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Title: Playing FLAC on apple products?
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Hey guys,
              I'm wondering if any of you play FLAC files on apple products? I ask because someone has asked me and I don't have an iphone or anything. I know apple makes it difficult because they are dodgy and try to force you to only use their format. Hopefully there's a simple way to do so.
 
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#2
Converting the file from flac to alac, is the same in Apple as flac. Need to find an app to do so. This is one possibility.
 
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One possibility we look dimly upon, because then you're changing the program, cant't verify it came from us anymore, and doing exactly what Apple wants you to do: use their standard instead of the standard that everyone else uses.
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I am using „Flacbox“, which suits me well when playing from portable ios devices. For desktop „VLC“ should prolly work.
 
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I just stick to MP3s on my iPod and iPhone to be honest.

Changing the file in any way, no matter how they claim it changes, is still a risk of the subliminal content being wrecked due to the admittedly obscure stuff we listen to. I wouldn't trust that process at all.

I think MP3s are probably the safest bet in such a case.
 
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(07-30-2020, 12:54 AM)Benjamin Wrote: Hey guys,
              I'm wondering if any of you play FLAC files on apple products? I ask because someone has asked me and I don't have an iphone or anything. I know apple makes it difficult because they are dodgy and try to force you to only use their format. Hopefully there's a simple way to do so.


“VLC”

Free app, very easy to use, multiple options to transfer files (no need to use a cable or go through iTunes), plays FLAC flawlessly. VLC has been an institution on all platforms for many years, no need to look further.
 
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(07-30-2020, 11:31 AM)yoshilee Wrote: I am using „Flacbox“, which suits me well when playing from portable ios devices. For desktop „VLC“ should prolly work.

VLC is available for mobile as well. That’s what I use it, it works perfectly. (Except I have not found a way to add the same track multiple times in a playlist, so I have to use a workaround and duplicate the file first.)
 
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(07-30-2020, 05:17 PM)CatMan Wrote: I just stick to MP3s on my iPod and iPhone to be honest.

Changing the file in any way, no matter how they claim it changes, is still a risk of the subliminal content being wrecked due to the admittedly obscure stuff we listen to. I wouldn't trust that process at all.

I think MP3s are probably the safest bet in such a case.

I am not so sure that MP3 won’t be changed, Apple uses AAC, not MP3 internally. Right now I cannot verify whether MP3 stays in MP3 format or is converted to AAC when imported into iTunes/Apple Music but either way VLC is a safer bet because it won’t change the file format for sure. And as an added bonus it allows you to play FLAC and gain the extra (what is it 5%) effectiveness.
 
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(07-30-2020, 07:13 PM)fab10 Wrote:
(07-30-2020, 11:31 AM)yoshilee Wrote: I am using „Flacbox“, which suits me well when playing from portable ios devices. For desktop „VLC“ should prolly work.

VLC is available for mobile as well. That’s what I use it, it works perfectly. (Except I have not found a way to add the same track multiple times in a playlist, so I have to use a workaround and duplicate the file first.)

I have personally found, as has my GF, that VLC for Android is frequently guilty of crashing in the middle of a playlist or mysteriously stopping playing it.  Hope that's not the case for Apple users.
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(07-30-2020, 07:22 PM)Shannon Wrote:
(07-30-2020, 07:13 PM)fab10 Wrote:
(07-30-2020, 11:31 AM)yoshilee Wrote: I am using „Flacbox“, which suits me well when playing from portable ios devices. For desktop „VLC“ should prolly work.

VLC is available for mobile as well. That’s what I use it, it works perfectly. (Except I have not found a way to add the same track multiple times in a playlist, so I have to use a workaround and duplicate the file first.)

I have personally found, as has my GF, that VLC for Android is frequently guilty of crashing in the middle of a playlist or mysteriously stopping playing it.  Hope that's not the case for Apple users.

No, it never crashed on me (and I have used it a lot)
 
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Cool, thanks guys.

Yeah I knew converting wasn't a good idea, hopefully one of these work for him.
 
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