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paperskyline
post May 5 2012, 15:08
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What if I convert FLAC files to ALAC and then convert it to AAC using iTunes?
Will there be any degradation of quality when I convert the FLAC to ALAC?
I want iTunes to convert my files to AAC. I don't want to use any other AAC codec (like Nero).
So is it OK if I convert FLAC to ALAC?
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smok3
post May 6 2012, 19:24
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ffmpeg -i file.flac -acodec alac -vn out.m4a
(seems to be working, metadata travels as well)

p.s. i have an OS X droplet for that, but if you want recursive directory stuff, it would need some modifications, currently it takes bunch of files as input only. http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1528488 (check /audio folder: audioToAlacInternal.app)

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polemon
post May 7 2012, 00:30
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QUOTE (smok3 @ May 6 2012, 20:24) *
ffmpeg -i file.flac -acodec alac -vn out.m4a


I tend to avoid FFmpeg when possible. I much rather use the the encoders/decoders directly. Saving the metadata to JSON should be no problem, for putting it back into the new format later.

As a matter of fact, there is no decent raw format available. As I said in my earlier post, I use it quite often, since I do live recordings. Something like a PCM file with an accompanying JSON would be nice.

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