1. d987654321's Avatar
    I always download lossless quality. I use uconnect in my vehicle to play stuff sometimes straight from my phone.

    Does anyone know if the BlackBerry music player will play .flac or do I have to convert first? If I convert to .mp3 can I keep quality?
    12-10-14 12:11 PM
  2. Mecca EL's Avatar
    As long as you're device OS is 10.3.0 and above, FLAC plays fine
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    12-10-14 12:15 PM
  3. raino's Avatar
    .flac is a lossless compression format, so if you convert a file to .mp3, you are going to lose quality in compression. You could lose less depending on how high your bit rate stays, CBR vs. VBR, etc. but you're not going to go lossless.

    Regardless, the Passport should be able to play .flac files. My Q10 on 10.2.1 right now can do it.
    12-10-14 12:16 PM
  4. 93Aero's Avatar
    For some reason I had to convert, as shown in the upper left corner the file is in flac format.
    It's the only format I ever use. My Q10 handles flac without issue so I'm not really concerned the my Passport doesn't or can't yet.

    Playing .flac files on passport-img_20141210_131553.png


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    12-10-14 12:17 PM
  5. Mecca EL's Avatar
    Here are some images...
    Attached Thumbnails Playing .flac files on passport-img_20141210_131608.jpg   Playing .flac files on passport-img_20141210_131620.jpg  
    12-10-14 12:17 PM
  6. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    FLAC is handled easily by native player.

    " I do not think that word means what you think it means. "
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    12-10-14 12:44 PM
  7. TomSwift's Avatar
    I have used flac on my BlackBerry phones all the way back to my 9700. Using it on my passport works great too! Native player plays all my tracks without any issues.
    12-10-14 08:22 PM
  8. jevinzac's Avatar
    FLAC is supported on BlackBerry devices since I bought a BlackBerry 10 device! I have a couple of music in FLAC format, and my BlackBerry plays it flawlessly!

    Posted via Q10
    12-10-14 08:44 PM
  9. Oglon3r's Avatar
    Flac working on10.2.1...

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    12-11-14 06:01 AM
  10. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Free Lossless Audio Codec.

    I'm not an audiophile, and I'm usually happy with MP3, but Opensource all the way! :-)

    ? ? ? Zzzzwipetypetapped from The Maskport - Zzzzmoqin'.... ? ? ?
    12-12-14 04:58 AM
  11. T0y4bu53r's Avatar
    FLAC files on a Passport?


    Just confirmed that my pre-existing library of 16bit, 24bit and 32bit FLAC and WAV files will play back on a new Passport.
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    04-03-15 01:57 AM
  12. DezertDwella's Avatar
    Unless your connection to the car's system is digital (not bluetooth nor AUX), or if your head unit isn't playing the FLAC file, you are losing some quality anyway, 320kbps mp3s will be just as good.
    Last edited by DezertDwella; 04-04-15 at 08:05 AM.
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    04-04-15 02:02 AM

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