How to convert FLAC to MP3

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How to convert FLAC to MP3

Postby igrowingbaby » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:26 am

Have you ever spent the time downloading your favorite audios that you sought after, only to find out that the files are all in FLAC format? Though FLAC is a fine audio format, it is so large in file size. So it is not practical to send FLAC files through email or offer them for downloading on the internet. Besides, most portable devices like iPhone, iPod, Zune, etc. can not play FLAC files. Just convert FLAC to MP3 with Bigasoft FLAC MP3 converter to have more convenience.

Bigasoft FLAC Converter is a powerful audio converter program which can easily convert any video/audio format to any other audio format on Windows or Mac. So it is also a professional FLAC to MP3 converter which can transfer and convert FLAC to MP3 on Mac or Windows in just one click.

The following is a step-by-step guide on how to convert FLAC to MP3 on Mac or Windows with the powerful FLAC to MP3 converter.

Step 1 Run Bigasoft FLAC Converter

Free download Bigasoft FLAC Converter (Mac Version, Windows Version), then install and run it, a charming interface will pop up as follows.


Step 2 Input FLAC files

Press "Add File" button to import your FLAC files.

Or you can also directly drag your FLAC files to the main interface of this FLAC to MP3 Converter (for Mac).


Step 3 Set MP3 output format

Click "Profile" drop-down button to set MP3 output format. You can click "Browse..." button to choose destination folder for saving output files.

Step 4 Finish conversion

Click "Start" button to begin converting FLAC to MP3. You will get the output files that you want by clicking "Open Folder" button soon.


What is FLAC?

FLAC, the abbreviation for Free Lossless Audio Codec, accomplishes data compression without sacrificing the integrity of the audio source. FLAC's free and open source royalty-free nature makes it well-supported by many software applications. Audio sources encoded to FLAC are typically reduced to 50-60% of their original size. Compared to lossy formats like MP3, FLAC playback support in portable audio devices and dedicated audio systems is limited at this time.

What is MP3?

MP3, standing for MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, is a patented digital audio encoding format using a form of lossy data compression. It is a compressed audio format that allows for smaller file sizes with similar sound quality. Audio sources encoded to MP3 are typically 10 to 12 times smaller than their original size. It is a common audio format for consumer audio storage, as well as a de facto standard of digital audio compression for the transfer and playback of music on digital audio players.

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