FLAC and Ogg/Vorbis in iTunes

After buying my Squeezebox I wanted to rip all my music to a lossless music format to get maximum quality out of the little thing. And the Open Source lover that I am the choice fell on FLAC. One problem though…

The problem is that my girlfriend is using Windows with iTunes which isn’t compatible with FLAC or Ogg for that matter.

I googled around for FLAC/Ogg Vorbis support for iTunes and found xiph.org which has a FLAC/Ogg Vorbis plugin for QuickTime ( and therefor also iTunes). iTunes uses the QuickTimes components to playback different audio and video types.

To bad that their latest version 0.1.7 is released only for Mac. It seems that you need to have FLAC contained in Ogg containers to be able to playback FLAC.

This link: a blog about Xiphs development deserves attention as well.

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