FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is a music file format that maintains the best sound quality but also takes up a lot of hard disk space. FLAC files cannot be played on MP3 players. By converting FLAC files to MP3 files, you free up space on your hard drive and get the ability to play songs on more devices. There are tons of FLAC to MP3 converters and you can get confused about them. This article will tell you how to use converters on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux. It also describes how the online converter works.
Method 1 of 3: Windows and Mac OS X
Step 1. Download MediaHuman's Audio Converter program
Open this site and download the installer of the program.
Step 2. Install Audio Converter
Step 3. Launch Audio Converter
Step 4. Drag one or more FLAC files into the Audio Converter window
Or add files to the program by clicking on the “+.” A system explorer window will open, where you can browse and select the files you want.
Step 5. From the "Format" menu, choose "MP3"
This is the only drop-down menu in the Audio Converter.
Step 6. In the MP3 dialog box, set the parameters for the final MP3 files
- You can choose to convert to monaural or stereo sound. You will probably lose any audio file by choosing the "Mono" option.
- You can set the sampling rate. Music CDs use a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz (or 44100 Hz). By setting a lower value, the sound quality will deteriorate.
- You can set the bitrate level. 128 kbps is a common bitrate for MP3 files found on the Internet.
Step 7. Convert the file (s)
To do this, click "Convert".
Step 8. Find the converted files
Click "Find" next to the list of converted files to open the destination MP3 files folder.
- The "Find" button looks like a magnifying glass.
- Audio Converter also converts audio files to WMA, MP3, AAC, WAV, OFF, AIFF and Apple Lossless formats.
Method 2 of 3: Linux (Gnome Environment)
Step 1. Download and install SoundConverter
This can be done at
SoundConverter is free software
Step 2. Launch SoundConverter
Step 3. Click "Settings" to open the "Settings" window
Step 4. In the "Settings" window, click "Select" and select the folder where the final MP3 files will be placed
Step 5. In the "Result" section, open the "Format" menu and select "MP3 (mp3)"
Step 6. Set the quality of MP3 files
Open the Quality menu and select the desired sound quality.
Step 7. Upload FLAC files to SoundConverter
To do this, in the program window, click "Add file" to add a file, or click "Add folder" to add a folder with FLAC files. The files will be added to SoundConverter.
Step 8. Click "Convert"
SoundConverter will convert FLAC files to MP3 format and send the final files to the folder of your choice.
SoundConverter can convert audio files to various formats
Method 3 of 3: Online Converter
Step 1. Open FLAC to MP3 Converter
2 Download files to this converter.
To do this, click "Upload Files" or simply drag and drop files into the browser window.
You can upload up to 20 FLAC files. This may take some time (depending on your internet speed)
Step 3. Download the converted files
When the conversion is complete, click "Download ZIP". Converted MP3 files will be downloaded as one ZIP archive.