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Converting FLAC files to AIFF or ALAC with XLD

CONVERTING FLAC FILES TO AIFF OR ALAC WITH XLD

How to Use XLD to Convert FLAC to AIFF or ALAC

XLD is available for download here.

With XLD, there are a variety of options available to you, many of which you do not need to worry about for the mere conversion of FLAC to ALAC or AIFF. Unlike Max, you do NOT need to manually set the bit rate (i.e. 16 bit or 24 bit). XLD will automatically detect the bit rate in the FLAC file and output the correct bit rate in the ALAC or AIFF file. Once you have downloaded XLD and moved the application into your Applications folder, you should launch the program and set the Preferences.

In the General tab, select the Output format and the Output directory. The Output directory should be the on the same volume as your iTunes library. After conversion you will be able to drag and drop the files into the “Automatically Add to iTunes” folder, as discussed here

 

For Apple Lossless (ALAC)

 

For AIFF

 

Batch Settings

These are the Batch settings we recommend

These are the CDDB settings we recommend

These are the Metadata settings we recommend

NOTE: The CD Rip and CD Burn settings are not needed for converting FLAC files.