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Re: QAAC: discussion, questions, feature requests, etc.

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Would prefer not to install iTunes to be able to use QAAC
You can do that easy, the steps have been posted in the forum a couple of times but last September there were some changes made to the iTunes installer that require a slight modification of one step.  Here is a summary of how to use qaac64.exe version 2.71 in Foobar without installing iTunes:

A.  First you will need to download 3 files:



3. The latest non-Microsoft Store version of the iTunes64Setup.exe file (do NOT install it!!)

(Note: due to changes in how Apple packages its libraries only versions of iTunes64 equal to or greater than can be used with the latest version of qaac64 (2.71), which was modified by its developer to work with those changes.  Version dated November 12, 2020, was used by me in these instructions.)

B.  Preparing the tools for use

1.  From, extract "makeportable2.cmd" to the same folder as the iTunes64Setup.exe file you downloaded.

2.  Double-click makeportable2.cmd and let it run; a command window will open and you'll see text scroll by, stopping momentarily with the message "All is OK!"--do NOT close the window, it will pause at this for about 10 seconds, then continue to run until completion, when the window will close on its own.

3.  You will then see that a folder named "QTfiles64" has been created inside the folder in which you ran step #2;  this contains all the files needed by qaac64 from iTunes64 to run portably.

4.  Move the folder itself "QTfiles64" you just created into the Foobar "encoders" folder.

5.  Next, open from where you downloaded it, and from inside the zip's "x64" subfolder extract the files qaac64.exe, libsoxr64.dll, and libsoxconvolver64.dll directly into your Foobar "encoders" folder.  You do NOT need to extract the "refalac64.exe" file.

6.  You can now delete the three files you downloaded originally.

Now you can set up an entry for it in Quick Convert with any encoding options you want;  mine for example look like this:

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