Author Topic: MB refuses to encode from FLAC to AAC  (Read 2368 times)

Steven

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MB does run at 32-bit on a 64-bit machine, but it can lauch a 64-bit encoder if you are using a 64-bit machine.
As to whether a 64-bit encoder offers any advantages over 32-but, I dont have any special knowledge about encoders to comment on that. I suggest you do a search of hydrogenaud.io which probably has covered it

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I did some tests with qaac 32-bit vs. 64-bit on my Windows 10 Pro 64-bit machine.
In converting three FLAC albums independently, 64-bit version was consistently faster about 10% in average than 32-bit.
Can't say for other encoders, but qaac 64-bit seems to offer benefits in speed at least on a 64-bit OS machine (probably faster on 32-bit OS machines too but not sure).

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No, I ment a way to avoid installing iTunes.

This makes sense: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,107699.0.html

If you try it, let us know if it works. Personally I need iTunes anyway for syncing to my iPhone.

This works for me.  To sum up the info from redwing's link:

1.  Download the iTunes installer from Apple

2.  Download makeportable.zip from here:  https://sites.google.com/site/qaacpage/cabinet/makeportable.zip?attredirects=0&d=1  and extract makeportable.cmd to wherever you put the iTunes installer

3.  Run makeportable.cmd;  it will make a folder named QTfiles, which contains everything you need from iTunes to use qaac without having to install iTunes or extract/run the Apple Application Support package from it.

4.  Put the folder QTfiles in your MusicBee Codec folder with the qaac.exe and the 2 dlls from the qaac package.