So, you have ripped some files from a source and stored them as FLAC files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. This means you have made a great choice because the file type compresses the size of the file without reducing the sound quality of the audio. You can create your mix playlist, store it and enjoy the same quality as if it had just been recorded in the studio. A perfect way to pull together a gift for your loved one’s birthday or an anniversary. It is open source; it offers quality, but…
There is always a but, right? Well, this one is significant. You prepare the playlist for the hot date, but it won’t play. There are few MP3 players, whether on a computer or mobile device, that will play a FLAC file. In other words, high quality but with limited playback options. You may get CD quality with half the space taken, but you cannot just play it anywhere.
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What is a FLAC file?
A FLAC file is an audio file. It is useful because it is compressed using the FLAC audio encoding algorithm. This algorithm is an open source lossless, audio code, which is excellent at storing high-quality audio in a small space. FLAC is a much better format than CDA and WAV, as the sound quality is as good as a CD but with about half the size of these previous files.
Why would you want to split a FLAC file?
A FLAC splitter is essential for two reasons. The first reason to split FLAC is to rip an individual track from a CD. A CD is loaded with a cue file, which gives individual information about what track is playing now and what is coming next. To split FLAC files, you take this information and use it to make an individual file of each track you want.
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The Total Audio Converter lets you quickly and easily convert ASX to MP3, and many other mainstream audio formats. The somewhat obscure ASX extension can only be opened by a few programs, leaving the majority of users that encounter this file wondering how to open it. With our ASX to MP3 Converter, you can open ASX files and listen to them before you convert; letting you locate, organize and modify files freely.
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APE and FLAC files can contain whole albums composed of several tracks. Normally they are accompanied by a CUE file, that says where each track starts and ends and the tracks’ names. The CUE file makes it possible to split APE or FLAC albums into individual tracks. Total Audio Converter will do the job for you.
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iPod today is not just a music player. It is an indispensable piece of technology. With its ability to play music and some video, it is has become part of entertaining a person on the go. But if you are still using your iPod as a mere music player then 50% of its potential is lost for you. Here is a comprehensive list of different programs that will help you to unlock the full potential of your iPod.
1. Anapod Explorer – manage your iPod through full Windows Explorer integration under My Computer. The tool has the look and feel of Explorer. So browsing your iPod using Explorer-like folders, right-click menus, and drag and drop saves loads of time and effort. Besides, Anapod allows you to easily transfer music and data to and from your iPod.
2. iGadget is another many-in-one tool to enhance your iPod. It will transfer songs and playlists from your iPod to your computer and/or into iTunes and preserve user ratings, play counts, and last played dates. But that is not all;) iGadget will make your iPod show you the movie showtimes, daily horoscope, weather forecasts, and even gas prices in your area! It’s both Windows and Mac compatible.
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