I am impressed - excellent program with wonderful flexibility and results.
As impressed with decode as with encode - although I have used decode more. Very impressed with how little is lost in encoding it. Better by a long shot than Apple Lossless but thats MY humble opinion.
I do get some of the errors re: Binaries and the like when I install on a new machine, but it never seems to stop the program from running flawlesssly.
I have downloaded this and installed MacFlac twice. It does not work. First, it says "MacFlac needs to install binaries..." then, "Is: /usr/local: No such file or directory (1)"
What gives? There's no preferences on the program (that I can find) that allows me to check anything. Is my machine just faulty or is it the program?
Had difficulty installing because I was using a download that I had on an external drive with its own system. So I re-downloaded and installed and it worked a treat. This is an excellent program. Thank you
MacFlak is a strange one, can't seem to install it I mount the image click of the file and it says (flack is going to install the binaries" then says no such file or directory...I havent seemed to have found any installer notes: I recently found that, that file is the install what a headache
Another problem recently encountered with MacFLAC 2,1.2. I just downloaded a Van Morrison show in torrent .flac format. When I try to decode the .flacs I'm left with only ONE .aiff file.
The file nams are
VM Bilbao 01.03.05 CD101.flac
CD102.flac .... etc up to
VM Bilbao 01.03.05 CD110.flac for CD 1 and another 10 files for CD 2 yet they all end up as
VM Bilbao 01.aiff ???
I've tried removing the spaces from the names
and got the same results. What gives Dan?
For those having trouble with non-existent directories:
Don't use *any* non-standard characters in directory names/paths. MacFLAC must have a "clear" path to do its stuff correctly. Use only alpha-numeric characters and underscores or hyphens. No asterisks, brackets, slashes, etc.
Definitely some problems here. I get an Applescript error every time I install the FLAC binaries, but I was still able to decode and encode for about two weeks, when I suddenly lost the ability to encode files. This is a bummer, it's so close to working smoothly.
I've tried a couple of times now to encode a show
I taped from .aif files to .flacs. Both times
The progress.txt file comes up
sh: line 1: /usr/local/bin/flac: No such file or directory
What gives/ I looked and sure nuf there is no
well, first file I tried on, said it wasn't an AIFF, but it was...
Second one, I get a cryptic message about a directory (that it apparently were supposed to create itself since it's got the name of the album) that doesn't exist.
Super alpha at best - definitely not a 2.x release
I've had nothing but problems with MacFlac. It will allow me once to decode one file and that's it. Then it won't work at all. Natrually, since some offerings are flac. I need flac. I'm just really frustrated. I have a friend who uses it with no trouble, but for me it consistently fails me.
I haven't had a problem with any version of this. I tried FLACer, but it choked on a larger file, which MacFLAC had no problem with. So given that this is free and FLACer is shareware, I think I'll stick to the free software that works!
Also, I think this application was greatly improved by the ability to specify the output directoy. Thanks Dan, keep up the good work.
I never had a problem with Shorten for the Mac OS X or classic...
its just recently that someone posted a flac file in a group i frequent that I needed to look for a decoder...
a proper review is forthcoming. I have to d/l the tracks first...
I'm a professional recording engineer and I really like this app. It kicks the !@#$%^& out of Shorten, which didn't even work! I'm really glad that Phish has switched over to this FLAC format for their live phish downloads series. I haven't used this a lot yet, but it is easy to use and does what it's supposed to, which is a lot more than Shorten ever did for me.