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I have a pretty large music library in FLAC, and I need to import it to my iTunes library somehow. I want to use the ALAC format to keep everything lossless so I can transcode to different lossy formats later if I need to.

I've looked at XLD, but I would prefer a GUI app that I can drop a folder onto and automatically batch-convert the files. iTunes integration would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker.

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@ShaneHsu Obviously you did not read the question. –  Adam Lassek May 31 '13 at 3:08
It was quite dark. LOL My bad. –  Shane Hsu May 31 '13 at 3:10
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Have a look at Max. Freeware and Open source. Has a GUI.

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Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks –  Adam Lassek Sep 20 '10 at 23:48
Glad it worked for you. YW –  Martín Marconcini Sep 21 '10 at 2:00
You may run into issues with Max crashing if you don't have Growl installed. Last time I had to install this, I had to get the source and compile it myself, but it may be fixed in the "dev" version (or even the "stable") by now. Just a heads up if you're getting any crashes. –  Bryson Mar 28 '12 at 19:56
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You could also use ffmpeg:

for f in *.flac; do ffmpeg -i "$f" -c:a alac "${f%flac}m4a"; done
find . -name \*.flac | parallel ffmpeg -i {} -c:a alac {.}.m4a

It preserves common tags, but it doesn't currently preserve artwork.

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