Have you just finished downloading a music album and have you noticed that the downloaded ones are not standard MP3 songs, but rather “strange” files with FLAC extension? There is nothing you need to worry about, believe me.
Files in FLAC format are songs and sounds encoded through a free lossless audio codec: the Free Lossless Audio Codec which, with the same size, ensures a higher quality than that used for MP3s. Its only flaw - if we want to call it that - is that it is not adequately supported by all the players on the market.
In light of what has just been said, I thought I'd offer you today's guide, in which we will see together come convertire FLAC in MP3 thanks to some free software for Windows and Mac OS X: choose the one that seems to you best suited to your needs and / or easier to use and find out how to make the most of it by following the instructions below. I assure you that in no time you will be able to convert any FLAC file to MP3 and play it on as many devices as you want. Happy reading and have fun!
Fri: Ac (Windows / Mac / Linux)
The first software I recommend you to try is Fre: ac, a free and open source audio converter compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
To download it to your PC, connect to its website and click on the item first Downloads located in the left sidebar and then on the link freac-xxexe located next to the wording Self extracting installer (on the page that opens). Next, open the program installation package (ex. freac–1.0.26.exe) and complete the setup by clicking on the buttons in sequence Yes, forward, Yes, forward for another four consecutive times e end.
At the end of the procedure, start Fre: ac and drag the FLAC files to be transformed into MP3 in the application window. Then click on the arrow located next to the green icon with the symbol play (top) and select the item LAME MP3 encoder from the menu that opens. The selected songs will be converted fully automatically and saved in the Music folder of your PC.
To change the destination folder of the files, click on the button Shop by Department which is located at the bottom right. Instead, to adjust the audio codec settings, use thegear which is located at the top left. In the window that opens, if you want to manually adjust the quality of the output files, choose the item Custom settings give menu to tendin Uses.
Do you have a Mac? In this case you can download Fre: ac by connecting to the application website and clicking on the item first Downloads located in the left sidebar and then on the link freac-xx-macosx.dmg. To install the program, open the package dmg containing it and copies the icon Freac in the folder Applications in OS X.
That's all. For the rest, the operation of the program is identical to what has just been seen for Windows systems, you must follow the same instructions I gave you before.
MediaHuman Audio Converter (Windows/Mac)
MediaHuman Audio Converter is another free software compatible with Windows and Mac OS X that allows you to convertire file FLAC in MP3 in a few clicks while preserving the quality of the original files (within the limits of the possible).
To download it to your PC, connect to its website and click on the button Download located at the bottom left. Then open the installation package named MHAudioConverter.exe and click the button Yes. Then accept the conditions of use of the program, putting the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement, and click your forward for four consecutive times and then on Install e end to conclude the setup.
When the operation is complete, you just have to start MediaHuman Audio Converter and drag the FLAC files to be transformed into MP3 in the software window. Then expand the drop-down menu Format located at the top, select the items MP3 e stereo, 44100Hz, 320kbps (or a lower quality) from the menus in the box that opens and first presses on Close and then on the button with the two arrows located at the top right to start the conversion.
By default, the songs converted by MediaHuman Audio Converter are saved in the folder MusicaConverted by MediaHuman Of computer. If you want to change the destination path, click on the icon first wrench located at the top right and then on the button [...] found under the heading Output folder.
If you are using a Mac, you can download MediaHuman Audio Converter by clicking on the button Download present on the program site, while to install the software you just have to open the package dmg containing it and drag its icon into the folder Applications of OS X. The operation of the software is the same as we have just seen together on Windows systems, you can follow the same procedure.
TAudioConverter is a free and open source converter that supports all major audio file formats: FLAC, MP3, AAC, AAC HE, AC3, MusePack, Ogg Vorbis, Opus, WMA, DTS, ALAC, Monkey's Audio, TAK, TTA, WavPack , AIFF and PCM. It works with all the latest versions of Windows and is multithreaded, so it can use multiple encoders simultaneously to reduce processing time.
To download TAudioConverter on your PC, connect to its official website and click on the item first Downloads located in the left sidebar and then on the links fosshub.com, stable releases Visit e Download TAudioConverter Windows Installer 64bit (in the pages that open). If you are using a 32-bit operating system you must click on the item Download TAudioConverter Windows Installer 32bit and not on the "Download TAudioConverter Windows Installer 64bit".
When the download is complete, open the TAudioConverter installation package (eg. TAC(xx)setup_64bit.exe)
click her cousin Yes and then OK e forward. Then put the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement and complete the program setup by first clicking on forward five consecutive times and then on Install e end.
Now you just have to start TAudioConverter and drag the FLAC files to convert to MP3 in the main program window. Then select the item MP3 – 320 kbps – Stereo – 44100Hz (or lower quality) from the drop-down menu Presets and click on the button Start located at the top right to start the conversion.
By default, the converted songs are saved in the folder Documents / TAC Of computer. To change the route, click on the button KATEGORIEN which is located at the bottom right.
You only have to convert a few songs and, to do that, don't you want to install other applications on your computer? Then I believe that the most suitable solution for you is Media io, an online service that allows you to convert all major audio file formats directly from the browser (without requiring special plugins). It also does not require any registration.
Its operation is really very simple. After connecting to its main page, click on the item Select files to convert and select the FLAC files you want to convert to MP3. Then click on the button MP3 (file .mp3) and select the desired output quality from those available: bassa 96 kbit/s, Normal 128 kbit / s, High 192 kbit / s o Extreme 320 kbit / s.
Finally, press the button Converted and wait for your songs to load and convert - it shouldn't take long. Once the procedure is complete, click on the button Download and the MP3s generated by Media.io will be automatically downloaded to your computer.