aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8724 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2044 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1968 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.
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21484 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1959 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, 934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1941 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.