I have a bunch of FLAC files and I am having trouble getting them on my iPod and getting any programs to play them .

Please help, and yes i did use the searchbar, but to no avail.
Convert them, silly.

Unless you modify your iPod's software, you cannot play FLAC files on your iPod.

Also, VLC player supports FLAC.
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