Prerequisites for running FLACManager¶
Apple no longer includes X11 with OS X. If you encounter an
error message indicating that the
DISPLAY environment variable is
undefined when attempting to run FLACManager, you will need to
Additionally, you must register for a Gracenote Developer account to obtain a user ID and client ID (which you must then provide in the flacmanager.ini configuration file).
FLACManager also has several software prerequisites. Each of the following can be installed via MacPorts, or follow the links to the original project pages to download sources and build/install yourself.
- flac - Command-line FLAC encoder/decoder
- lame - Command-line MP3 encoder
- libdiscid - a C library for creating MusicBrainz and freedb DiscIDs from audio CDs
lame executables must be on your
location of the
libdiscid shared library must be specified in the
flacmanager.ini configuration file (e.g.
Additionally, FLACManager calls the following programs which are available in Mac OS X and should not require any special/additional configuration: