Tunesify Lite
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Convert FLAC to Mac-compatible audio formats (was FLAC2Mac).   Free
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Tunesify Lite (was FLAC2Mac) is the simplest way to convert FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files into formats supported by iTunes, iPods and iPhones. FLAC files can be converted to Apple Lossless, which preserves the true CD-quality sound. Files can also be converted to AAC or WAV formats.

Upgrade to the full version of Tunesify, available exclusively on the Mac App Store, to add support for converting many different audio formats such as WMA, WavPack, Monkey's Audio, WAV, FLV and Ogg Vorbis. Tunesify also allows files to be converted to MP3 format, converts files up to
What's New
Version 1.1.1:
  • Fixed crash on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
  • Updated decoding and encoding libraries.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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bbw7 reviewed on 26 Mar 2013
Version 1.1.1 DOES work on 10.6.8. Thanks to the developer for fixing this. Nice, intuitive/obvious UI with drag 'n drop capability.

And I still like the icon.

And Tunesify Lite IS free.
[Version 1.1.1]

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bbw7 replied on 26 Mar 2013
But yeah, as goes the discussion below, it only converts to m4a and a few other formats for free. Have to upgrade to, i.e. pay for, Tunesify, if you want to convert to mp3. Guess that's a problem for hand-held devices, but I am happy to have a free-n-easy conversion application to get FLAC tunes converted to m4a, so they can play in iTunes on my computer.
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bbw7 reviewed on 14 Feb 2013
Ver. 1.1 craps out on start up using a 2010 MBP (64 bit) with OS 10.6.8. Nice icon though...

Maybe it's my imagination but it seems that MAS applications have more of a tendency not to work than those available directly from the developer.
[Version 1.1]


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Rollandburn reviewed on 04 Jan 2012
NOTE: Although it is says this app is "Free"...it is actually a DEMO for a COMMERCIAL app.

"Tunesify Lite will create 30 second previews of audio files that are only supported by the full version of Tunesify."

Don't try to actually use this for anything other than to see if you want to buy the commercial app. I give it a poor overall rating because this is misleading, a poor Features rating because it is crippled, and a poor Value rating because I wasted my time trying to accomplish the task, "convert a flac file to mp3".
[Version 1.0]

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Andrew Heard (developer) replied on 14 Jan 2012
Tunesify Lite will fully convert FLAC files to Apple Lossless or AAC for free. Only MP3 and the other formats require the full version.
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Lounge Deluxe replied on 10 Feb 2013
I agree with Rollandburn, please update the description of Tunesify Lite and clearly state that for converting to mp3 (and other crucial limitations) the user needs a paid license to the full version.
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Andrew Heard (developer) replied on 12 Feb 2013
Thanks for the feedback. I updated the description to explicitly say "Tunesify Lite will fully convert FLAC files to Apple Lossless, AAC or WAV and will create 30 second previews of other conversions that are only supported by the full version of Tunesify."

If anyone is curious about why I chose those limitations, prior to creating Tunesify I had an app called FLAC2Mac that solely converted FLAC files to ALAC, AAC and WAV. I didn't want to remove any features for people who were already using my app so Tunesify Lite supports all the same conversions as FLAC2Mac.
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Meego commented on 31 Dec 2009
FLAC2Mac could bring something new and compelling in the future.

But in the mean time, use Max/XLD/xACT. More features, more mature code, good performance.
[Version 0.3 alpha]


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Yyoo reviewed on 11 Oct 2009
Work well for me on 10.5. Drag and drop would be nice, and what I really missed is a progress bar in order to get a feeling how long the conversion will still take.
[Version 0.2a]


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Holger Schulze commented on 02 Oct 2009
Nice little application.
Support of Drag and Drop would be a little more userfriendly.
[Version 0.2a]


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Jill Pat reviewed on 12 Sep 2009
- No multi channel support (it just quits after pressing convert)
- No 24bit and 32bit support (it just quits after pressing convert)
- Doesn't read OGG and AAC files
- It uses very old FLAC unix binaries. The developer needs to compile the latest version.
- No meta info/writing

Ok, this is a alpha release but it just doesn't work and should be released at this stage.
[Version 0.1a]

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pyle129 replied on 12 Sep 2009
"-Doesn't read OGG and AAC files"

Wouldn't it then need to be called FlacOGGAAC2Mac?

When I downloaded the app I expected it to convert FLAC files to iTunes compatible files. I expected that because I read the description and name of the app. Since it wasn't named FlacOGGAAC2Mac I didn't expect it to also convert OGG or AAC files.

The only time the app crashed for me, after I converted about 600 songs, was when I mistakenly added an .m3u file to the convert list. That was my fault not the app's fault though.
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pyle129 reviewed on 11 Sep 2009
This worked on my SNow Leopard Mac Pro just fine. Given that it is a no frills converter it's great. I would like to suggest 2 little additions to it though: A button to clear the 'add file' list after your done with that specific conversion, and an option box to select more than one file/album at a time. Otherwise it's great!
[Version 0.1a]


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Aaron-Marshall rated on 26 Oct 2011

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:28,945
Version Downloads:1,401
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:25 Mar 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Tunesify Lite (was FLAC2Mac) is the simplest way to convert FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files into formats supported by iTunes, iPods and iPhones. FLAC files can be converted to Apple Lossless, which preserves the true CD-quality sound. Files can also be converted to AAC or WAV formats.

Upgrade to the full version of Tunesify, available exclusively on the Mac App Store, to add support for converting many different audio formats such as WMA, WavPack, Monkey's Audio, WAV, FLV and Ogg Vorbis. Tunesify also allows files to be converted to MP3 format, converts files up to 4X faster on multicore computers and takes advantage of your 64-bit processor. With the full version of Tunesify you can choose output directories, encoding bit rates, encoding strategies and customize the automatic mode.

Tunesify Lite will fully convert FLAC files to Apple Lossless, AAC or WAV and will create 30 second previews of other conversions that are only supported by the full version of Tunesify. This allows you to check if your files are compatible before purchasing on the Mac App Store. Previews are also created when converting to MP3 format.

Tunesify uses the Core Audio and LAME encoders in order to ensure the highest quality audio conversions.


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