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knarf829

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reply to MaynardKrebs

Re: Ripping CD's - Mac vs. Windows

Foobar2000 can do direct conversions from FLAC to MP3 (don't know about AAC, but I assume so).

Disclaimer: I have had very bad luck converting to MP3 using Foobar2000. I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong, but I'm pretty up on these things and if I can't set it up properly without outside research it's not very intuitive.

What I normally do is use FLAC Frontend to convert from FLAC to WAV and then EAC to convert from WAV to MP3. Of course, this way you lose your tags. I normally go to WinAMP's "Auto-Tag" to put them back.


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franknbeans
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Another EAC user here. No need to convert FLAC files to play on iPod, iPhone, etc. Just download an app that plays the FLAC files. I use "Golden Ear" on my iPad to play FLAC files. Another app is "FLAC Player"

MaynardKrebs
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The problem I have is that my friend is virtually totally blind - he can just distinguish light from dark. So I'm leaning towards using Siri on an iDevice to let him voice-select his music, but I don't want to preclude using some other device/os if it can get him the accessibility to the music - hence ripping to FLAC and then transcoding for the playback device seems like the best route to take. So I'm not sure if using a non-integrated music player is feasible.

Being blind sure sucks. and what makes it harder for my friend is that he's a true audiophile - having had the best audio equipment ($25k speakers & fabulous tube amps) when he could see.