Apple iPod & FLAC Audio

Thinking about upgrading your old iPod video or iPod classic with a larger capacity SSD drive for your FLAC lossless audio files and want to continue using iTunes? You should read this first.

If you buy or download music in FLAC files, you may want to play them in iTunes. While iTunes doesn’t support FLAC files, it’s very easy to convert them to Apple Lossless, or ALAC, an equivalent lossless format that iTunes supports. Converting audio files from one lossless format to another is lossless; in other words, there is no quality lost when you convert from FLAC to ALAC. (The same is true with other uncompressed or lossless formats, such as WAV, AIFF, APE, SHN, and others.)

The best app for doing this on a Mac is the free XLD. It can convert to and from just about every audio format you will even want to use and does so retaining metadata; tags with track info and album artwork.

If you use Windows, you can get a free version of dBpoweramp, which can convert files, and a paid version, which you can use to rip CDs, edit tags and more.

Why not upgrade your iPod to SSD using our postal repair service? Or if you’re local, why not pop in to see us? We keep you posted at every step of the process and offer after-service support, second to none.

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