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Just wanted to see what software you guys are using to play your FLAC files. I've always used MP3s and stuff that ran through iTunes but I'm feeling rather curious to see how much of a difference there is and if it's even worth it for me to go FLAC. Also I'm assuming you can't go from MP3 to FLAC so where do you guys get your FLAC files from??

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Current Question:
What about ripping from a burnt CD? I'm assuming it won't come out as high of a quality as coming from a retail CD but what kind of quality would it be if I ripped a burnt CD??
Edited by VW_TDI_02 - 12/23/10 at 12:05am
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post #2 of 47
I use Winamp(on my PC & my Droid 2), for ripping and playing.
    
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this is what i use,it will play just about every file.including video_ts and iso files:http://www.videolan.org/
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post #4 of 47
I used SongBird for a while. It's a really powerful mediaplayer with all (and more) of the features of iTunes, and it plays FLAC.
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Foobar. But I never play flacs. If I did, they'd be in foobar.
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So i just downloaded Winamp and have it up and running. I'm getting some sample FLAC songs and will be running the MP3 version as well as the FLAC version to see if I can notice a difference. Here is my current set up:

P7P55D-E PRO --> Pioneer Sound Mixer/Stereo Amplifier SA-055 --> Audiotechnica ATH-M40fs

Yes I know that am is ancient (over 20 years old) but it still works as a headphone amp
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post #7 of 47
Another vote for Foobar, its great skinned. Its a bit complicated, buts its a great piece of software.
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foobar + flac frontend should work... -- http://members.home.nl/w.speek/flac.htm
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Foobar is definitely my first choice, very lightweight, tons of support for weird files, very fast, and lots of customization options.
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