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As the above question asks is there any way to get my songs into a FLAC format?

Any way to buy future songs/albums in FLAC?
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Rip them from a CD or buy them from some flac websites like hdtracks.com
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Originally Posted by SecrtAgentMan View Post
As the above question asks is there any way to get my songs into a FLAC format?

Any way to buy future songs/albums in FLAC?
Very few places I know offer tracks in FLAC. The only legal way I know of is to take a CD and rip it into FLAC using codecs

http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html

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Rip them from a CD or buy them from some flac websites like hdtracks.com
How is their selection of music? I don't recall them having a wide variety of songs.
Edited by youra6 - 4/21/11 at 11:06am
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I remember a story nearby that accepted returns on CD's, opened or not. They closed down a few years back
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CDs mostly. There are a few websites that offer FLAC downloads. Some of them are just "upconverted" lower bitrate songs. So be wary of that. You also have to pay a premium over your standard MP3.

Then sometimes the artists may provide FLAC songs directly.
    
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So just converting an MP3 to FLAC will be terrible I assume?
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So just converting an MP3 to FLAC will be terrible I assume?
Indeed..like above poster says that's just upconverting
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transcoding from a lossy format to anything else = more loss
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Try this website, some pretty good stuff (even better than CD quality): https://www.hdtracks.com/
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http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index....e=EAC_and_FLAC

--most accurate and IMO best way to rip from CDs into flac format.
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