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jsreid
2007-04-24, 05:40 PM
What is the best way to go from FLAC to a CD-R on a Mac?
I usually go FLAC > xAct > AIFF > iTunes > CD-R

Is there a better way?

U2Lynne
2007-04-24, 05:44 PM
Well, I use Toast, which will burn from flac files. But, Toast is not free.

Scott
2007-04-24, 05:46 PM
I go FLAC > MacFlac > WAV > Toast > CD-R

Scott
2007-04-24, 05:49 PM
Well, I use Toast, which will burn from flac files. But, Toast is not free.

You mean I can drop FLAC into toast and burn a CD-R without having to convert FLAC to WAV first?

U2Lynne
2007-04-24, 05:53 PM
You mean I can drop FLAC into toast and burn a CD-R without having to convert FLAC to WAV first?
Yep. At least starting with version 7.0 you can.


Also, I'd strongly suggest getting xACT. It's an all-in-one application for just about all your lossless needs.

jsreid
2007-04-24, 05:54 PM
So is there any problem burning with iTunes?

AAR.oner
2007-04-24, 06:53 PM
So is there any problem burning with iTunes?
no, especially not for your own peronal listening...use what ya want :thumbsup

i'm not sure how its burning "accuracy" compares with a program like Toast [which is what i use as well]...i do know that iTunes extraction/ripping is shite compared to xACT...even with its supposed "error correction mode"

AAR.oner
2007-04-24, 06:55 PM
Yep. At least starting with version 7.0 you can.


Also, I'd strongly suggest getting xACT. It's an all-in-one application for just about all your lossless needs.
had no idea it'll convert on the fly, thanks Lynne!

and i'ma second your recommendation on xACT...no mac trader should be without it

Scott
2007-04-24, 07:33 PM
I've got xAct so I'm in the cool group.

And to think I've spent all this time converting FLAC to WAV prior to burning with Toast.

Reminds me when I first started burning music, I didn't know that Nero (back in my PC days) automatically put a 2 second gap in between tracks. To this day I have a number of discs with that 2 second gap.

U2Lynne
2007-04-24, 07:36 PM
So is there any problem burning with iTunes?
I seem to recall reading that iTunes will add little tiny 'gaps' inbetween songs when you use it to burn a live CDR. I have no idea if this got fixed later on. I have never used it to burn a gapless CDR, so I have never experienced this.

JGH1
2007-05-04, 08:45 AM
I seem to recall reading that iTunes will add little tiny 'gaps' inbetween songs when you use it to burn a live CDR. I have no idea if this got fixed later on. I have never used it to burn a gapless CDR, so I have never experienced this.


Lynne, I've been using iTunes 4 for the past (almost) 5 years and never get gaps. Even after checking for them in Audacity......nothing.

BTW, I use this path for decoding/burning......FLAC/APE/SHN>xACT>wav>iTunes>cdr.

John