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Mike Anderson
2005-10-01, 12:27
OK, here's the deal: Suppose I have a 500GB Lacie external HD to hold my tunes. I'd like to be able to use it on both a PC and my iBook G4, running Slimserver from either computer. And I'd like the compression to be lossless.

Any thoughts on the best way to set this up?

I'd like to use FLAC compression, but from what I gather so far there's not a lot of good software out there for Macs.

Thanks for any advice,
Mike

danco
2005-10-01, 14:19
On 1/10/05 at 12:27 -0700, Mike Anderson wrote
>OK, here's the deal: Suppose I have a 500GB Lacie external HD to hold
>my tunes. I'd like to be able to use it on both a PC and my iBook G4,
>running Slimserver from either computer. And I'd like the compression
>to be lossless.
>
>Any thoughts on the best way to set this up?


A PC formatted drive can be read and written to on a Mac.

>
>I'd like to use FLAC compression, but from what I gather so far there's
>not a lot of good software out there for Macs.

There's no Mac equivalent to the precision of EAC, thpugh it is
possible to work from the command line. xACT us a reasonable flac
converter.
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Daniel Cohen