MP3/WMA/AAC. What would be the
    best quality to use?

    This is my receiver

    http://www.kenwood-electronics.co.uk.../cd/KDC-BT32U/

    Can't believe there's Android friendly receivers now. Time to upgrade?

    http://www.kenwood-electronics.co.uk...receivers/usb/
    Last edited by tank121; 2012-04-03 at 01:22.
    Squeezebox touch
    Squeezeplug running on Dockstar
    Audiolab MDAC
    Arcam A85 amp
    Chord rumour speaker cable
    Dali Mentor Menuets on Custom Design stands

    Room 2
    Boom

    Bedroom
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    Quote Originally Posted by tank121 View Post
    Can someone suggest the best converter for the above to do a mass conversion?

    All my music is stored in Flac format but I want to do a mass conversion onto my 16gb memory stick. My car stereo will on play MP3/WMA/AAC. What would be the
    best quality to use?

    This is my receiver

    http://www.kenwood-electronics.co.uk.../cd/KDC-BT32U/

    Can't believe there's Android friendly receivers now. Time to upgrade?

    http://www.kenwood-electronics.co.uk...receivers/usb/
    foobar2000 (and I believe it will now transfer over embedded artwork). I use dbpoweramp for creating a mp3 mirror of my FLAC files. $38 but very good (and I have it anyhow for doing FLAC rips).
    Location 1: VortexBox 4TB (2.3) > LMS 7.8 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Location 2: VBA 3TB (2.3) > LMS 7.8 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Office: Win7(64) > LMS 7.8 > Squeezelite
    Spares: several Touch, Radio, SB3
    Controllers: iPhone4S & iPad2 (iPeng7 & Squeezepad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win7(64) laptop
    Files: ripping: dbpoweramp > FLAC; post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes; Streaming: Spotify

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    I transcode FLACs from my server to AAC @ 320kbps to my Smartphone's 32GB MicroSD card for portable music.
    I've got no complaints about quality.

    Agree about Foobar - it's a very powerful media player/processing tool.

    Chris
    Chris :)

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    If you want something to automatically maintain an MP3 copy of your FLAC library then I'd recommend Robin Bowes' flac2mp3 utility.

    It'll take a while to initially convert all your FLAC files to MP3 but has the advantage that when you run it thereafter it'll only process any new files or tag changes, so your MP3s will always be up to date.

    It's more effort to set up than one of the applications like FooBar but is well worth the effort if you plan to always maintain two libraries.
    Two track 1's and no track 2 after a scan for new and changed? Please vote for serious scanning bug 17782
    Receiver stuck at blue LED state after reboot? Please vote for bug 17462

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    Foobar

    Foobar. Does everything :-)
    SB3 -> Roksan DA1 -> DIY passive pre -> Roksan S1 power amp -> modified Musical Technology Kestrel speakers :-)

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    Thanks guys.

    PS Chris network is still going strong, just need to improve the wireless in the rest of the house now. Rubbish Virginmedia home/super hubs. Going to change the standard aerials.
    Squeezebox touch
    Squeezeplug running on Dockstar
    Audiolab MDAC
    Arcam A85 amp
    Chord rumour speaker cable
    Dali Mentor Menuets on Custom Design stands

    Room 2
    Boom

    Bedroom
    RADIO

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