View Full Version : flac/shn > aac

2005-05-16, 01:29 PM
Is there any easy way to transcode flac/shn > aac using a suitable frontend ?

Before you leap up and down, this is purely for my own use and the resulting lossy files wouldn't escape from my hard drive.

ie, I'd be dragging flacs from my dvd-r archive onto the hard drive and then converting > aac for casual listening in iTunes.

My PC is hooked up to the amp - this is purely a hard drive space saving exercise.

I know I could transcode directly to mp3 but I prefer the sound quality of aac.


2005-05-16, 01:43 PM
Audio File Format Converter can do it. it comes with Free CD-DA Extractor http://www.download.com/Free-CD-DA-Extractor/3000-2140_4-10327914.html?tag=lst-0-5

2005-05-16, 06:32 PM
"just use foobar2000"


2005-05-16, 07:50 PM
^what he said

2005-05-16, 08:06 PM
To elaborate on foobar2000... ;)

If you have iTunes (currently regarded as the best AAC encoder), you can use the free iTunesEncode program as a commandline encoder through foobar2000's diskwriter. Read about it here (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=29821). Basically it automatically imports the track on the fly to iTunes, which then encodes it using the settings that you specify within iTunes.

In foobar2000, click the foobar2000 menu>preferences. Select "discwriter" from the list on the left. Under "output presets," click "add new," choose commandline encoder, and click OK. Then you get an empty encoder options window.

Encoder: [whatever your path to iTunesEncode is]
Extension: m4a
-e "AAC Encoder" -a "%a" -l "%g" -t "%t" -g "%m" -y %y -n %n -i %s -o %d
This is the commandline the author gave, but without the "-d" option, which would remove the file from iTunes (since you said that's where you wanted it to go anyway).

Format is: lossy
Highest BPS mode supported: 16

Give this encoder preset a display name, and don't worry about the other options.

Now, just select files in the playlist, right-click>convert>run conversion.