The Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) is a digital audio coding format that uses lossless compression developed by Xiph.Org Foundation. It was released in 2001, and its filename extension is .flac.
MP3 is a format standard for digital audio that uses lossy compression developed by the Fraunhofer Society. Its official name is MPEG-1 Audio Layer III or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III.
Frequently Answered Questions
Can you change FLAC to MP3?
Yes, you can convert FLAC files to MP3. It's a matter of encoding the FLAC file data with MP3 technology. That is a typical process to compress FLAC and make the file size around ten times smaller while keeping a decent audio quality,
But this is all about using the correct tool. Otherwise, it's not possible. You can look up conversion apps on the Internet or use our tool and start converting now!
Can Windows Media Player convert FLAC files to MP3?
Yes, you can convert FLAC files to MP3 using Windows Media Player, but not directly. The method consists of burning the FLAC files to a CD, then ripping the CD to MP3 format, all through Windows Media Player.
The method is long and can be complex to some. Besides, you need a blank CD to perform it. But you can make the conversion with a Windows device using our platform. It's faster and easier.
Does converting FLAC to MP3 makes the file lose quality?
Yes, it does. The file's audio data lose quality when you convert it from FLAC to MP3. The reason is that FLAC is a lossless format. So the file sounds as good as the original recording. But MP3 is a lossy format, which lowers the audio quality to make the files smaller.
In conclusion, by converting FLAC to MP3, you make the file smaller but at the cost of audio quality.
Is it safe to use FLAC to MP3 converters?
Yes, it is safe to use online converters. At least our platform is.
Understandably, people believe online converters are unsafe. It involves sharing data with a third party and downloading content from the Internet. Data can be stolen or duplicated, and you could be downloading files with the virus. But that it's only a possibility when talking about untrusted sites, not Convertr.
Here at Convertr, we don't keep copies of any of the files you upload, and your documents are yours only. Also, we test our platform regularly to keep it clean of any cyber threat. That way, you don't have to encounter viruses, malware, phishing threats, and the like.
Use Convertr with no limits. Your files, your device, and you are safe here.
How to convert FLAC to MP3
It's simple to convert FLAC audio to MP3 files, at least when using our platform.
Convertr counts with a user-friendly interface everyone can use, even people with 0 knowledge about audio editing and computing.
In a short time, you'll convert all the FLAC files you want to MP3. Follow these steps and make the conversion:
- Click or tap on "Choose files" and select the FLAC files you wish to convert. You can also drag and drop the videos anywhere in this page.
- Select MP3 as the desired output.
- Click on convert.
- Click on download.
That is all you have to do!
After waiting for a little (from seconds to few minutes, depending on the file size), your FLAC files will be converted to MP3.