[HOW-TO] Convert DSF DFF DSD files to FLAC [Mac Windows]
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[HOW-TO] Convert DSF DFF DSD files to FLAC [Mac Windows]

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How to convert DSD to FLAC?

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How to Convert DSF to FLAC

To convert DSF, DFF (DSD files) to FLAC on Mac or Windows in high quality:

  1. Start audio converter software AuI ConverteR 48x44.

  2. Push Open files button and choose input .dsf (DSD file type)*
     
  3. At main window (right middle part) > Format panel select target FLAC format, its sample rate and bit depth.
     
  4. Select target directory for converted files
    In the main window (left lower part) > Directory output files field.
    It can be as absolute as a relative (of source file) directory.
    You can enter the directory manually or via "..." button.
     
  5. Click Start button.
     
  6. Wait until conversion end. Look for converted files into the target directory selected in goal 4.

* if it's available in purchased software configuration (check the DSF to FLAC software configurations)

WARNING: DSF (DSD audio file) to FLAC is supported in price configurable Modula-R and all-included PROduce-RD
For ISO tracks, DSF, DFF with length more 3 minutes FREE demo version mute 2-second silence in the output middle

 

Conversion DSF to FLAC: general issues

Sound quality of conversion

Different audio conversion software can be of different quality: noise/distortion level.

AuI ConverteR vs a converter software: DSD64 to PCM 44.1 kHz aliases

AuI ConverteR vs a converter software: DSD64 to PCM 44.1 kHz

 

In ideal case, should not be repeatable lines with lower brightness. These lines show audible distortions, that correlate with original signal.

Speed of conversion may depend on conversion accuracy.

Sometimes reducing playback noise level can be achieved via frequency band reducing of converted music stuff.

Check AuI ConverteR's Settings > General tab > Filter mode list. If you have a noise during playing back of converted FLAC, use "Optimized mode" for DSF to FLAC conversion.

Read more about filter modes and other quality issues >

 

Output format compression

FLAC compression level doesn't alter qound quality of music. After unpacking binary content is the same for any compression level.

Check AuI ConverteR's Settings > General tab > FLAC compressing slider.

 

Metadata

Metadata from input files may be exported into output ones, including artwork.

AuI ConverteR with metadata editor option allows batch editing metadata of albums (group of files) and assigning own album artwork.

 

Software configurations to convert DSF/DFF to FLAC

AuI ConverteR has several price/functionality options, that allow saving your budget for necessary functionality.

* All prices at this page in the U.S. dollars without V.A.T. and other applicable taxes and fees. The prices are recommended. Information on this page is not a public offer.

[MINIMUM PRICE] configuration to convert
DSF / DFF (up to DSD128) to FLAC
(up to 192 kHz, 24 bit, 32 bit float)

DSF / DFF to FLAC

[Recommended] configuration (from $148.4*) to convert
DSF / DFF (up to DSD512) to FLAC
(up to 192 kHz, 24 bit, 32 bit float)
with parallel processing, true gapless mode, level normalization.

[MOST RECOMMENDED, ALL-INCLUDING] configuration PROduce-RD

TOP SELLER

You can either buy

  • limited-time subscription and get the latest version in purchased license term, or
  • unlimited-time license and pay for major updates (... 10.x > 11.x > 12.x > ... versions).
Full functionality

 

 

 

 

Input field of target directory

Output directory to convert DSF to FLAC


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Frequently Asked Questions

DSF DFF DSD files to FLAC. F.A.Q.

Is DSD better than FLAC?

FLAC may be better DSD or worse. It's depending on implementation of ADC, DAC and quality of recorded/played back stuff.  Read more...

 

How do I convert DSF to FLAC?

Read:

 

What is a DSF audio file?

DSF audio file contains DSD audio stream and  information about track (song): artwork, name, album, etc.  Read more...

 

How do I play DSF on foobar2000?

Read step-by-step  DSD on foobar2000 user guide...

 

How do I convert DSF to mp3?

Read step-by-step  DSF to mp3 conversion user guide...

 

Can VLC play DSF files?

As far as the author knows, the DSF playback ability of VLC, at the moment of the article writing, is still not implemented.

 

 


Read educational articles about DSD and FLAC audio files


Read more about music conversion
  1. How to convert DSF to WAV >
  2. How to convert DSF to mp3 >
  3. How to oversample DSF audio file >

 

How to convert DSF DFF DSD files to FLAC

 

January 22, 2022 updated | since September 24, 2017

 
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