1. tomtomlink's Avatar
    I tried to read some FLAC files with my 9700 and it works perfectly! Love my BB
    01-11-10 12:49 PM
  2. noaim's Avatar
    whats a flac file?
    01-11-10 01:03 PM
  3. spiderhider's Avatar
    Lossless audio file. Its pretty nice to have amazing quality music on your handset.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-11-10 01:07 PM
  4. ebedoun's Avatar
    whats a flac file?
    FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec
    01-11-10 01:08 PM
  5. plucks's Avatar
    for real??!!
    i gotta try this, if so kickarse!

    granted FLACs use a lot more space,,,it's a great thing tho
    01-12-10 09:15 PM
  6. kelvinlin's Avatar
    unfortunately, the 9700's headphone out doesn't really have the resolving power to make lossless audio distinguishable, so there's no benefit to quality - just something for convenience i guess
    01-12-10 10:13 PM
  7. captain_tinker's Avatar
    Really?! How did you do it, using the standard music player or some other application? If the 9700 can do it, is it only on that hardware or is it OS 5.0 specific? If so, I wonder if my Bold 9000 can do it? I guess I'll just have to try it. I have a huge collection of FLAC's, and it's a pain to have to transcode them to mp3 before I can put them on my BB.

    -capT


    UPDATE: I'm using OS 5.0.0.464 on my Bold 9000, and I copied over a flac file and played it using the standard BB media player, and it played awesome! This is great, glad I saw this thread!
    Last edited by captain_tinker; 02-13-10 at 02:58 PM. Reason: update
    02-13-10 02:41 PM
  8. ME-BB-Avid's Avatar
    unfortunately, the 9700's headphone out doesn't really have the resolving power to make lossless audio distinguishable, so there's no benefit to quality - just something for convenience i guess
    You can always use your audio output and hookup to a system using a 1/8 male/male jack :-D
    02-13-10 06:08 PM
  9. bobdobbins's Avatar
    You can always use your audio output and hookup to a system using a 1/8 male/male jack :-D
    errr, FLAC + 1/8" analog mini-jack seems like oxymoron? i can personally only tell the difference when using FLAC and a digital output to a high quality stereo system. i do V0 mp3's for music and h264 mp4 for video--just to get the most out of my space.

    i will say that i am impressed that a FLAC file can be played with the native media player. convenient if that's how you roll!
    02-13-10 07:38 PM
  10. fsshariq's Avatar
    wow, good to know. never looked into it. Thanks OP.
    02-13-10 08:51 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I just transferred some FLAC files to the media card on my 9000. They play just fine. I am aware that I will not experience the full sound quality, but it is easier to just copy the files without needing to convert them to MP3.
    02-13-10 08:56 PM
  12. jshuford's Avatar
    Well...it's seems that there is one in every crowd, and I must be him! Where do you suppose that I might acquire said FLAC encoded music? Or better yet...How might I try to convert my own audio files?
    02-13-10 09:17 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Well...it's seems that there is one in every crowd, and I must be him! Where do you suppose that I might acquire said FLAC encoded music? Or better yet...How might I try to convert my own audio files?
    Here's one example. nin.com [download]- the slip
    02-13-10 09:22 PM
  14. jshuford's Avatar
    Thank you...I am DL: FLAC high definition 24/96 (942 mb)

    I just wanna see how good it really is. (You know, how the right people n'joy it!)
    02-13-10 09:37 PM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Thank you...I am DL: FLAC high definition 24/96 (942 mb)

    I just wanna see how good it really is. (You know, how the right people n'joy it!)
    You're welcome. Here's a link that tells more about FLAC. It also tells how you can rip your CDs to FLAC. FLAC - documentation
    02-13-10 09:40 PM
  16. jshuford's Avatar
    Maybe the high def version doesn't work?
    02-13-10 10:16 PM
  17. jshuford's Avatar
    hmmm...I keep getting an error message when I try to play the files. What version of FLAC did you DL?
    02-13-10 10:20 PM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Maybe the high def version doesn't work?
    The other one that is just FLAC, not high def FLAC works for me.
    02-13-10 10:21 PM
  19. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    hmmm...I keep getting an error message when I try to play the files. What version of FLAC did you DL?
    If you want to play FLAC files using Windows Media Player, you need to download this. Directshow Filters for Ogg Vorbis, Speex, Theora and FLAC: Home
    02-13-10 10:28 PM
  20. jshuford's Avatar
    Thank you...the regular, not the high def works!

    BTW the codec for Windows works great too!
    Last edited by jshuford; 02-13-10 at 10:33 PM. Reason: updated!
    02-13-10 10:31 PM
  21. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Thank you...the regular, not the high def works!

    BTW the codec for Windows works great too!
    You're welcome. I'm glad it worked.
    02-13-10 10:37 PM
  22. OperantChamber's Avatar
    So what are the chances of this dropping as far back as the 8330?
    06-02-10 08:27 PM
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