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Converting to ALAC from FLAC
I've been trying to figure this out: how does one convert to ALAC using the converter in FB2K v.1.1.10? I have some hi-res FLAC that I want to play on my ipod. I can't seem to find anything relating to M4A/lossless AAC in the converter component.

  • tpijag
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Converting to ALAC from FLAC
Reply #1
converter dialog>highlight AAC in output file format>Select ADD NEW>Select Custom from Encoder drop down list> adjust settings, such as format = lossless >done
  • Last Edit: 11 December, 2011, 02:13:48 PM by tpijag

Converting to ALAC from FLAC
Reply #2
converter dialog>highlight AAC in output file format>Select ADD NEW>Select Custom from Encoder drop down list> adjust settings, such as format = lossless >done


What are the different parameters I can adjust? Is there documentation for this?

Does this still apply? http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums//lofiv...php/t59294.html

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Converting to ALAC from FLAC
Reply #3
Documentation for ALAC? Have not the foggiest as I have never used it. I would check the wiki here or use Google. Imagine there is lots of info readily available.

  • lvqcl
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Converting to ALAC from FLAC
Reply #4
1) Download refalac from http://sites.google.com/site/qaacpage/cabinet , current file is qaac_1.09.zip. Copy refalac.exe into foobar2000 folder.

2) Create new preset with the following settings:
Encoder: refalac.exe
Extension: m4a
Parameters: --silent --ignorelength - -o %d

Format: lossless (or hybrid)
Highest BPS: 24

Converting to ALAC from FLAC
Reply #5
Wow, thank you lvqcl!
One more question, I have a 64-bit version of Win7, but FB2K is x86, does it matter which refalac version (ie. x86 or x64) I use? And I used the parameters you recommended but is there a reference for settings? I found a little bit on that site link you posted, but it doesn't mention the "--silent" parameter.
  • Last Edit: 12 December, 2011, 09:18:02 AM by db1989

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Converting to ALAC from FLAC
Reply #6
Yes, you can use refalac64, it's a bit faster than 32-bit version.

About parameters: http://sites.google.com/site/qaacpage/refalac-usage

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refalac shares much of codes and functions with qaac

http://sites.google.com/site/qaacpage/usage


BTW, --no-optimize option can be also added to the parameters:

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When you run qaac from some front-end like foobar2000, or always edit metadata or something after encoding, they will also touch MP4 container, so you might not need this optimization by qaac.

Converting to ALAC from FLAC
Reply #7
Thanks again!