Become a Site Supporter and Never see Ads again!

Author Topic: Can I share flacs with someone with only an iPhone and iTunes?  (Read 1272 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MakersMarc

  • Trade Count: (15)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 7936
  • Gender: Male
  • 😈
So my little sis only has her phone and iTunes, and a Bluetooth speaker. She has a tiny ass studio, and has a lot of stuff.

I’m trying to find a way to share flacs, is there a way to do this with just a little hone for storage?

Thanks!!!
😈 Mk4v/41v>nbob actives>Baby nbox>Oade warm mod Marantz 620.

Open: 4v/41v>nbobs>Nicky mod Naiant PFA>Oade warm mod 661.

Home: the Stereo Hospital budget refurb rig: Lappie>DragonFly Cobalt/Red with Jitterbug>Nikko NR520/Sansui 221>B&W V202 speakers.

Offline EmRR

  • Trade Count: (5)
  • Taperssection Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 737
    • ElectroMagnetic Radiation Recorders
Re: Can I share flacs with someone with only an iPhone and iTunes?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2022, 11:02:22 PM »
VLC will play them on Apple products.  I haven't looked at the iPhone version of VLC in a long time, though. 

I usually convert to apple lossless with XLD for Mac use. 
Mics: DPA 4060 w/MPS 6030 PSU/DAD6001/DAD4099, Neumann KM 131, Oktava MK 012, Sennheiser MKH 105, MKH 20, MKH 30, MKH 40, MKH 800 TWIN
Recorders: Zoom F8n, Sony MZ-R50

Offline dyneq

  • Trade Count: (12)
  • Taperssection Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 760
Re: Can I share flacs with someone with only an iPhone and iTunes?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2022, 09:42:15 AM »
If she'd be playing the files on a bluetooth speaker, why not give her the files in AAC format instead of lossless?

Offline rocksuitcase

  • Trade Count: (3)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 7653
  • Gender: Male
    • RockSuitcase: stage photography
Re: Can I share flacs with someone with only an iPhone and iTunes?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2022, 10:34:20 AM »
I just had a client ask how to open 24bit flac files on a Mac oor iPhone
this was my answer following a quick googling session:
Quote
If you use current iTunes player on a MAC it should automatically convert to aiff.
If not, look for an aiff to flac converter app.
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204310

IF on a phone or ipod:
https://www.5kplayer.com/iphone-manager/flac-to-iphone.htm
tells you how to manually do it on a Mac, then use on the iPod/iPhone 
OR
how to directly play them using an APP named VLC (which I highly approve of all vlc products)
music IS love

When you get confused, listen to the music play!

Mics:         AKG460|CK61|CK1|CK3|CK8|Beyer M 201E|DPA 4060 SK
Recorders:Marantz PMD661 OADE Concert mod; Tascam DR680 MKI

Offline MakersMarc

  • Trade Count: (15)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 7936
  • Gender: Male
  • 😈
Re: Can I share flacs with someone with only an iPhone and iTunes?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2022, 12:44:00 PM »
Thanks all, didn't even know VLc was a thing.  :cheers:
😈 Mk4v/41v>nbob actives>Baby nbox>Oade warm mod Marantz 620.

Open: 4v/41v>nbobs>Nicky mod Naiant PFA>Oade warm mod 661.

Home: the Stereo Hospital budget refurb rig: Lappie>DragonFly Cobalt/Red with Jitterbug>Nikko NR520/Sansui 221>B&W V202 speakers.

Offline kindms

  • Trade Count: (6)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 5773
    • The Breakfast
Re: Can I share flacs with someone with only an iPhone and iTunes?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2022, 06:36:32 PM »
vox is a free ios app that will play flac files. i have used it on my iphone

there is a paid version  that unlocks other settings but for simple playback the free version is just fine
AKG c426, AKG414 XLS/ST, AKG ck61, ck22, >nBob colettes >PFA > V3, SD MixPre >  TCM-Mod Tascam HDP2, Sony M10
Little Bear tube Pre >Outlaw Audio 2200 Monoblocks > VR-2's

Offline daspyknows

  • Complaint Dept.
  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 8955
  • Gender: Male
  • Don't ask, don't tell, don't get get caught
Re: Can I share flacs with someone with only an iPhone and iTunes?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2022, 09:45:34 PM »
f she has high speed wireless access another option worth considering to just stream the flacs from hightail, google drive or dropbox.  I have not tested google drive or dropbox personally but I do that sometimes using my hightail account.  I also plan to test this on my new 5G Samsung but as I understand it 5G should easily support the bandwidth of streaming flacs.  That would save her storage space on the phone.

Offline MakersMarc

  • Trade Count: (15)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 7936
  • Gender: Male
  • 😈
Re: Can I share flacs with someone with only an iPhone and iTunes?
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2022, 09:20:02 PM »
Thanks guys, hugely appreciated!
😈 Mk4v/41v>nbob actives>Baby nbox>Oade warm mod Marantz 620.

Open: 4v/41v>nbobs>Nicky mod Naiant PFA>Oade warm mod 661.

Home: the Stereo Hospital budget refurb rig: Lappie>DragonFly Cobalt/Red with Jitterbug>Nikko NR520/Sansui 221>B&W V202 speakers.

Offline vibrioidxire

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Taperssection Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 40
  • Gender: Male
  • Where am I?
Re: Can I share flacs with someone with only an iPhone and iTunes?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2022, 05:25:37 PM »
Late response, but I ewould recommend what everyone else has given. From experience, if you were to send a flac to someone's phone number (iMessage), 60% of the time it decodes to m4a.

Depending on what iOS she has, (and iPhone), you can do a WeTransfer of the .flac files. If she downloads it, it would go into the "Files" app, where she can preview it from there. Storage heavy most likely, but should be okay.
Mics: SP-CMC-4U (4.7k mod) (c, h caps) - Shure MV88, SM57 (2x), & SM58.
BB's: SP-SPSB-10
Recs: Sony PCM-A10, Sony ICD-SX2000, Roland R-07 (not for long), Zoom H4n Pro

Offline MakersMarc

  • Trade Count: (15)
  • Needs to get out more...
  • *****
  • Posts: 7936
  • Gender: Male
  • 😈
Re: Can I share flacs with someone with only an iPhone and iTunes?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2022, 01:32:37 PM »
Thanks!
😈 Mk4v/41v>nbob actives>Baby nbox>Oade warm mod Marantz 620.

Open: 4v/41v>nbobs>Nicky mod Naiant PFA>Oade warm mod 661.

Home: the Stereo Hospital budget refurb rig: Lappie>DragonFly Cobalt/Red with Jitterbug>Nikko NR520/Sansui 221>B&W V202 speakers.

 

RSS | Mobile
Page created in 0.043 seconds with 32 queries.
© 2002-2022 Taperssection.com
Powered by SMF