FLAC → ALAC

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Converting FLAC files to Apple Lossless encoding, for listening on an iPod or streaming to an Airport Express.

  1. Install this FLAC component for QuickTime (alpha version) and qt_tools
  2. qt_export --video=0 --dodialog 'input_file.flac' output_file.mov

    In the dialog that pops up, select 'Apple Lossless' in the sound settings and press OK.

    In theory, this should work automatically, but it seems to produce an error when saving the file:

    qt_export --video=0 --audio=alac 'input_file.flac' output_file.mov

Or you can just use iTunes (once the FLAC component is installed) - this Applescript comes in handy for choosing an encoder.