FLAC support for djay Pro?

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djay for Mac is nice but I find it very limited since it only supports iTunes. Now, with djay Pro there's support also for Spotify. But then, is it just iTunes and Spotify? No support for other sources and formats?

Shouldn't the "pro" version of djay at least support FLAC? At least for me, I've always ripped my CDs to FLAC. Any chance of FLAC support in the future?
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Shane Kennedy

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As I recall DJay NOT pro supported the just fine....
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I agree with the intent to play lossless audio files. iTunes does have a version ALAC and it is available in iTunes. Maybe an ALAC version will show up in djay Pro.

I purchased FLACTunes FLAC converter from the Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flact...
though I'm sure there are free converters as well.
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Warren

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Neither djay nor djay Pro support FLAC but we'll be sure to look into this.
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Bill Amutis

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This just isn't true. Djay supported FLAC just fine and was one of the reasons I purchased it at the time. I'm currently running Version 4.2.3 and it is FLAC compatible. I just assumed that the Pro version of Djay would keep the functionality and not take it away. Feeling kinda ripped off that I plopped down the $50 bucks in order not to play what I used to be able to play.
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i can also play some flac on djay android, what is the deal?
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Diego Saraiva Felipe

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Seriously, I think that could be solved using some sort of plugin. Easy, fast and light.
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Jan Kout

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I would be also very happy to get the possibility to play FLAC through Djay Pro. It's very important for the quality you want to play for the audience. I hope we get the support for it from Djay Pro team as soon as possible.
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Doctore Salvatore

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FLAC-support please...
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I have to go with Bill on this, in part because I was the one who told him it was possible, after being told so by djay support. You couldn't access the FLAC file through the main djay window, but as explained here

http://help.algoriddim.com/customer/p...

you could drag and drop FLAC files directly from finder onto a turntable or into the AutoMix queue.
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I cannot believe that one of the basic things is not supported. FLAC is open source and Algoriddin does not need to pay for it. And FLAC has a better quality than mp3 or AAC iTunes Plus. Other competition has already implemented. Why do you need so long and why shall I convince you when it's a basic feature?
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The App Looks Berry good, but for high End Musik listender with good Equipment, is mp3 or similar not good enough. I weit Now 4 a Long Time but nothing happend. Verry pitty! All of my Music i have in flac, regular or high Res if possible
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Jan Kout

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Yes, this is for me one of the biggest disappointment of the app too.
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Nil Venet

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Wow.
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Hey Nil Venet,

have you tried using other lossless audio formats like Apples lossless?

Cheers,
Lukas E.
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Lukas,
ALAC works, but at WUSB we have dozens of programmers with extensive libraries of their own that they share with our listeners, in addition to the 100k plus CDs and LPs in the station library. Not all of them have Macs (shocking, I know), but most care enoughe about their music that they prefer lossless formats for storage, hence FLAC.
It may not have been official, but earlier versions of djay did play FLAC - it was one of the deciding points in convincing our tech folks to license and install it. (See my comments earlier in the thread.)
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just paid 50 gbp for djay pro to find out it doesn't play flac
if you drag it in from the finder window it just gives you a error message
The operation couldn’t be completed. (OSStatus error 1954115647.)

wonder if i can get a refund...

very disappointed

:(
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i somehow cant believe that there is no plugin for that ... oh my.
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imalouddj yesaloudone

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i'm the next idiot to have paid for it, 'cause i was just sure the "pro" version would open and play .flac files straight from the finder.

please spare me bright suggestions like "i've used this to convert mine": our library is ~750GB of flac files, and they're there for a reason, precisely in that format, because our workflow requires that format.

had i known djpro's made to play what you also have on your iphone, i would have never wasted the money to get listed in the amateur hour. kids' toy at an unjustified price, since there's no workaround to it.
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Wow, I loved everything I saw in this software,
I was just about to buy it...

until I discovered this!!!

Please, Algoriddim, Flac support +100

I want to use your software for my next Gig!!!
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Hey guys,

with djay Pro 1.4.4 for the Mac you can play FLAC files via the My Finder library.

Please update your djay versions :)

Cheers,
Lukas E.
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fresh install, still no flac in 'my mac' folders.
i can drag and drop flac files directly on the turntables though.

can you give a bit more instructions here, please.
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when will djay on pc on the same level as on the mac? :(
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Hey Lukas. I'm running djay Pro 1.4.4. and if I drag and drop a flac file I get this message

The operation couldn’t be completed. (OSStatus error 1954115647.)

is there another step that needs to be taken here?
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kosmar

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Hey Lukas,

I run 1.4.4 - my folders with flac appear totally empty.
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Hey there,

please note that FLAC support requires macOS High Sierra, please update your Mac and you are good to go :)

Cheers,
Lukas E.
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fresh install 1.4.4 on latest High sierra.

Flac folders in 'my mac' come up empty.
Please Lukas, can you provide a screenshot, how flac files should be displayed in the library pane?
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i updated macos high sierra, djay pro 1.4.5 it still don’t recognize flac files, oss status error 1685348671
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hrm070

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Still no FLAC support.
Shame on you Algoriddim
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HR8938Cephei

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still just for mac :(
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Gontie

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Still no decent Windows version
Still many issues that are not fixed
Still many features in comparison to other really pro dj softwares...

So there is plenty of work to do and there is no any feedback on this.
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HR8938Cephei

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lukas has in the last few days claims multiple times that they would now honest work on the windows version. but who knows how seriously you can take that. I gave up hope
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Avdshare Audio Converter supports to convert any FLAC file to any iPhone more supported ALAC, MP3, etc.