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Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

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Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby TheLastMan » Sun May 01, 2011 6:16 am

Any chance you will be updating to allow file output formats other than WAV and MP3?

FLAC output would be ideal as it is an open souce, taggable and lossless codec used extensively in the digital audio community.

It is a long time since Spin It Again was updated and you now have competitors whose software has overtaken you on codec support.
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Postby Acoustica Greg » Mon May 02, 2011 5:52 pm

Hi,

We don't have any plans for FLAC support in the immediate future, but thank you for the suggestion!

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Re: Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby vmiller007 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:07 pm

The Track splitting feature is great. Online auto track name lookup is also great. Sound after cleanup process on vinyl is very good. Trouble is I don't name my files with track numbers and I use Media Monkey to track a library of literally thousands of FLAC files. WAV sounds fine but it's tagability is very poor.Bottom Line:This is impressive software, but it desperately needs a taggable loseless output format. Send me an e-mail when you guys get FLAC (which you will, eventually) and I will buy it. 8)

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Re: Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby Acoustica Greg » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:52 am

Hi,

We don't have any plans to add FLAC support in the immediate future, but thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby leblancj » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:35 pm

I fully agree with the other posters here. Lack of FLAC support is the major limitation in an otherwise fine product. I'm now actively searching for an alternative since Spin-it-Again lacks flac support.

I no longer rip LPs or CDs to mp3; one can hear the difference on a fine stereo system. Hard disk space is cheap now and only need mp3 for export to portable device. Please add FLac support.

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Re: Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby Acoustica Greg » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:29 am

Hi,

The thing that makes Spin It Again so good is its pop & click and noise removal. If you switch to another product, you'll be missing out. If disc space isn't a concern, you could just create wave files. And of course, you can always create wave files and then convert them to FLAC using a converter utility.

That said, we've got this feature logged as a possible enhancement. Thanks for your feedback.

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Re: Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby leblancj » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:19 am

Yes that's true. However, I've been looking at alternatives and came across Vinyl Studio. It's under active development, exports to FLAC (much easier than trying to convert WAV + tags using an external utility) and also has noise removal.

I hate to buy another product but given the lack of development on Spin it Again since 2009, I suspect it will be months to years before one sees enhancements such as FLAC export.

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Re: Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby Acoustica Eric » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:07 am

I have tried the product you mentioned, it was less than impressive, but might be better now, that was a couple years ago.
I have also yet to come across noise removal that works as well as Spin It Again.

May I ask why you want flac file type support so much? As Greg mentioned, wave is uncompressed and of the highest quality possible, why don't you just export to wave?

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Re: Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby leblancj » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:42 pm

It's mainly for convenience. Much easier to manage tags in flac than in wav. Playing flac files on PCs or smartphones is very similar to playing mp3 files. Not so for wav files where one doesn't have the ability manage genres, artists, albums etc.

The other advantage is that there is some lossless compression with flac so it's a little easier on hard drive space and limited portable device storage.

Haven't had a chance to test the other product yet & I'd prefer to stick with Spin-it-Again. It would be great if you offered flac support.

btw, more and more websites like https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php are appearing. They offer flac.

Finally, from my point of view, it's a lot of work to make a good digital copy of an analog source like an LP. I don't want to diminish that hard work for the sake of a few megabytes of space.

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Re: Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby aiiee » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:32 pm

leblancj wrote:It's mainly for convenience. Much easier to manage tags in flac than in wav.


Use dbPowerAmp Converter. Done.

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Re: Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby Acoustica Eric » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:31 pm

Or any one of the thousands of audio file type converts available all over the net for free or cheap.

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Re: Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby leblancj » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:52 am

Acoustica Eric wrote:Or any one of the thousands of audio file type converts available all over the net for free or cheap.



why should i have to go through an extra software step when life is so busy?

I've already switched to Vinyl Studio. If I'm going to pay for software, I'd rather have something that is under active development and provides export to all popular lossless formats and not to one that is useful for editing but not cumbersome for playback as already outlined.

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Re: Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:30 pm

Hi,

Thanks for trying Spin It Again!

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Re: Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby leblancj » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:09 pm

You're welcome. I actually did buy a licence a few years ago and used it until this fall when I switched to Vinyl Studio.

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Re: Output to FLAC instead of MP3?

Postby BlakesHeaven » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:08 am

Hi Greg,
Please add me to the list of people waiting for output to FLAC before any purchase will be considered.
I looked at spin it again a couple of years ago and though surely FLAC must be added soon.
Quite disappointed it is not because I hear good things about it. :(
Is there any chance of it being added - at all :?:

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