I am confused about FLAC files and how to use them.
I did a Google search and read about this file format. From what I read, it certainly has better audio quality than MP3, but just how do you download various songs in FLAC format so you play them on your home 2-channel audio system.
With MP3, I once could go to a website like Limewire (now shut down by the government), do a search for a particular song, and then download that song to my computer. Then just burn it to a CD disk and play it on my home 2-channel CD player or my car ... pretty easy!
Well, now this FLAC music file seems to be slowly replacing MP3 since the quality of the music is so much better ...
1. But, is there any free music sites like Limewire where you can find just about any FLAC formatted song ever recorded and just download it to your computer for later listening?
2. If not free downloads, how much do internet sites usually charge per song for FLAC music?
3. Once I have various FLAC songs on my hard drive, do I just burn them to a CD and hope my home 2-channel CD player will play them through my amp?
4. How many FLAC songs can you usually put on one standard CD?
5. Or would it be better to buy a Squeezebox and use it to play your FLAC music files you have stored on your computer through your 2-channel audio sysyem?
Again, I am reading as much as I can find on the internet about FLAC music files, but nothing I read seems to address the 5 questions I asked above.
This whole FLAC music is all new to me, as is Squeezebox ... I am clueless!
Bottom line .... Everyone tells me I can get better quality music by dumping MP3 and going with FLAC (except in my car ... I don't think my car's CD player will play FLAC music CDs)