Quote: Originally Posted by jbili
I'm sorry being a novice sometimes my terminology isn't correct.
What I'm trying to do is that I purchase downloads from livedownloads in
flac format and then I just want to leave them stored on my computer and then
"burn" them to a music cd that I can play on my home stereo.
I was just looking for a program that will allow me to burn my cd's .
On my old XP computer I went through the extra steps of converting the flac files
to wave using cd wave editor and then burning them.
VERY VERY EASY
1) Download and install FREE NERO mega plugin from here Download Nero Mega Plugin Pack 1.0 - A package that will give you more features than Enterprise Edition - Softpedia
2) Now use NERO (V6 and above) to Compile your Audio CD from your FLAC file
just use Create Audio CD, drag 'n drop your Flac files to the left hand pane -- note for an Audio CD don't exceed 74 - 80 mins.
3) Burn to an image (.nrg) -- I do this first as I can then mount the "CD" with ALCOHOL 52% (also FREE) to check the CD is OK -- only takes a few seconds extra and save wasting CD's.
4) Now Burn the .NRG to a Real CD -- use "Burn Image" in Nero.
Normally NERO is bloatware these days but if you can find V6 or V7 works fine in Windows 7 (even X-64) and its great for this purpose.
I have nearly 1500 CD's all burned to FLAC and often make my own CD or MiniDisc (yes I still use those as well) compilations for playing in a Car etc.
I don't like MP3's since I knew eventually I'll have to re-rip when playing music on decent quality stuff -- now done in FLAC.
BTW some places are now offering STUDIO QUALITY downloads 24 bit @ 192 KHZ - remember a CD is "only" 16 bit @44.1 khz. Still good of course.
Here's a note from LINN RECORDS about decent recording formats- great place for EXTREMELY high qualitry music downloads - puts "ICHUNES" to absolute shame. Recording Formats
As for Music streaming in FLAC -- the Logitech squeezebox system does it --great system - also works on Linux and Macs and is FAR FAR cheaper than anything else --especially the hugely expensive sonos system.
Info about "Squeezebox System " --plays FLAC directly. http://www.logitechsqueezebox.com/