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Are there any places you can buy FLAC audio downloads?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by Cromulent, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Cromulent

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    I know you can buy MP3s and AAC files from places like Amazon and iTunes, but I was wondering if there were any places where you could purchase FLAC files (or some other lossless audio format)? If not I might have to start buying CDs again.

    If that isn't an option what is the best software to rip audio CDs to FLAC format?

    Edit: Just realised I should have posted this in the music forum. Sorry about that.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2019
  2. R3X

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    Not aware of any direct places but you could try deezer hi-fi, most of the library is in flac. While you can download flac songs via PC deezer software, you can't keep it forever you have to remain subscribed to deezer hi-fi.

    Check hot uk deals or flebay for deezer deals, you get some promotions and discounts etc.
     
  3. TheVoice

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    Bandcamp.
     
  4. gEd

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  5. SexyGreyFox

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    Buy the CDs, get Audiograbber and convert to MP3 320 - you won't tell the difference.
    I've never seen anybody pass a blind test between FLAC and MP3 320.
     
  6. TALON1973

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  7. MrRockliffe

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    I would hope not - it is a blind test after all ;)
     
  8. TALON1973

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    Got to find the play button first :D:rolleyes:
     
  9. MrRockliffe

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    Voice assistant ;)
     
  10. TALON1973

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    Could be a mute :p;)
     
  11. MrRockliffe

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    They have a play pause button in their hand for individual each audio track :p
     
  12. R3X

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    ts maybe interested to try the test between 320k and flac I posted here:

    https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/t...ell-difference-between-mp3-and-flac.18843941/

    Personally I don't think you can top music services such as spotify, deezer, tidal well not without spending tons of money, with deezer/tidal offering flac services, spoticheap site and flebay offers and even spotify/deezer have lots of special offers ie 99p for 3 months they usually do flac 1 month free trial also, you get 30-44 million flac music tracks+, pretty much covers any new sounds or undiscovered tracks or similar tracks. But you have choices, try them all out perhaps.
     
  13. uroboros

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    bleep.com sell plenty along with physical and even offer 24 bit wav too if you want a step up from flac.
     
  14. =XDC=FluphyBunny

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    pffft DSD or go home :D