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Old 2015-02-03, 11:41 PM
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Question OS X/Mac Help Needed

Any help would be appreciated: Looking for an app to convert FLAC (or SHN) to MP3 (I know, I know) or ALAC to put on iPhone etc. Foobar2000 won't run on OS X and others do not seem to pick up the tags like Live Show Tagger component does. Any suggestions?

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Old 2015-02-04, 06:53 AM
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Re: OS X/Mac Help Needed

XLD [my preferred lossless de/encoder, ripper, etc]
xACT [exports to ALAC only, no mp3]
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Old 2015-02-04, 10:11 AM
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Re: OS X/Mac Help Needed

Thanks. I have tried XLD however it does not organize in folders, instead you get individual files dumped into iTunes that aren't tagged. Perhaps there is a setting or something I missed on it?
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Old 2015-02-04, 01:00 PM
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Re: OS X/Mac Help Needed

xACT makes mp3s..under the lame tab if I recall.

xACT is the way to go.
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Old 2015-02-04, 01:36 PM
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Re: OS X/Mac Help Needed

Tried that as well but again was not able to keep the tagging or get output in folders
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Old 2015-02-04, 04:14 PM
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Re: OS X/Mac Help Needed

ffmpeg is cross platform, and seems to preserve tags.

ffmpeg -i inputfile.flac -acodec alac outputfile.m4a

I don't use mac or windows, so I'm not sure of the proper way to do it on those platforms, but to do an entire folder in 'nix I'd do:

for tune in *.flac;do ffmpeg -i "$tune" -acodec alac "$(basename $tune flac)"m4a;done
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Old 2015-02-04, 08:22 PM
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Re: OS X/Mac Help Needed

Xact does mp3s under the Lossy tab. Works great!
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Old 2015-02-04, 09:19 PM
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Re: OS X/Mac Help Needed

Maybe I need to make my issue more clear: I know that Xact converts Flac to mp3. But it outputs them into individual mp3 files and does not maintain the show folder, or song title tagging. Thus you are left with, say in the context of a GD show, 20-25 mp3 files that you have to retag, rename etc. I am looking for something that you can drop a folder into and have it converted and remain tagged as it came in.

If Xact can do that then I must not have the settings properly adjusted. I can get mp3 files, but all tagging seems gone and the finished files are just strays
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Old 2015-02-05, 06:31 PM
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Re: OS X/Mac Help Needed

There isn't an all-in-one programme for the conversion. For the batch tagging after outputting the files as MP3, some people use metadatics.
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Re: OS X/Mac Help Needed

I understand now and I do not do batches and need the tags intact. I will grab a file set throw it in xACT let it out put to my desk top then fool with it as needed....I do use a classic iPod and iTunes (thus the vile mp3s) so sometimes I have it output directly into iTunes and some stuff keeps its names and such and other file set fail that task.
however Karst is correct there is not an app that does what you seek end to end...Write to Scott who does xAct he made some changes I requested/suggested because file titles with . in them would not convert best wishes
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There isn't an all-in-one programme for the conversion. For the batch tagging after outputting the files as MP3, some people use metadatics.
Thank you. That is what I feared and suspected, but wanted to kick the tires on here.
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Old 2015-02-06, 07:05 AM
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Re: OS X/Mac Help Needed

"lossy tab"?? seems i haven't upgraded xACT in a while!
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