Convert FLAC to MP3 in Mac OS
If you need to convert FLAC to MP3 in Mac OS X for free, the best way to do this is using a utility called All2MP3.
Convert FLAC to MP3
Here are the steps to convert FLAC audio to MP3 format within Mac OS X.
- Locate the FLAC audio files you want converted
- Download All2MP3, it’s a free utility that will handle the conversion
- Launch All3MP3
- Drag the FLAC audio files into the All2MP3 GUI
- If you wish to adjust quality options, use the sliding bitrate scale. The default is set to 320kbps.
- Click on “Convert”
All3MP3 goes to work and handles all the conversion. The time it takes depends on the processor speed of your Mac, but it’s generally really fast for audio conversion standards. The FLAC files will be converted to MP3 within their original directory, so look for the new converted files in the same place.
What is FLAC anyway? Can iTunes play FLAC?
FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, and every once in a while you’ll come across audio files that are in this format. FLAC files are great because they’re usually of very high quality,but they’re annoying because iTunes can’t open a FLAC file by default. The solution is to convert the FLAC to MP3 format, and then iTunes can read it as usual.
Using the same app you can also convert wma to mp3 amongst other supported audio formats, including MPC, APE, WV, FLAC, OGG, WMA, AIFF, WAV, and others.