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Windows 7: Best lightweight .FLAC converter?

04 Apr 2012   #11
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

If you are wanting to separate the songs with the cue files then what you need is a small, free program named Medieval Cue Splitter (Medieval CUE Splitter (PC)). It is the best.

Please be warned that very often the accompanying cue files are not written properly. In those cases while the MCS can handle these slightly defective files better than other programs there may still be some files that it cannot handle. In that case you have to open these cue files in Notepad/Wordpad to edit them and make them workable.


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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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05 Apr 2012   #12
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Hello Marsha,

As for your query, presumably you want to make Audio CDs (CDAs) from lossless Flacs and Apes. I do it all the time with a small free program named Burrrn (Burrrn - Download). It is an excellent little program. It can also read the accompanying cue file and split the the work into individual tracks before burning.

Amarnath Wanchoo


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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
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05 Apr 2012   #13
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hey guys/gals... This Thread is from mid/late 2010 and was last posted in about a Year and five months ago!! (except yours)
You might want to start new threads for your questions.
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05 Apr 2012   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

This is the EASIEST method

1) Rip CD's with Winamp into FLAC -- the advantage of Winamp is that it gets info from gracenote even when playing FLAC directly on the computer.


2) You can re-create the original CD's in their entirety (either as "physical CD's" or as "Virtual CD's") by using NERO with the free mega plugin to burn the Flac format to the standard CDA -- the re-created CD is 100% the same in quality etc etc as the original.

I have one of those smaller 3TB external drives where I just store ALL my CD's now in the original format as virtual ISO's -- Disk space is still relatively cheap (and actually beginning to get cheaper again). This serves as a Music CD archive. The FLAC files I have on line on the computer.

I don't like Ipods so as a music player I use a Sandisk Sansa clip (8GB internal memory, 32GB external with one of those micro SDHC cards --like a mobile phone). This player plays FLAC directly so no mp3 conversion required or needed.

The device only costs around 50 USD too so if it gets broken etc --cheap enough to get another one.

Link for the Nero plugin:

Download Nero Mega Plugin Pack 1.0 Free - A package that will give you more features than the Enterprise Edition - Softpedia

Cheers
jimbo
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05 Apr 2012   #15
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Anyway it is alive again, so we might as well continue from here.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeepmann4x4 View Post
Hey guys/gals... This Thread is from mid/late 2010 and was last posted in about a Year and five months ago!! (except yours)
You might want to start new threads for your questions.
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15 Jun 2015   #16
turningpointup

Windows 7
 
 

I prefer iDealshare VideoGo. It can split FLAC into MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, AC3, M4A, etc

And i like its split and conversion without quality loss and its batch conversion function.
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15 Jun 2015   #17
JustCall

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
 
 

Pretty old thread, but I suggest Freemake Audio Converter.
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20 Jun 2015   #18
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by turningpointup View Post
I prefer iDealshare VideoGo. It can split FLAC into MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, AC3, M4A, etc

And i like its split and conversion without quality loss and its batch conversion function.
"Conversion without quality loss" is obviously a statement which cannot be true, unless the output format is also "lossless" (e.g. WAV, M4A) in which case these would be bit-identical in "quality" to the original FLAC. All other formats you mention are "lossy", which by definition cannot be bit-identical and therefore cannot possibly be talked about as "without quality loss" no matter how good the conversion/quality parameter are in coming from FLAC. Lossy formats "sound pretty good", but a statement like "conversion without quality loss" is simply untrue.

And of course, if your created your FLAC files directly from the original source CD or WAV, then your FLAC files are "bit-perfect lossless duplicates" of the original CD tracks, just physically smaller in size due to the improved compression method of FLAC. But if the source for your FLAC originals was some other non-perfect "lossy" source in the first place (e.g. MP3, which for some reason you converted to FLAC), well hopefully that isn't true.
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