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48                 flac + itunes
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52                 Would you like iTunes to support FLAC?  So would we!<br />
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54                 Due to the design of iTunes, only Apple can add support for FLAC <a href="#footnote1">[1]</a>.  And why wouldn't they?  FLAC usage is accelerating, <a href="links.html#music">many bands</a> like Pearl Jam, Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica -- the same hip, influential people whose fans Apple courts -- are already distributing music in FLAC format, and users are clamoring for it in the iTunes forums:<br />
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56                         <li><a href="http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=784174&amp;#784174">[2]</a> <i>"I have seen a lot of people on live music message boards turn away from the iPod because there are other music players that support FLAC. I am on the verge... and I am an Apple die-hard!"</i></li>
57                         <li><a href="http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=799873&amp;#799873">[3]</a> <i>"If your source material is FLAC (as many bands have gone this way to distribute online music) your choice is to use another music player ..."</i></li>
58                         <li><a href="http://discussions.apple.com/search.jspa?threadID=&amp;q=flac&amp;objID=c149&amp;dateRange=all&amp;userID=&amp;numResults=30">[4]</a> (many more requests)</li>
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60                 Make your voice heard!  <a href="http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html">Fill out the iTunes feedback form</a> (politely!) and let them know.  Feel free to also direct them to this page.  We at the FLAC project <a href="developers.html">stand ready to help</a> as well.<br />
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64                 <a name="footnote1" />[1] <a href="http://xiph.org/quicktime">XiphQT</a>, through tremendous effort by developers, goes as far as possible in allowing some playback capability via QuickTime.  But proper iTunes support -- tag handling, no import delays, etc. -- is not possible.<br />
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