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
This App Keeps it Simple...
I purchased this App for the express purpose of importing my Beatles 24 Bit FLAC files into iTunes as ALAC files. When I opened the App, I was a little surprised at the interface. It’s a simple box, with the simple instruction to “Drag in FLAC files to import into iTunes”. I was a bit concerned that the simple appearance was an indication of its ability to do its job. However, once I tested it, I realized that the author was just keeping it simple. It does precisely what it promises to do. I’m very happy with the product. However, I did have to do a little housekeeping (file deletions) afterward because the program leaves 2 sets of files behind. One set of files right where they should be. The second set in a folder called “FLACTunes”. For those of you that just want to convert FLAC files to ALAC and import them into iTunes, this is the one to buy. It just couldn’t get any simpler. I should also mention that I converted my files one folder/album at a time. I don’t know how it would perform for large scale jobs.
works great - no problems
I’ve been using this for almost a year now, and have yet to have any problems with it. You simply drag your music into the box, and it appears in your itunes library. Converting ten FLAC files say of 30 megabytes takes less than a minute, however I am on a new macbook. You can set it to convert to different qualities within the preferences - I chose apple lossless. I’ve gone between listening to the itunes version, and FLAC on vlc player, and I could not hear any difference with my reference headphones. It honestly works like a dream - I wish more software was this easy to use. I noticed there was a claim about it only converting the first 50 seconds of a song - I have never experienced this problem or anything like it.
So simple and it works!
To say the truth, I just downloaded this, because I had a link to a free download with purchase of a vinyl from Luaka Bop, which gave me only mp3 or FLAC as an option. So after reading a bit about converting FLAC on a Mac, I made the plunge, $3.99 is cheap if it does the job, and it does! I selected Apple Lossless on iTunes preference settings, downloaded the file, open it, click and drag from the Finder et voila! ok, it did ’t do everything automatically, as many of these downloads are broken up into individual songs, but that’s a cinch to deal with in iTunes. I updated each tags to be in one album, formatting like I like them, diacritic signs and all, downloaded the artwork and…done! Sweet!