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Windows 7: Best lightweight .FLAC converter?

30 Oct 2010   #1
prep

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 
Best lightweight .FLAC converter?

I'm in need of a good FLAC converter, seems to be a lot of junk.
The FLAC from SourceForge will not install on my X64 system.


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30 Oct 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try this one ( Format Factory - Free media file format converter ). I have never used it with flac but it might work.
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30 Oct 2010   #3
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I would give CDEX a try (in the settings you can switch from default Lame engine to the internal FLAC.dll)
If that isn't what you're looking for:
Here is a blog entry which describes in great detail how to set up CDEX (which really is an excellent free ripper) to convert to Flac through an external encoder.

BTW:What's wrong with the FLAC SourceForge version? Installer gets stuck like this:
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Size:  25.6 KB

In that case simply unpack the installer with 7zip or Uniextract and copy the files you need manually

-DG


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30 Oct 2010   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

what exactly do you want to do?

rip cd's to flac?

convert flac to mp3?

super is pretty simple and lite, and will convert flac to mp3, or try 'cd to flac ripper'.

flac is a great format for ripping cd's, as you lose zero sound quality, unlike mp3's.

(of course, there is no point converting mp3s into flac, you won't gain quality.)
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31 Oct 2010   #5
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Foobar2000, here is a guide to help you.

How to use foobar2000 to convert audio files – Simple Help
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31 Oct 2010   #6
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I use dbpoweramp
works pretty good + does more than just flac
I also use Shark007 codec to play flac in wmp12.
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07 Nov 2010   #7
prep

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions, I will have to study each. I wan to take flac files, with .cue, create MP3's for my iPod. I have a lot of shows/tracks in flac, that need to be divided into separate tracks
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08 Nov 2010   #8
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

+1 for dbPowerAmp
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11 Nov 2010   #9
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
this is free and works a treat ( although it says in the title mp3 converter it converts various formats including TO and FROM FLAC fom a number of different codecs.

Koyote Soft

I use this for creating MP3 files when I want to use a portable music player.

For CD ripping directly into FLAC I find WINAMP fine -- and it tags automatically using info from GRACENOTE CDDB so saves effort there too.

I keep my music on the computer in FLAC - I want the original UNCOMPRESSED quality.

Portable pocket sized self powered usb disks as large as 1TB are cheap and readily available.

For re-tagging / re-arranging etc this works a treat too. Also can import tag data directly from online DB's.

http://www.mp3tag.de/en/


Cheers
jimbo
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04 Apr 2012   #10
Catwoman

Windows 7 Pro, 64 Bit
 
 
Flac Format Question

Hi Jimbo,

I'm from San Diego, California and I have a question 4 you. So you keep your music in FLAC because you want the original UNCOMPRESSED quality. Do you burn CDs? And how do you burn them? I, too, want the original uncompressed quality which is why I download CDs in FLAC format and then convert to WAV and burn CDs. Do you burn CDs in Flac format?

Marsha

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
this is free and works a treat ( although it says in the title mp3 converter it converts various formats including TO and FROM FLAC fom a number of different codecs.

Koyote Soft

I use this for creating MP3 files when I want to use a portable music player.

For CD ripping directly into FLAC I find WINAMP fine -- and it tags automatically using info from GRACENOTE CDDB so saves effort there too.

I keep my music on the computer in FLAC - I want the original UNCOMPRESSED quality.

Portable pocket sized self powered usb disks as large as 1TB are cheap and readily available.

For re-tagging / re-arranging etc this works a treat too. Also can import tag data directly from online DB's.

Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)


Cheers
jimbo
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