itunes should automatically convert them
i deleted a program that came with itunes called bonjour cause i had no idea what it was...maybe this has something to do with it. fuck
itunes is a pain in the ass putting all these other programs on my computer. i fucking hate quiktime
and you answered my question...thank you sir
Fuck flac files. Its the nerdiest jerk yourself off format there is.
FLAC stands for "Free Lossless Audio Codec" the reason iTunes doesn't support FLAC probably because their own lossless audio format, ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec), is contained within the .m4a multi-media container format, and they'd prefer you pay for lossless audio through iTunes. There are some workarounds in iTunes, but I don't recommend just messing with files or downloading codecs randomly--most of them are just viruses anyway. I don't know any because I don't care enough and think FLAC is a stupid fanboy format, but I do have the "The Knife" discography in FLAC and it would be nice to not have to listen to it in VLC or WinAMP (which I hate).
If you have a good audio-converter a well-encoded, high bitrate mp3 is essentially lossless (to the degree that the human ear cannot tell the difference). It's kind of a time-consuming process though, and a "lossless" mp3 is a larger file than a FLAC of technically higher quality. If you don't care about the files being lossy converting to a lower bitrate will save space, but is equally time-consuming.
Seems a lot of shit is in FLAC these days, but there are a lot of converters available. If you can't find a free one just torrent that jawn