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Lossless Audio Compression => Lossless / Other Codecs => Topic started by: AaronJAnderson on 2011-09-26 03:27:33

Title: Convert entire library to alac (from flac)
Post by: AaronJAnderson on 2011-09-26 03:27:33
I have a large library of music in FLAC format. I need to create a matching COPY of this library in ALAC (apple lossless) format to be consumed by an ipod/iPhone.


Folder names are currently like this
"Deftones - White Pony [flac]"

I want to end up with folders like this
"Deftones - White Pony [alac]"


and matching ALAC files in the [alac] folder... Make sense?

What's the best way to take care of this, large scale? What is available for command line use/scripting?
Title: Convert entire library to alac (from flac)
Post by: mixminus1 on 2011-09-26 04:16:01
What OS?  Since you mention command line/scripting, I'm going to assume Windoze.

foobar2000 + qaac (http://sites.google.com/site/qaacpage/) = FLAC -> ALAC with minimal fuss (and completely customizable file/path names), although fb2k won't transfer album art.

Of course, if you really want to write your own scripts for this, qaac is CLI, so there you go.
Title: Convert entire library to alac (from flac)
Post by: Agent69 on 2011-09-26 04:17:12
I believe dBpoweramp can convert to Apple Lossless.
Title: Convert entire library to alac (from flac)
Post by: garym on 2011-09-26 13:14:39
I believe dBpoweramp can convert to Apple Lossless.


yes, and will transfer all tag info and album art....
Title: Convert entire library to alac (from flac)
Post by: AaronJAnderson on 2011-09-26 15:13:36
dbpoweramp rocks! The bulk tool and multithreaded-ness of it is making this a DREAM.
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