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tobesetc
2011-06-02, 03:46
I feel like the new boy at AA who says "My name is TobesEtc & I am an alcoholic"... but here goes:

I've finally got fed up with Apple. iTunes has been a pain in the butt for as long as I remember. I've now lost my iPod Touch (which I used in the car) and have replaced it with my new phone (supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, WMA, AMR, WAV , FLAC, XMF, MID). That's now integrated into the car. I've got Duets all over the house (ok, I've got three).

I'm thinking that maybe I should delete all my Apple Lossless files and re-rip them. If I'm going to do that I might as well start right from stratch.

Should I use Windows Media Player? Should I try something else? What format should I go to? Advice please.

Should I moce to a NAS? Oh, and I've got a premium Spotify account so maybe I should use that?

andynormancx
2011-06-02, 04:25
You don't need to rerip anything, that is the main benefit of lossless files.

Go and buy a copy of http://www.dbpoweramp.com/

That will make transcoding the Apple lossless files to FLAC easy. And it is also the best Windows ripper for ripping future CDs.

garym
2011-06-02, 04:28
You don't need to rerip anything, that is the main benefit of lossless files.

Go and buy a copy of http://www.dbpoweramp.com/

That will make transcoding the Apple lossless files to FLAC for you. And it is also the best Windows ripper for ripping future CDs.

+1 on dbpoweramp

T-bird
2011-06-02, 06:17
+1 on dbpoweramp
And Foobar2000 as player

Jeff Flowerday
2011-06-02, 06:27
dbpoweramp as the ripper.

J River Media Center as the player.

slate
2011-06-02, 06:59
+1 on dbpoweramp

I prefer FLAC as the format.

In regards of players there are many alternatives:
- MusicBee
- MediaMonkey
- Foobar2000
- Winamp
- ...

and since you have SBS running there is also Squeezeplay

dsdreamer
2011-06-02, 07:04
+1 on dbpoweramp

Consider MediaMonkey as it syncs to quite a few mobile phones including Android devices.

Pank
2011-06-02, 07:41
You could easily write a script using the info here:

http://www.ziva-vatra.com/index.php?aid=22&id=U29mdHdhcmU=

http://aidanjm.wordpress.com/2007/02/04/converthttp://aidanjm.wordpress.com/2007/02/04/converting-monkey%E2%80%99s-audio-ape-files-to-flac-in-ubuntu/ing-monkey%E2%80%99s-audio-ape-files-to-flac-in-ubuntu/

Edit: For a player I'd use J.R. Media Center on Windows.