How to Play FLAC on iPod on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included)
Does ipod play flac files? Also, what is the best file format that the ipod will play to get lossless music? Thanks.
I downloaded some FLAC files, not realizing that Mac computers don't support them, so i can't put the songs onto my iPod now. Any suggestions?
Does iPod play FLAC files? As a free lossless audio codec, FLAC can’t be supported by any Apple product like iPod, iTunes iPad and iPhone etc. Fortunately, this article here will teach you how to play FLAC on iPod in lossless or lossy way in detail.
- • Convert FLAC iPod in lossless way — Convert FLAC to Apple Lossless or AIFF to play FLAC files on iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Mini etc. (Note that Apple Lossless and AIFF are both lossless. )
- • Convert FLAC iPod in lossy way — Convert FLAC to MP3 or AAC to play FLAC files on iPod of any kind, such as iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Mini.
Playing FLAC on iPod, you need to convert FLAC to iPod on Mac OS X, so you can smoothly enjoy the wonderful FLAC audio content on iPod as what is desired. An intuitive Audio converter for Mac is strongly recommended, which allows you to convert FLAC to AIFF, MP3, AAC for iPod both in lossless and lossy compression.
Step 1: Import FLAC files to this FLAC iPod converter for Mac
After you launch this app, what you need to do is to load FLAC files. To do this, you can go to File”>Add Media Files” from the main menu to select FLAC files, or directly drag one or several FLAC files to the software.
Step 2: Select AIFF” for lossless compression, MP3” or AAC” for lossy compression
Now, you need to select an iPod-friendly audio format as the output format. If you still want to get lossless music, AIFF” is your best choice, while if you prefer smaller size, MP3” or AAC” is your option.
Click the format type at the bottom of this program's pane to reveal the output panel, and then go to Audio tab and select AIFF” or ”MP3” or AAC”.
Note: If you need to trim audio to the length you want or cut off unwanted audio clips, you can use this app’s editing function.
Step 3: Convert FLAC to iPod on Mac OS X
Hit the Convert button on the bottom right of the program window to perform FLAC iPod conversion on Mac OS X. The process will take you some time, which mainly depends on the size of all imported FLAC files and the performance of your Mac computer.
Now, you can import the output files to iTunes without any trouble, and then sync them to iPod. In this way, you can smoothly realize iPod Touch FLAC, iPod Classic FLAC, iPod Nano FLAC, iPod Shuffle FLAC, iPod Mini FLAC for entertainment.