flac to AAC, mp3 etc.

Posted by: Jim_

flac to AAC, mp3 etc. - 12/13/08 01:38 PM

What do you use to convert flac. I did searches already of course, and came up with Audacity, Xact, Max, I saw where RuebenC recommended X Lossless Decoder, but want to know what the rest of you guys and gals use to convert in one step. I've seen where most apps go to AIFF first, then you can let iTunes do AAC or mp3, but I'd like to cut out a generation of encoding and go straight to AAC or mp3.

Thx.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: flac to AAC, mp3 etc. - 12/14/08 05:51 AM

Max seems to export to about everything, I may be sold on it.
Posted by: RubenC

Re: flac to AAC, mp3 etc. - 12/31/08 12:43 PM

xAct and MacPAR Deluxe have been good for me.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: flac to AAC, mp3 etc. - 12/31/08 02:36 PM

I'll check them out, thx. cool
Posted by: MikeSellers

Re: flac to AAC, mp3 etc. - 01/01/09 01:25 AM

I've been using Max for months now to convert flac to mp3 in one step.
Posted by: Jashue

Re: flac to AAC, mp3 etc. - 01/25/09 08:47 AM

Is flac lossy? And if it is, then aren't you loosing more resolution still when you further compress it to Mp3 or AAC?

I'm really curious about this. I've heard a buzz about flac and it's been a positive one.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: flac to AAC, mp3 etc. - 01/25/09 04:05 PM

Flac is supposed to be lossless, but I haven't done any real world testing. I guess it all depends on one's definition of lossless. wink
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: flac to AAC, mp3 etc. - 01/25/09 06:15 PM

I've been using SoundConverter