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Chop
2005-05-24, 07:33
Given the SB2's native support for FLAC, I'm considering changing my library over to FLAC from Apple Lossless.

What would people recommend as the best method for doing this as I have about 300gigs. One of my concerns it tagging as I understand files are tagged in Apple Lossless through a seperate file, where FLAC files are tagged with metadata inbedding into the file. Any guidance is appreciated.

Thanks-

ps - What is the best application for managing a FLAC library on Windows along the same lines as iTunes?

Christian Pernegger
2005-05-24, 11:28
> Given the SB2's native support for FLAC, I'm considering changing my
> library over to FLAC from Apple Lossless.
>
> What would people recommend as the best method for doing this as I have
> about 300gigs. One of my concerns it tagging as I understand files are
> tagged in Apple Lossless through a seperate file, where FLAC files are
> tagged with metadata inbedding into the file. Any guidance is
> appreciated.

Seeing as there is no official decoder for ALAC, this might prove
difficult. The new beta of foobar2000
(http://www.foobar2000.org/beta.html) allegedly has ALAC decoding
support and works very well for transcoding - however that most
probably won't help with preserving the tags.

C.

jth
2005-05-24, 13:56
You might want to look at dbpoweramp also. There's an Apple Lossless decoder available.

DJMUK
2005-06-02, 06:45
ps - What is the best application for managing a FLAC library on Windows along the same lines as iTunes?

I use the following which supports FLAC with plugins:

http://www.jrmediacenter.com/

David

Super-Gonzo
2005-06-02, 14:17
...allegedly has ALAC decoding
support and works very well for transcoding - however that most
probably won't help with preserving the tags.

Why wouldn't this preserve the tags? Foo currently preserves tags very nicely when converting other formats to FLAC.