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Old 2007-11-04, 06:07 PM
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Re: Easiest way to play FLACs / SHNs on an iPod?

I'm bookmarking that.. if my 5.5Gen ever dies I'd be lost...
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Old 2008-02-05, 01:01 PM
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Re: Easiest way to play FLACs / SHNs on an iPod?

I found an easy solution (on my Macintosh). There is a .shn to .flac converter that allows me to convert these .shn files (to .flac). I then put these files into Toast Titanium 8, burn the CD and upload into iTunes without a problem.

Xact 1.62 Audio Compression Toolkit
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14246

Hope this is helpful!

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Old 2008-02-06, 03:12 PM
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Re: Easiest way to play FLACs / SHNs on an iPod?

^that's a very roundabout way to do it.

I just drag and drop the FLAC files (or SHN files) on my rockbox'ed pod, done.
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Old 2008-02-16, 08:59 AM
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Re: Easiest way to play FLACs / SHNs on an iPod?

I second the Rockbox'ed iPod approach.

I've had rockbox on my 5.5g for a while now, and I absolutely love it.

The nice features about rockbox:

-Lossless format support
-Drag and Drop audio in a folder and play using the file browser.
-Customizable EQ
-Noise reduction in quiet parts of the song over the apple firmware (at least in my case)
-Crossfeed for headphone listening!
-Customizable While Playing Screen
-Crossfade between skipped tracks
-Remaining battery life estimation
-Full backlight/brightness/fading control
-Other games/apps/jpeg viewer/txt viewer/mpeg viewer
-Etc, Etc. the list goes on and on. If you thought the apple firmware was great, Rockbox somehow still manages to improve upon it.

If you have a ton of music already on the iPod like I did, you can convert the iTunes/iPod database into the rockbox database format. Then you can use whichever firmware you want to play your music.
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Old 2008-02-17, 12:58 AM
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Re: Easiest way to play FLACs / SHNs on an iPod?

i have an 80gb ipod classic and i would love to use rockbox but i dont think it supports the new ipods. so i think im stuck.
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Old 2008-02-19, 03:23 AM
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Re: Easiest way to play FLACs / SHNs on an iPod?

I've got 80GB iPod video 5.5G rockbox works great with it
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Re: Easiest way to play FLACs / SHNs on an iPod?

would it work with a 6th gen 80gb ipod classic?
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Old 2008-02-19, 05:04 AM
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Re: Easiest way to play FLACs / SHNs on an iPod?

oh drat... you've got the latest gen, where apple changed everything around. they are still working on it (6th Gen) as well as Nano 2nd Gen.

not certain when they released the 6th gen classic/2nd gen nano but my 5.5 was released in late 2006 so everything from early 2007 and back is compatable (probably every model, at minimum all major models).

It was the same for me, when my iPod was new it was not supported yet and the thing sat and collected dust for about a year until there was a rockbox release ready for it. Now I take it everywhere. Anyhow it fuckin rules I just dump FLAC shows straight on it no transcoding.

I'll keep an eye out for the rockbox build for 6th Gen when I'm over there and start a thread whenever that and/or the build for Nano 2nd shows up. As soon as there is a halfway stable build for it I am buying a used 8GB Black 2nd Gen Nano, I really like the size, its bulletproof metal case & you can also record concerts at 16bit/44.1kHz LPCM WAV using it.

my 80GB is nicer for playing doom but I would prefer to use something smaller. I could suffer with the small drive to lose all that weight.
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Re: Easiest way to play FLACs / SHNs on an iPod?

can rockbox be installed on the ipod touch?
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Old 2008-02-20, 11:25 PM
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Re: Easiest way to play FLACs / SHNs on an iPod?

hmm... doesn't seem that way
http://build.rockbox.org/
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