I'd use AAC and do the conversion with foobar2000. If you're interested, download:foobar2000 -> http://www.foobar2000.orgqaac -> https://sites.google.com/site/qaacpage/cabinet/qaac_2.10.zipInstall foobar2000 ("Full" install) and unzip qaac to someplace permanent on your hard drive. Write back for next steps.In the end, you'll have the same folder structure as you have now. All tags in your current FLACs will automatically come over as will cover art JPG file. Typical album size will be about 60MB. M3U and CUE files are not involved.
Are you converting to mp3 to save space on the phone? Because Android should be able to natively play FLAC files - I know my Galaxy Note can. There's a program called dbPowerAmp which will do everything you want - you can set it up to rip to the same style folder structure you have now, or you can get it to dynamically set up a new folder system from the id3 tags. They have a 21 day trial on their website so I'd recommend giving it a go...You don't really need the m3u or the cue files I shouldn't imagine unless you can't live without each album having its own playlist.The folder art I'm afraid you'd probably have to copy over individually...Assuming your FLAC files are all in a folder like D:\FLAC\Artist\Artist - Album - (date)to convert them with the same folder/filename scheme you'd use this in the naming rules [origpath]\[origfilename]and then set the root directory like D:\mp3\[origpath]\[origfilename]
OK, I've got the latest foobar2000 installed, version 1.2.
But I've got to ask, why ACC over MP3?
And I'm a bit hesitant to download from that page you link. What is that?Is that download at http://www.rarewares.org/index.php ?
I believe that generating playlists for an album is a wast of space. Every player that I have used lets you select by album to play. That is exactly what a playlist of the album would do.
How is the process done exactly? What LAME do I need for Foobar2000? And how is it installed? I have extracted it but where should it be located. Does FooBar2000 just recognize it once it is installed no matter what folder or where it is located? I have windows so I assume it is "Lame 3.99.5 64 bit"? Or do I use "LAME 3.99.5 using libsndfile 1.0.25 64bit"?Does Foobar2000 make a copy in the folder where the FLAC files are located?Is there a good tutorial for all this somewhere?I've extracted both the LAMES and tried converting but nothing is saved.
Assuming you are on Win 7 x64, go to http://www.rarewares.org/files/mp3/lame3.99.5-64.zip and download and unzip the files into a permanent folder on your PC such as C:\Program Files\Codecs\LAMEIf open, close foobar2000 and reopen it. For now, start with one FLAC file. Drag it over to foobar2000 main window. Right-click on it and select "Convert" > "Quick convert" (at top), then "MP3 (LAME)". foobar2000 should then ask you to locate your LAME.EXE file (in the folder above) and the conversion should run in a few seconds. That's enough to confirm things are working as they should; fine tuning can be done once this succeeds. Post back with results.
Yes, you set up a "Custom" converter. Some information is in this thread:http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=93351Here is a link to my config:http://imgur.com/A2u8WYou decrease file size by lowering from "100".