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I just got my Sony NWZ Z1060 in today and was hoping to get by the lack of flac support with android apps. Playerpro doesn't work, and nor does its DSP pack 2.0; poweramp distorts the sound as well (makes it grainy and losses fidelity for some reason). The stock player sounds fine, and I find that playerpro does too, but I can't get the DSP pack to work and recongize the flac files. So, I'm looking for software to convert the .flac to a lossless .wav format. How do I go about this to make it a 1:1 rip from flac?

Unless there are other android players out there that don't distort the sound and support the .flac codecs?
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Nvm, I'll just stick with poweramp.
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Hi!

Sorry nobody helped you, just a couple of things.

dbpoweramp converts .flac to .wav nicely. But it is not freeware.

I know firsthand that Winamp supports .flac and .wav, so converting between formats is a breeze. Note that converting between lossless formats are always 1:1.

Upon reading about your new device, it would seem that you have the Gingerbread version of Android. If I remember correctly, .flac support didn't start until Honeycomb. Poweramp maybe your only option.

Have you thought about trying ALAC? I know that poweramp supports ALAC, and I am not sure if it will sound any better. ALAC has better compression than .wav, so you may want to try that. If you totally anti-Apple, then wav is your best bet.
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Hi!

Sorry nobody helped you, just a couple of things.

dbpoweramp converts .flac to .wav nicely. But it is not freeware.

I know firsthand that Winamp supports .flac and .wav, so converting between formats is a breeze. Note that converting between lossless formats are always 1:1.

Upon reading about your new device, it would seem that you have the Gingerbread version of Android. If I remember correctly, .flac support didn't start until Honeycomb. Poweramp maybe your only option.

Thanks for the information! It turns out that .wav is less CPU intensive too (not that it matters on desktop use, but might give you an hour or so more playback due to the lack of decoding).

Yeah, that's what had me end up sticking to poweramp. The DAC in this puppy is nice; a lot nicer then my SGS II at least. I turned off a few settings on poweramp and it seems to be helping keep the audio playback clean. I tried looking for custom roms but XDA did not invest any of their time into it unfortunately.

I'll take a look into dbpoweramp, though. It might be useful in the future.
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Thanks for the information! It turns out that .wav is less CPU intensive too (not that it matters on desktop use, but might give you an hour or so more playback due to the lack of decoding).
Yeah, that's what had me end up sticking to poweramp. The DAC in this puppy is nice; a lot nicer then my SGS II at least. I turned off a few settings on poweramp and it seems to be helping keep the audio playback clean. I tried looking for custom roms but XDA did not invest any of their time into it unfortunately.
I'll take a look into dbpoweramp, though. It might be useful in the future.

That's one great thing about .wav! Because of the lack of compression, there is a very limited amount of decoding (maybe even none at all). Just realize that if you do use .wav, each CD rip is about ~500MB. So two CD's will take up about a 1GB's worth of space. You might be able to fit 64-68 CDs (full rips).

I don't know if you seen my suggestion about ALAC, but that is another format that you could try.
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Things like EAC rip to WAV then compress it to FLAC. If you want the absolute best quality just re-rip with EAC and don't convert it to flac.
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