How to Convert .flac Files into .mp3 in Mac / Linux / Windows?

What is .flac – Flac abbreviated for ‘Free Lose less Audio Codec’; it is basically a way to store your audio files without compromising with its quality as it is already cleared from the name lose less audio files but the only problem with flac files is that it consumes large amount of space on hard drive.

Due to this reason most people prefer to convert their flac file into mp3 files so that they consumes less storage space. In fact now days most of the audio players as well as multimedia players support only mp3 playback, whereas on the other hand only hand full of them currently supports Flac files.

So it is necessary to convert flac files into mp3 in order to make these files compatible with all media players.

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Best Softwares to Convert .flac Files into .mp3

In Case you don’t want to Download any kind of Tool or Software, then there is a Web-based application also which is Cloud Convert. Just click on ‘Select Files’ and select your desired way to save converted file and then hit ‘Start Conversion’ Button. You’ll get your converted file as conversion is done.

Cloud Converter

Converting Flac Files into MP3 in Mac OS X

This is for mac users who want to convert their bunch of flac files into mp3.

Download and Install software AlltoMp3: Head to Developer Page Tesrr’s to Download and use archive utility Software such as 7-zip or Winrar. Once the installation is complete, then just right click on the icon of the software and then click ‘Open’.

Add Files to Convert: Click on ’Choose’ button from bottom right and from there you can add as much files as you want to convert or You can simply Drag the flac files to be converted into mp3 from that finder window into the AlltoMp3 window. And then click on ‘Add’ button.

Step 1 mac

Then a slider lets you to select the quality of your  output files (from less to super). Decide the quality of converted files from there as per your choice.

Step 2 mac

Convert and wait until Process is done: Now, click on the ‘Convert’ button and wait until all the selected files are converted into mp3 format.

step 3 mac

Converting Flac Files into MP3 in Windows

Download and Install Flac to Mp3 Converter: Launch the application once Install.

Add Files to Convert: Select the files which you want to convert into mp3 by clicking ‘Add Files’ button from Top-Right Corner of application or you can drag and drop the files also.

Step 2 Windows

Convert to mp3: When you are done with adding Files, click on the ‘Convert to Mp3’ from Bottom-Right of application and wait for few minutes until all the files get converted into the mp3 format.

Converting Flac Files into MP3 in Linux

For those who are dealing with Linux and want to convert their flac files into mp3, the software which deals with Linux for this conversion purpose is Sound Converter which is completely free and licensed under GPL.

Download and Install the Sound Converter: After Installation, launch this software by right clicking on the Icon of software and then click ‘open’ button. Click on the ‘Add Files’ or ‘Add Folder’ to convert the selected files.

step 1 linux

Go to Edit & Preferences: Then Click on ‘Edit’ and  go to ‘Preferences’ from there. In preferences, you can select the output folder means the folder where you want to save your converted audio files.  In “Type of Result” column fill ‘mp3’ as you want to convert your files into mp3 format when you done with these preferences close this window by clicking on ‘close button from Bottom-Right.

step 2 Linux

Convert Files: Finally, click on the ‘Convert’ button from Top-Left of application and wait until all the selected files are get converted.


No Doubt, .flac Files has better Audio-Quality but these files occupy more Storage space & not supported by all Media Players. So, you can try any above mentioned Tool, depending on your Operating System. If you don’t want to Download any Tool or Application, then you should head towards ‘Cloud Convert’ service which is easy and free to use.

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