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What is the best app to convert FLAC to MP3?

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by TheRH, Sep 22, 2018.
  1. TheRH
    What is the best app to convert FLAC files to MP3?
  2. PurpleAngel Contributor
    Not sure which app, but Majorgeeks is loaded with free software, I'm sure there is a good program there to convert FLAC to mp3.
    I myself would make mp3s (from FLAC) in the 256k or 320k range.
  3. Roseval
  4. taffy2207
  5. Robert Padgett
    I used Sound Converter (or Sound Konverter, the German version) which is open-source (free) for use on Debian Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)
  6. luckybaer
    dBpoweramp is what I use if I converted to .mp3 from FLAC. I use it to convert from FLAC to Apple Lossless, and it works great.
    pretzel06 likes this.
  7. bunsenburner156
    Xrecode (either 2 or 3) is good. Both should be shareware. Free forever just with a little nag screen upon startup. Back end is ffmpeg but the software does all the hard work. Tons of options and can batch process conversions.

    If 3 is not shareware anymore just get version 2. I know that one works fine just with a nag screen.

    If anyone has better recommendations that are truly free, please let me know as I'd switch over though I do like this program.
  8. originalsnuffy
    Many people do endorse the "Lame" encoder that was referenced early above.

    Realistically most MP3 decoders are pretty much the same. If you are really into the quality of the bit reduced stream, look into AAC. It sounds marginally better for any given bit rate. I focus on FLAC files and throw memory cards at it....
  9. pretzel06
    I definitely like dBpoweramp I used it for a long time. It’s more simple and lightweight to use.
    luckybaer likes this.
  10. svinaik
    XLD is a good option
  11. stonesfan129
    On Windows, I use foobar2000 with the Free Encoder Pack and then just aim it at my copy of lame.exe that comes packaged with dBpoweramp.

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