aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8590 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
I can't even remember the last time I used anything but iTunes for converting CDs. If the codec doesn't have to be FLAC, you can use iTunes and choose the Apple Lossless codec for your encode.
If you do need FLAC, the only advice that I can give is that your encoding software should have access to the CDDB. IIRC, iTunes and many other applications use this database to add the information that you're looking for to the files and/or libraries.
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type-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4824 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1699 times:
The latest version of Nero will rip FLAC files to CD. That's what I use. But it's not free, however there is a 10 day free trial available.
FLAC files have much better musical fidelity than .mp3 files do. It's definitely worth the trouble.
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Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1690 times:
Quoting type-rated (Reply 6): FLAC files have much better musical fidelity than .mp3 files do. It's definitely worth the trouble.
AAC is a very good intermediate solution, however. It is a lot better than MP3 and very difficult to distinguish from a lossless encoding while taking only a fraction of its space. Which is not surprising since it is the official successor of MP3.
GST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 930 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1672 times:
I personally use Foobar for ripping to FLAC, I would use MusicBee (my preferred player as it is by far the leanest running player I've found that has all the features I want) as it is capable of doing it with the codec installed however I haven't been able to get the tagging to work in it.
Both of these are free programs, like itunes & co.