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I will be purchasing one of the new Conroe Macbook Pros in the immediate future, and I have a small question. I dislike mp3s and their level of quality, so my entire music collection is in a format known as .flac. Are there any third party media players out for OS X that support FLAC playback? I would be looking for the equivalent of foobar from windows.


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Hi there! Just to let you know, the Core 2 Duos used in the MBPs (and new iMacs) are Meroms, not Conroes. Conroe is the name of the desktop version of the chip, which are not currently used in any Macs.

I've found Cog to be a great multi-format audio player for OS X. Nowhere near the customisation of Foobar, unfortunately, but it will play FLAC.
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Sometimes I'm so clueless... thanks for letting me know it's a Merom. I'm checking out Cog now, it looks like it will do nicely, thank you.
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Thanks Chundermuffin for the url to COG. It's way better than what I was using to play the few .FLAC and OGG files I have so thanks again! Looks promising.
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Cog is what I use for FLACs and it is nice that Toast 7 has native support for burning them

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No worries I'd also like to mention that upgrading to 10.4.8 after installing Cog can mess it up (as happened to me), a complete reinstall should fix it.

That is, a reinstall of Cog, not OS X
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Hey, Is their an update on this at all?
I got a New MBP and most of my music is Flac. Hopefully there is a plugin!
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Nope, no plugin. Just Cog and MacFLAC/xAct to convert it

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Nope, no plugin. Just Cog and MacFLAC/xAct to convert it
Fine I settled for XAct and converted them. Hopefully Leopard has this included!
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Fine I settled for XAct and converted them. Hopefully Leopard has this included!
its not an issue of the operating system , it is apple providing codecs for iTunes to recognize the files.

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