FLACer
FLACer
1.1

4.8

FLACer free download for Mac

FLACer

1.1
11 November 2004

Encoder/decoder for FLAC.

Overview

FLACer is an free encoder/decoder for FLAC (the free lossless audio codec). FLACer also uses the Sound Exchange Library for conversion of CDDA audio.

To use FLACer, simply drag and drop the files you would like encoded (registered version only) or decoded into the list and press \"Begin\". Higher compression levels take more time to encode. FLACer supports AIFF, WAV, and CDDA (AIFC) formats, in addition to FLAC.

Flac files can be played using such applications as VLC on Mac OS X and xmms under X11.

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Anonymous
12 November 2004

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When God looks on FLACer for Mac OS X, He sees that it should be a QuickTime codec.
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Version 1.1
Rubaiyat
17 October 2009
Be nice if it converted to Apple Lossless, my preferred format as that is what most of my collection is.
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Version 1.1
Sharps
26 October 2007
Its awesome. FLAC is the best way to compress audio because it preserves the sound 100%, and still giving at least 2:1 compression. FLACer has been working well for me with os x 10.4.10.
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Version 1.1
Eastcoast
19 October 2007
This worked great, I have tried all the others and had all but given up on downloading the better sounding FLAC. Many thanks for keeping it simple. Cannot understand why Apple does not provide this for us.
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Version 1.1
2 answer(s)
Stormchild
Stormchild
06 October 2008
I guess you've never noticed the "Apple Lossless" codec that's been in iTunes and QuickTime for several years now. It provides lossless compression at about the same ratio as FLAC, but uses the industry standard MPEG4 file format.
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Version 1.1
akvavit
akvavit
20 June 2017
Problem is the FLAC file would have to be in iTunes in order to convert it to Apple Lossless and you can’t do that. I use XLD to convert FLAC files to Apple Lossless.
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Calle
08 July 2007
Works as described, for free. Well done! It's the only app I use in Rosetta though, an Intel-release would be appreciated. Also I can't get it to put the converted files in the designated folder - they appears in the origin folder no matter what I do, but it's not really a problem - and it would cut one step in the process if it would encode FLACs to MP3/MP4 instead of just AIFFs (I know, I'm more of a diskophile than a discophile).
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Version 1.1
Heathermason
13 January 2006
Excellent! It does what it says it will do, and does it quickly.
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Version 1.1
Chris  Filchak
13 September 2005
All I needed was a converter for a FLAC torrent. Period. FLACer 1.1 was the ONLY freeware that worked nearly flawlessly, and I tried five of them. Here's my specifics; I make no other claims: eMac/OSX 10.3.9. . . converted 20 FLAC files to AIFF. . . no FLAC file larger than 57 MB. . . Only flaw: AIFF's didn't go to the specified "Output Directory". . . Other than that, it rocked.
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Version 1.1
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H-Filchak
H-Filchak
15 December 2005
For me, the AIFFs went to the specified output directory without any difficulty. I suspect the problem might not be the FLACer. ;)
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
01 August 2005
i never needed it till i got a strange file but works better than expected very nice
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
14 May 2005
does exactly what it says it will, quickly and with great results. if every program worked as advertised like this one the world would be a better place.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
04 March 2005
I was going nuts tryin to convert/play/import FLAC files ripped in Windows, and FLACer converted them to AIFF. Thank you.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
06 February 2005
FLACer is the only direct way to get from cdda to flac without out first ripping to wav/aiff on macosx [to my knowlege]. This is a step saved and therefore FLACer is a necessary tool for any cd ripper who wants to make flac files. I really like SoundJuicer for GNU/Linux, I'd like a port for OSX of that app. I cannot believe FLACer is the only one step cd to flac option for OSX users. It's good, but there's room for some additional options, maybe support for mp3 ripping as well
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Version 1.1
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4.8

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • or later
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