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    What's the best way to convert AIFF files to Flac?

    Have to convert AIFF to Flac and I'm wondering what's worked the best for you? Recommendations for both Mac and PC would be appreciated. Thanks.
    MG555

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    XLD current version 20110611

    Hi Mike,
    I believe you use a Mac Mini. In that case, I recommend you try XLD now that it can read tags and artwork in AIFF. Also, it can batch convert, recursively digging through folders if you have a whole library to convert.
    http://tmkk.pv.land.to/xld/index_e.html


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    Thanks, goldsdad, but my Mac

    Thanks, goldsdad, but my Mac Mini is out of commission right now, so I may be forced to use a PC. Any software you recommend for that?
    MG555

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    No, sorry, all my audio

    No, sorry, all my audio software is on Mac.


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    Conversion

    MediaMonkey has a batch converter. I have used it without issue unless names are "too long" - seems to only be a classical music issue + effects of multiple long winded directory names.

    I am not sure if you have to buy the Gold version to do conversions. It is ~$20.00 or so I believe, however.

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    Maybe

    I am not real knowledgeable about file conversion but if you use iTunes couldn’t you just change Import Settings to WAV and then you go select ADVANCED and Create WAV version? I know this doesn’t get you to FLAC but it gets you to a more universally accepted audio codec and it is non-compressed like your AIFF.

    Just a thought.
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    Sorry if I confused any body,

    Sorry if I confused any body, but I have Flac files that I need to convert to AIFF so I can play them on a Mac Mini.
    MG555

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    Oh, FLAC to AIFF

    Okay, so you are not using iTunes (all your files are FLAC) and you are on a PC. I think you could just copy all the FLAC files to the Mac Mini or if space doesn’t allow then an external drive attached to the Mac Mini. Then use either XLD (already suggested) or MAX (which is what I use) and you can convert the files to AIFF and dump them directly into an iTunes library.
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    If you're going to use a

    If you're going to use a Windows computer then DBPoweramp will do the job for you. Very powerful software that works well. I use it via Parallels to rip CDs on my Mac Pro.

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    AIFF is not compressed

    not a bit.
    The idiocracy is now...

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    +1 to dBpoweramp if on a PC

    +1 to dBpoweramp if on a PC and MAX if on a Mac
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