Music is huge part of our live, and in this era we can listen to our favorite music almost everywhere with many devices. If you have a music in FLAC format, you may know that not all devices can play the audio file with FLAC format by default. For example, by default, FLAC has just been supported by the latest Windows version: Windows 10. Previously, you have to install codec or use the third party media player, which support the FLAC format. If you own the iPhone or iPad, you know that it cannot support FLAC format by default. Moreover, the size of FLAC file is bigger than the other popular MP3 audio format.
The audio file with FLAC format has a quality equal to the original CD, that’s why its file size is bigger than the audio format like MP3. If you want to convert your FLAC format to MP3, you need to know that the audio quality will decrease. I will share 2 methods how to convert FLAC to MP3 for Windows platform, and multi platform through online FLAC converter.
- Desktop App converter for Windows
- Online FLAC converter
I have chosen a Freemake Audio Converter for Windows desktop app converter
There are many desktop app converters with the capability to convert FLAC to MP3 for free. I’ve chosen a software from Freemake, because this application is totally free and easy to use. It is one of the free FLAC to MP3 converters. You can get this free software by visiting freemake.com or just hit this link to download it
The downloaded file size is about 1.2MB. It’s an initial installer, which mean, you will need to download the files that are required for that application. All you need to watch during the installation process is the offer from Wajam and Tuneup Utilities Trial software. You can reject the offer by clicking i do not accept or uncheck I accept … , but you can also accept the offer. See the picture below.
After the installation process is done, a webpage will be opened automatically and offer the donation page. You can hit the donation if you want to help the developer to make the software better.
Follow the steps how to convert FLAC to MP3:
1. Click + audio and choose FLAC file you want to convert.
2. Choose to MP3
3. A pop up Windows will appear. Click the arrow sign to choose MP3 bitrate that you want, or you can also click Add your preset for further configuration: title, channels, and rate sample.
4. On the Save To, make sure the destination folder before you click Convert.
This software allows you to convert the FLAC files. To do this, just highlight the files we want to convert and follow the steps above.
For the online FLAC converter, I have chosen Convertio
The appearance of this website is so simple and you can do it fast, but here you cannot preset or choose the bitrate you want. The advantage is, you can choose the file source not only from the computer but can also from URL, Google Drive, and Dropbox. Follow these simple steps:
1. Click select the file and choose the file source that you want to convert.
2. Choose the destination folder. You can choose Save to Google Drive, Dropbox, or choose the email address. You can also convert more than one file at once by clicking Add More Files.
3. Click Convert.
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