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Just thought I'd get a pulse on how Mac fans handle their digital music libraries. For example, do you ALAC + iTunes, or do you FLAC + some heretofore unknown program to postjack, or do you bypass all of that with a Squeezebox, etc.

Currently on the PC I'm finding the Squeezebox to be the best thing since peanut butter since I don't have to screw with clunky buggy slow foobar (just my experience) or ASIO. Its my understanding that Macs don't need ASIO because Core Audio > kmixer, is this correct?

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i use ALAC and iTunes. The remote software that's available with iPhone 2.0 software is amazing and makes browsing my library extremely easy. I have a 30 foot toslink cable that i use from my blackbook to the e-mu 0404 usb then to my adam a7s.

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iTunes to manage (with help from Doug's Applescripts) and playback (shared duties with FrontRow) when connected.

SqueezeCenter/Squeezebox for playback when not.

ALAC mostly.

Pretty much the same without the fancy Applescripts. Want to use FrontRow more 'acause it looks so purty.

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itunes and alac, with an appletv and an airport express and a duet to get the music out various places.

And yes, itunes on the mac is bit perfect if you don't change the settings for things like eq or the level matching.

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And yes, itunes on the mac is bit perfect if you don't change the settings for things like eq or the level matching.

sweet.

Question, do I need a plugin for FLAC to use it in iTunes?

MBP Arrives today! :prettyprincess:

grats JB! but can iTunes even do FLAC? I was wondering if I was going to have to convert my whole library to ALAC.

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sweet.

grats JB! but can iTunes even do FLAC? I was wondering if I was going to have to convert my whole library to ALAC.

I have no idea. I haven't used iTunes much before. I doubt I'll use it all that much as most of my listening is via CD nowadays, but all my music is in FLAC.

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There's a petition you can sign online to try and get FLAC support in iTunes, much good it'll do. I'm pretty much wedded to the Mac platform, so I went the whole hog -- iTunes, ALAC, FireWire interface.

Insert smug, purist assertion of inherent superiority here.

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I'm not on a mac (yet) but I go between Foobar 2k and iTunes. Sometimes I prefer the former, other times the latter. If I playback music while gaming, it tends to break up if played in iTunes. I usually dont have that problem w/ Foobar. I guess there's just a whole lot more going on in iTunes, and probably a different buffer length. I don't remember if I've ever tampered with that in iTunes.

I know everyone else on PC seems to hate iTunes, but its still got the best tagging functionality I've experienced. And I've found cover flow to be quite addicting.

Oh and USB2.0 for me.

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