Hello everybody. Today we introduced AIFF as a new lossless format that you can select during purchase. We’re hoping that this will address some of the functionality you’ve been asking for (metadata and album art in a lossless file). This forum will stay open so people can continue to vote for FLAC support and we would love to hear about your experiences using our AIFF downloads. For more information on why we started with AIFF, see this post: http://news.beatport.com/blog/2011/09/09/introducing-aiff-format/.
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It took me a while to find a decent converter that retained the metadata tags when converting them in batches, but this one seems to fit the bill so far: https://www.idealshare.net/video-converter.html
That said, it should be relatively trivial for Beatport to convert the files in-house, or ask for the FLAC versions directly from labels, and offer at minimum 50% of the price difference between MP3 and AIFF/WAV due to the smaller impact on storage space and bandwidth. Anyone who has already bought the AIFF/WAV versions of a song or album should be allowed to download a FLAC version free-of-charge in that instance as a sign of goodwill between Beatport and its customers, and maybe even allow for free upgrades to FLAC from MP3 proportionate to the files that have already been bought as AIFF on a one-to-one basis.
While I would prefer price differences to be none between MP3 and AIFF/WAV/FLAC/ALAC et al, this would fit Beatport's current pricing mechanism and would allow for credit for songs already purchased in AIFF/WAV to be used in future should Beatport move to a consistent pricing platform to compete with Juno Download, Traxsource et al.
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