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 Post subject: Re: FAQ: Torrent, SHN, FLAC, DVD...
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What's the best way to convert FLAC for the purposes of a portable listening device, such as an iPod? How do you maximize sound quality?

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What's the best way to convert FLAC for the purposes of a portable listening device, such as an iPod? How do you maximize sound quality?

What do you use to listen to the FLACs on your computer? Also, do you use itunes?

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What's the best way to convert FLAC for the purposes of a portable listening device, such as an iPod? How do you maximize sound quality?

What do you use to listen to the FLACs on your computer? Also, do you use itunes?

I actually don't listen to FLAC because I'm afraid of it, and I don't know how (or if I have to convert it). And, yes, I use itunes.

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What's the best way to convert FLAC for the purposes of a portable listening device, such as an iPod? How do you maximize sound quality?

What do you use to listen to the FLACs on your computer? Also, do you use itunes?

I actually don't listen to FLAC because I'm afraid of it, and I don't know how (or if I have to convert it). And, yes, I use itunes.

FLAC is pretty great, it's completely lossless so your music sounds better. Some don't have an ear for it but I think the benefit is especially apparent for live recordings.

There's a program that will convert them in one step called dbpoweramp. It's very easy but isn't free. Though there is a fully functional trial period of 21 days so you can go that route.

Or, you can do it in two steps by converting the FLACs to WAV using winamp, and then using itunes to convert to mp3.

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Or, you can do it in two steps by converting the FLACs to WAV using winamp, and then using itunes to convert to mp3.

And how is the sound quality if I go this route? Still superior to straight up mp3?

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Or, you can do it in two steps by converting the FLACs to WAV using winamp, and then using itunes to convert to mp3.

And how is the sound quality if I go this route? Still superior to straight up mp3?

Well mp3s come in varying degrees of quality. Basically, the large the bitrate (amount of bits per second), the better the quality. So when you make your own mp3 from a wav file you can decide on the bitrate. I always set mine to the highest.

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Or, you can do it in two steps by converting the FLACs to WAV using winamp, and then using itunes to convert to mp3.

And how is the sound quality if I go this route? Still superior to straight up mp3?

Well mp3s come in varying degrees of quality. Basically, the large the bitrate (amount of bits per second), the better the quality. So when you make your own mp3 from a wav file you can decide on the bitrate. I always set mine to the highest.

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Thanks, man. Good info.

But any mp3 has some loss to it? Is that correct?

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Or, you can do it in two steps by converting the FLACs to WAV using winamp, and then using itunes to convert to mp3.

And how is the sound quality if I go this route? Still superior to straight up mp3?

Well mp3s come in varying degrees of quality. Basically, the large the bitrate (amount of bits per second), the better the quality. So when you make your own mp3 from a wav file you can decide on the bitrate. I always set mine to the highest.

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Thanks, man. Good info.

But any mp3 has some loss to it? Is that correct?

Any mp3 has a lot of loss to it.

Here are step by step instructions:

http://www.simplehelp.net/2006/08/14/ho ... ng-windows

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 Post subject: Re: FAQ: Torrent, SHN, FLAC, DVD...
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So there is no way to lisen to a lossless format on an mp3 player or iPod?

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 Post subject: Re: FAQ: Torrent, SHN, FLAC, DVD...
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I'm sure there are ways, but it's not easy.

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 Post subject: Re: FAQ: Torrent, SHN, FLAC, DVD...
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Cool. I really appreciate it. I know it comes off as schtick, but I've never been tech savy, and there aren't many people around me who will give me a straight answer on stuff like this.

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Those directions are pretty straightforward but if you get confused with a step let me know.

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Those directions are pretty straightforward but if you get confused with a step let me know.

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Look, I'm not even drunk (well, kinda) and I'm about to do that thing again.... :oops:

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i have a problem with a torrent :(
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just recently installed flac frontend on my new comp but for some reason it wont decode

keeps saying error 45 or some shit

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 Post subject: Re: FAQ: Torrent, SHN, FLAC, DVD...
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I've had problems with flac frontend so i just use winamp for my conversions.

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i have a problem with a torrent :(
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I never did get those SHNs converted. bah


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