FLAC to MP3
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You'll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you'll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.
FLAC Audio Format FLAC Converter
The FLAC file type is an open-source format for audio. The format uses lossless compression, and it’s usually used for playing and storing high-quality digital music. The name FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, and the format was released in the early 2000s by the Xiph.Org foundation as an alternative to formats like MP3. FLAC significantly reduces the size of an audio file, while delivering higher sound quality than some other formats. Many music lovers prefer to store and play their digital music in FLAC format.
The main drawback of FLAC as a digital music format is that it’s not universally supported, so you usually need to install extra software on your device in order to play the files. Most open-source media players, including VLC Media Player, MPlayer and Audacity, can play FLAC audio tracks.
MP3 Audio Format MP3 Converter
MP3 is the most common format for storing and playing digital music. It’s short for ‘MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3’, and it was developed in the early 1990s as a way of compressing audio to create smaller files that could be easily shared and stored without losing too much sound quality.
MP3 is a universal format maintained by the International Office for Standardization (ISO). MP3 tracks will play on almost any device and with most media players, including Windows Media Player and Apple Music. Digital music took off in the 1990s and 2000s, and many users used media players to ‘rip’ CDs, or download tracks from sites like Napster, turning MP3 into the most common audio format. Because MP3 uses ‘lossy’ compression that can’t be reversed, some music listeners prefer to use other formats such as FLAC, even if the file sizes are bigger.
How to convert a FLAC to a MP3 file?
- 1. Choose the FLAC file that you want to convert.
- 2. Select MP3 as the the format you want to convert your FLAC file to.
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Frequently asked questions
If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.
You can convert a FLAC file to MP3 using an audio player like VLC or Audacity, or with an audio file conversion application or an online tool like Zamzar. To convert with VLC media player, you’ll need to select ‘File’, then ‘Convert/Stream’, then add your FLAC file, choose MP3 as the ‘Profile’, and then click ‘Save as File’. Alternatively, you can convert FLAC files in just three steps with Zamzar without any extra software. Simply upload your files to the free tool on Zamzar’s website, select to convert them to MP3, and then download the new audio files.
You may be able to open a FLAC file with Windows 10 if you have Windows Media Player 12 or later, and if you can open the file then you should be able to save it in MP3 format. If you have an older version of Windows Media Player, you won’t be able to use this to convert FLAC to MP3. However, you could install an audio player like VLC or Audacity on your PC, and then you’ll be able to use this to convert between different audio formats. Zamzar’s free online tool is another way that you can convert FLAC to MP3 on a Windows device, and you don’t even need to install extra software. Just upload one or more FLAC files to Zamzar’s website, click to convert them into MP3, and then download the new files.
One of the best FLAC to MP3 converters is the tool on Zamzar’s website, because you can convert files without needing to install any additional software. Simply upload your FLAC files, select MP3 format and ‘Convert Now’, and then download the new audio files. Zamzar is also free for most users. Another free method if you don’t mind downloading new software is to use VLC media player. You’d need to install the media player on your device first and could then use its ‘Convert/Stream’ feature to change your FLAC file to MP3 format.
Zamzar’s online conversion tool is an easy way to convert FLAC to MP3 for free. Just upload one or more FLAC files to the tool on Zamzar’s site and select to convert them to MP3. The tool will work in real time with no need to install any software, and you can download your new audio files in moments. Another way you can convert FLAC to MP3 for free is by downloading VLC media player and using its ‘Convert/Stream’ function to change the format of your files. You may also be able to find some free file conversion software applications, although some of these contain ads (unlike Zamzar).
It is OK to convert FLAC to MP3. Converting the files using Zamzar or a media player app like VLC will compress the audio data slightly. However, it means the files will play on more devices, as FLAC is not universally supported. Zamzar’s free online conversion tool works without the need to install any extra software, and you can convert from FLAC to MP3 in only three steps. Upload your FLAC files, click to change them into MP3 format, and then download the files when they’ve converted.