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Old May 25th, 2012, 03:48 PM
gimlach gimlach is offline
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Default How do I convert from 24/96 to 16/44 on a Mac?

Forgive me if this has been covered elsewhere - all I can find are requests for 24/96 support and the resulting arguments.

In the meantime I have a couple of hi-res downloaded albums stored in iTunes that I'd like to be able to access via Sonos but can't because they're 24/96 files (the format is Apple Lossless, although I still have the original wav files elsewhere on my computer too).

Is there an easy way to convert them to 16/44 so that my Sonos system can play them?

Thanks in advance

Gary

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Old May 25th, 2012, 09:49 PM
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I don't use iTunes, so I'm a little surprised there's no built-in converter. Anyway, I've always used dBpoweramp for converting. That link is to the 21-day trial of the full version, but the converter function remains active after the trial expires.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 04:34 AM
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NoBob - thanks for your reply. I had taken a look at dBpoweramp but it seems to be Windows only.

There are various options in iTunes, but unless I'm missing something none of them offer what I'm after.

If I have a wav or flac file I can right click on it and choose to make an Apple Lossless version - but there are no options to adjust the bit rate or sampling so the resulting file is still 24/96.

Or I can convert to aac or mp of course, but then I'm losing too much in the process.

I'm happy to be proved wrong if there are any iTunes users out there who know better.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 04:56 AM
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Try this.... converts between formats as well as rips CD's.

http://sbooth.org/Max/
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Old May 26th, 2012, 06:05 AM
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Shevans - thanks.

I should have said that I'd tried Max, but if you choose Apple Lossless as your output format it seems you're then denied any further control over encoding options - they're all greyed out.

So the result is that the file is still 24/96. Unless I'm missing something.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Try Total Audio Convertor ..

http://total-audio-converter.en.softonic.com/

This is the program that I use to convert Flacs to .MP3's.

The beauty of it, is that you're able to specify your own bitrate conversions, so there should be no problem downconverting to 16/44.

Hope this helps.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 07:14 AM
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Kenners - thanks, looks great. Unfortunately it seems to be Windows only.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 07:22 AM
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I think I might have found a solution - of sorts - in case anyone else is in the same boat.

It's a bit clunky, though.

Switch http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html
allows me to go from wav to flac at a sample rate of 44100. These files, imported into iTunes and converted to Apple Lossless are then 16/44.

I'd still be interested to hear whether anyone has a more elegant solution, though.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 07:30 AM
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What if you try Max with the WAV files?
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Old May 28th, 2012, 02:38 AM
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Shevans - I still don't seem to be able to specify 16/44 from the WAV files in Switch.

Maybe I just ned to dig deeper into it and head over to the Switch forum.
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