A huge benefit that people are drawn to the FLAC file format is that it can shrink large audio files. Unfortunately, there aren't many devices that still support the FLAC format. Hence, you may need to convert your files to MP3 format.
Every time you convert a file, there is a risk of losing data. However, we got the science to the point and we can walk you through the steps.
Step 1: Go to the Online Audio Converter website
Online Audio Converter is the fastest and easiest way to convert your FLAC files to MP3. It's a free, web-based converter so you don't have to purchase a subscription or download and install anything. Everything you need to convert your FLAC files can be found right on the main page of this website.
The only problem is that batch conversions with Online Audio Converter take a little longer than some of our other options. The website has been clearly designed with smaller conversions in mind.
Step 2: Choose the files you want to convert
Select the big blue Open Files button – if you want to select your files from local storage – or just click one of these three upload options to choose your files: Google Drive, Dropbox, or URL.
Step 3: Select your format and quality level and adjust your settings
In the second section of the Online Audio Converter, select the format and quality level you want. The converter automatically uses the default setting (128 kbps) when converting files to MP3. If you tap the Advanced Settings button, you can customize things like Bit rate, sample rate, channels and other functions. This section also provides the ability to edit the title information of your file using the "Edit Title Information" button.
Step 4: convert and save your file
In the last section of the converter labeled number 3, select the Convert button to finish converting your file. Once the conversion is complete, Online Audio Converter offers three ways to save your new file: Download (to save your file to your local storage) or Save to Google Drive or Dropbox.
Fre: ac (Windows)
Fre: ac has neither the most beautiful nor the most user-friendly interface. However, it is a free audio converter for Windows PC that allows you to convert your FLAC files to MP3s quickly because it uses multi-core CPUs to optimize the conversion speeds. Plus, you can simply download it from the Microsoft Store and start converting immediately after installing it. In addition to an audio converter, Fre: ac also offers features such as a built-in CD ripper, a user interface that can be displayed in 43 languages, and Unicode support for tags and filenames, to name a few.
To MP3 Converter Free (MacOS)
One of the most popular audio converters on the Mac Store is aptly titled To MP3 Converter Free, an easy-to-use utility for converting any of over 200 audio and video formats to MP3. The software supports FLAC files and the conversion process couldn't be easier. The software also allows you to change the output from a constant bit rate to a variable bit rate and transfer tags from the source file.
A $ 7 annual subscription helps you batch convert folders and files. You can also change the sound by fading in and out and reducing the silence before and after the songs.
CloudConvert (Google Chrome Extension / Online Option)
You don't have to waste valuable space on your device to use CloudConvert. A connection to the internet is required as it is a web-based program. For users of the Google Chrome browser or a Chromebook, there is also the option of working with CloudConvert as a Chrome add-on. Just download the add-on, open it, and you're good to go.
You can convert most files with CloudConvert, whether it's audio or just about anything else. The long list of services includes documents, videos, pictures, and e-books. In addition, FLAC and MP3 files can be processed seamlessly. It's great for anyone using a Chromebook or Google Drive as files can be easily accessed and saved online.
Compared to the other options on our list, CloudConvert offers less advanced features as it is a web-based service. You can manipulate some basic controls like bit rate, but more detailed controls are mostly missing. You can welcome the lack of advanced features to make the file conversion process easier.