How to Convert FLAC to MP3 in Windows

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How to Convert FLAC to MP3 in Windows
FLAC files can be converted to the CD-compatible MP3 format. (cds image by Raimundas from Fotolia.com)

Known as FLAC files, Free Lossless Audio Codec files are popular for a variety of reasons. They offer lossless formats which allow you to create and edit the files without losing any audio quality. With they are useful with a number of programs, they are not as accessible as the MP3 format which is known for its use on MP3 players and audio CDs. You can make this conversion on your Windows computer using a number of free sources that can be found online.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Install the Music Match Jukebox program on your desktop if you do not already have it, then open the program.

  2. 2

    Select the "File" tab on the main menu and click "Options">"Convert."

  3. 3

    Select your FLAC file in the "Source Directory" window and choose a folder to send it to in the "Destination Directory" window.

  4. 4

    Click the "Destination Data Type" drop-down menu and select "MP3."

  5. 5

    Click "Start" to convert the file and send it to your computer's folder that you selected.

  1. 1

    Install iTunes if you do not already have it. Open the program, then drag and drop your FLAC file onto the library page.

  2. 2

    Click "Edit" in the upper main menu and select "Preferences">"Import Settings."

  3. 3

    Click the drop-down in the "Import Settings" window and select "Import Using: MP3 Encoder."

  4. 4

    Click "OK" and right-click on your FLAC file on your iTunes page.

  5. 5

    Click "Create MP3 Version" to have the file load in your library directly under the original FLAC file.

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