FLACTunes FLAC Converter
By Matthew Leon
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FLACTunes FLAC Converter is the simplest way to get your FLAC songs into iTunes without losing quality, so you can play them on your computer or load them onto your iPod, iPhone or iPad.
It converts them into Apple's own lossless audio format. In the process, no data is lost: iTunes gets an identical, Apple-friendly version of your songs to play or load onto your iOS device.
* Support for 24-bit, 192Khz ultra-high fidelity audio: FLACTunes imports even the most high-quality tracks available into bit-for-bit equivalent, lossless files.
* Metadata preservation: FLACTunes preserves all your track information, including album art.
* Multi-threaded: FLACTunes uses all the cores of your processor to import FLAC as efficiently as possible.
What's New in Version 1.1.4
Fix preferences window display bug
Fix bug when opening FLACs from Finder
I bought this app after reading an earlier review by someone who had used it to convert what they described as a large FLAC library to Apple Lossless - they claimed it worked great and that itunes put all the songs away after conversion and the whole library was done in one go - Well I’ve just finished converting my library of about 2000 albums and it has taken ages because of problems in the app - it freezes if you gave it too much at once - it stops everytime it finds a song it can’t convert and waits for you to say ok - there is no facility to say do this for every occasion - and looking at the end result I am not sure it ever failed to convert but this message was frequent meaning you had to be ever present. On several occassions when i asked it to do too many albums at once it strangled itself by not deleting the interim files quick enough. So its cheap, it has done the job but with lots of hands on and intervention and its taken about 3 days !
Excellent multi file FLAC conversion
The application is so simple to use. Just drag your file collection into a window. It then analyses the files, converts them, and places them in itunes for you. I have just done 4 Albums. Each album took approximately 10 seconds to convert and be placed into iTunes.
There are lots of free converters out there, but they will normally only convert single files. If that is what you want then go for the free ones. If you want to convert multiple files this app is the one for you. Very impressed!
Truly one of the very best Apps on the App Store!
I am stunned at how well this App works. The writer has done all of the work. I dragged a test FLAC album in to the file window of the app and it converted all of the files in a few seconds. I then wondered where i find them and how I move them to iTunes and was stunned to find out that the App had already done all of this for me! You can even drop folders in and the App only converts the FLAC files. I just dragged my whole FLAC library in to the App and i now have all of the files in iTunes in Apple Lossless format with absolutely no loss of quality whatsoever.
I am really and truly 100% satisfied with this app. It is quick and incredibly easy to use and has options to customise if you want (I didn't need to do anything but drag all of my FLAC files in in one go).
Thank you dev,