like when you convert to Apple Lossless using dBpoweramp, iPod skips and many other.
Can't you convert *directly* from FLAC to ALAC with the plugins available for fb2k?
I believe that the ALAC plug-in for foobar2000 is for decoding only. There is an open source ALAC encoder but it is still going through extensive bug fixes. So I don't think that foobar2000 can encode FLAC files to ALAC.
yea this is bugging me too. on my mac i can just set xld to move files to itunes after conversion. so i just drag the flacs into it and it's done. now i'm trying to set the same system up with dbpoweramp but there's not 'add to itunes' option anywhere that i can see. lame.*edit*I've also noticed that since i upgraded to snow leopard, xld has stopped adding tags to my encoded files. double lame.
Just convert them to WAV and ask iTunes to make the ALAC version. Then find the converted tracks in iTunes library folder, put them to foobar and copy the tag from the original FLAC files.Quite a hassle, but you can save some registry by not installing additional program / codec.And it's faster than doing multiple transcoding from FLAC > WMA > m4a.Edit: I just realized, the album art wont get copied, so you have to do it separately.
I've done this and I have no problems with it. I just noticed something, my songs were 1411 kbps in WAV form then it became 754 kbps when in ALAC. Is this a significant decrease or is it just because of Apple's compression? (Newbie here.)
... because it is lossless, the audio that it contains is identical to the audio in the wav files.
my songs were 1411 kbps in WAV form then it became 754 kbps when in ALAC. Is this a significant decrease or is it just because of Apple's compression?
Don't worry. The lossless compression has made the files smaller, but because it is lossless, the audio that it contains is identical to the audio in the wav files.
Yes, and it is not just identical as in ''essentially the same'', but identical as in ''100% exactly the same''. If the source material was 1411 kbps then no matter what the compressed bitrate is, it will be played back at 1411 kbps.