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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2007, 01:25:12 PM »
I was reading another message board and saw a thread about 24-bit FLAC playback on mac.
This was the final recommendation. YMMV
It does not, I'm told, play shn. but shn is for dinosaurs, anyway.

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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2008, 10:49:28 PM »
VLC will also play FLAC:

  http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

And this post seems to indicate that it's possible, through a number of steps, to play flac in iTunes. I have yet to try this:

  http://earpick.wordpress.com/2007/06/11/how-to-play-flac-in-itunes-on-mac/

Two other compression utilities I use, besides xACT are Max and XLD:

  http://sbooth.org/Max/
  http://tmkk.hp.infoseek.co.jp/xld/index_e.html

Neither decodes shn but both let me encode from flac directly into apple lossless or aac for itunes/ipod usage.

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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2008, 11:13:18 PM »
Well, I for one am stoked because I just figured out that Toast supports Flac.....I use cog to listen to my flacs, but when I needed to burna cd for a friend or the car or whatever, I always used xact to go to AIFF...for fun I dropped a bunch of flacs in toast, burned a disc  and lo and behold, it worked.....duhh...what a timesaver!

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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2008, 12:36:18 AM »
Yeah, I've been using Toast for a while.  My only complaint is about the cue file.  It can't be dragged/dropped anywhere I think.  I had XLD, but I'll have to try that method again.  It's fairly easy to make a UI for an app like that.  Maybe even do some other things like completely tag the files.
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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2008, 09:47:56 PM »
Thanks for the info on Cog.  Being able to play the shn/flac files is so much easier than converting, burning/storing shows. 

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By the way, the newest version didn't seem to make my Mac too happy, so I went with an older version and it works smoothly!

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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2008, 10:05:49 PM »


By the way, the newest version didn't seem to make my Mac too happy, so I went with an older version and it works smoothly!

Mine used to crash if I had files in the queue which had been moved or deleted.  I would have to re-install, it was retarded.

The new version is rock solid though.

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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2008, 10:11:46 PM »
Of course I spoke too soon.  As it was changing tracks, it would crash.   :frustrated:

Maybe i will try the update and see how it works.

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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2008, 10:15:22 PM »
Of course I spoke too soon.  As it was changing tracks, it would crash.   :frustrated:

Maybe i will try the update and see how it works.

Alright, when I try and open the newest version, it tells me there are "no mountable file systems"

I am still running 10.3 and I think this is for 10.4

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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2008, 10:31:54 PM »
Any reason to not update to leopard?  I think many softwares have dropped support for Tiger.

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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2008, 10:51:57 PM »
I am a poor teacher trying to buy a house.  Also waiting until summer so they can work out all the bugs.

I am using Cog version .4 and it is working great.  So far...prolly jinxed myself with thatnow...
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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2008, 11:48:46 PM »
the educational price for Leopard is $70.  just go to store.apple.com and then to the Education section to purchase for that price.  it's a SOLID upgrade man, you'll be happy.
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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2008, 11:57:54 PM »
Yeah, thinking about Tiger, I'm not sure it even had spotlight.  Not that I advocate stealing, but I'm sure you know there are ways to obtain a new OS without paying. 

In all honesty, for the last few releases, I've split it with my bro, so although I haven't bought myself a 100% legit copy, I've been involved with the purchase.  In any case, I've always found it easy to come up with a justification if I've needed one.  :wink:

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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2008, 12:52:44 PM »
the educational price for Leopard is $70.  just go to store.apple.com and then to the Education section to purchase for that price.  it's a SOLID upgrade man, you'll be happy.

Good to know.  I will check that out.
Thanks for the info.  I love the fact that apple has those deals for educators.  I guess we teachers get paid in more ways than just the "big bucks."   :-P

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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2008, 12:59:38 PM »
sure thing.  Apple and education go back a long way... it's always been one of their strongest markets, and is mutually beneficial for both. 
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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2008, 08:25:12 AM »
(For all you mac guys) FLUKE supposedly plays FLAC in iTunes
http://earpick.cubicfruit.com/2008/05/15/fluke-play-flacs-in-itunes/


Obviously, I have no mac so I can't testify to its function...