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Portable FLAC reader!
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There is such thing?

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RE: Portable FLAC reader!

Possibly, but to play them on what?  Your iPod/iPad? 

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RE: Portable FLAC reader!

John Duncan wrote:

Possibly, but to play them on what?  Your iPod/iPad? 

? There are portable flac *players*, I'm not sure what a "reader" would actually do.

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The_Lhc wrote:

John Duncan wrote:

Possibly, but to play them on what?  Your iPod/iPad? 

? There are portable flac *players*, I'm not sure what a "reader" would actually do.

Well it wouldn't be a waffle waitress for starters.

Course, if you want to carry on this conversation in Portuguese, I'm sure you'll be able to help the OP...

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RE: Portable FLAC reader!

I can play flac files on my Android phone if that counts.

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RE: Portable FLAC reader!

I assumed from the word "portable" that he meant hardware ather than software.

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RE: Portable FLAC reader!

Sorry guys! What I meant was portable FLAC player.

I am a regular customer of HD TRACS, and I hear all the files through my Lacie LaCinema but after being accustomed to FLAC quality am not able to return to the MP3... I have an ipod classic and I want to buy a FLAC player of similar quality.

Is it possible?

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RE: Portable FLAC reader!

Understood.  A cheaper solution would be to use a media player/converter (DBPoweramp, Max, XLD, depends on your PC's operating system) and convert to AIFF format (which can handle up to 24/96 and plays on iPods).  It means being more careful about managing your music library, but I'd rather do that than get a different music player, personally.

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RE: Portable FLAC reader!

Check out HiFiMan 601 etc

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RE: Portable FLAC reader!

John Duncan wrote:

Well it wouldn't be a waffle waitress for starters.

 

I would buy that phone.  Even if it ment going back to a keyboard...  Mmm, waffles.

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RE: Portable FLAC reader!

thanks guys!

Converting files is always a solution ... but my computer skills are not the best. I have windows XP professional. helps?

I already see HiFiMan, about 260 U.S. dollars. had in mind something cheaper.

convert the files probably will be the most economical.

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RE: Portable FLAC reader!

I apreciate your iPod is probably alot bigger in terms of storage than your iPad, but in the short term you can instal 'Flac player' from the app store for £6.99 and use that.  In terms of sound quality the iPads are much better than the smaller Apple portables.

(that's what I ment to say the first time before I got distracted by waffles)

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I saw today in the app store that existed that application. and it is certain that I will buy it. But my problem remains unresolved, it is cumbersome jog, walk, or doing any outdoor activity with the ipad in my pocket. Wink
I would like to have besides the ipad a FLAC player that did not cost so much ...

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RE: Portable FLAC reader!

Ok, I googled around and here's what I found:

Creative's Zen Touch 2 can play FLAC files (it runs on Android 2.2)
http://uk.store.creative.com/entertainment-devices-mp3-players/zen-touch-2/948-20275.aspx

So can the ZEN XFi3
http://uk.store.creative.com/entertainment-devices-mp3-players/zen-x-fi3/948-20866.aspx

And even the ZEN XFi Style
http://uk.store.creative.com/entertainment-devices-mp3-players/zen-x-fi-style/948-19237.aspx

 

But do read the small letters. Some of those are restricted to less than 1.1mbps flac files, and also some of them have a socket for an extra memorycard.

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thanks Kevin, yesterday I remembered but did not go to Creative site. Good solutions, especially Zen XFI style, 8gb for 70 €.:boohoo:

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RE: Portable FLAC reader!

I noticed (in your sig) your iPod is 30gGB so it is an iPod Video not a Classic?  This is relevant and not me just being pedantic, as you 'could' instal Rockbox on your iPod 5 or 5.5, and this would give it FLAC playback ability for free Smile  iPod classic is not supported by Rockbox you see.  Rockbox is an alternate firmware that has a ton more functionality than the satndard iPod firmware, but looses Apples ease of use

 

I say 'could' as a caviat as I have not played around with Rockbox in a long time, so make your own judgements :).  I put it on my iPod 3rd gen but eventually got bored an went back to the official firmware, and there is a risk of bricking your iPod so dont do it unless your know what your doing.

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