10 Mac OS X Macs are a bit weird. There is a bug that causes it to be impossible to upgrade the RAM if you have not used the computer for a while. But it's worth it. The core i5/i7 CPUs are the best. A: It is possible to use LAME with FLAC on Mac OS X. You will need to install the command line tools, and build the LAME library. For a Mac running Lion, this is the easiest way: sudo xcode-select --install sudo xcodebuild -license accept sudo xcode-select -s /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer sudo xcodebuild -target build-all-osx sudo xcodebuild -target install-app For a Mac running Mountain Lion, the easiest way is to install the MacPorts version of FLAC. sudo port install flac If you want to compile LAME from source, use the instructions on the wiki. # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- # This file is part of beets. # Copyright 2016, Joseph Beaudoin # # Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining # a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the # "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including # without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, # distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to # permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to # the following conditions: # The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be # included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. from beets.core.plugin import Plugin from beets.core.session import Session from beets.core.ui.text import Error, Warning from beets.utils import get_state_dict class BeetsPlugin(Plugin): def __init__(self): super(BeetsPlugin, self).__init__() self.name = "beets" self.description = "beets plugin"