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How to convert FLAC to MP3 using the Movavi converter

Edited by Ben Jacklin

FLAC, or Free Lossless Audio Codec, is an audio format that compresses music files without losing any data. However, as is the case with most lossless formats, the files are often quite large and can fill your storage space with just a few albums. The FLAC format is also not widely supported on mobile devices, so, to be on the safe side, you might want to know how to convert FLAC to MP3 – one of the more widely supported formats.

An easy way to transcode your files is by using Movavi Video Converter. This powerful conversion software for Windows and Mac can help you not only with converting FLAC to MP3 but also with multiple other media file conversion and compatibility issues. Just download the appropriate version of Movavi Video Converter and follow the short guide below on how to change FLAC to MP3.

Step 1. Install the Movavi FLAC-to-MP3 converter

Download and run the Video Converter installation file. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the app.

Step 2. Add files to batch-convert FLAC to MP3

Click Add Media, select the Add Audio option, and choose the audio file for which you’d like to change the format. You can also add a batch of files to perform a mass conversion. Movavi Video Converter supports a wide range of formats, so you can batch-convert FLAC to MP3 and also change MP3 files to FLAC, although it won't improve the sound quality because of the specifics of the MP3 format.

Step 3. Select the output format

Open the Audio tab, click on the MP3 group, and select the bitrate that best suits your needs. Since you're converting from a lossless audio format, higher bitrates (like 320 kbps) will certainly retain more quality, but the output files will be larger than those with lower bitrates.

Step 4. Switch the format to convert FLAC to MP3

Click the Save to button to specify a folder for saving your files, then press Convert to change the format of your files from FLAC to MP3. Once the conversion is complete, the destination folder will open automatically.

Great! Now you know how to convert MP4 to FLV on Mac or Windows with Movavi’s MP4-to-FLV converter app.

FLAC vs. MP3 – comparing formats

MP3 vs. FLAC: which is better? One of the main advantages of FLAC is audio quality. However, FLAC is not supported by all media players, and the file size is quite large. If you want to play your audio files on different devices and save some storage space, then definitely choose MP3 over FLAC. See the table below for more information on FLAC vs. MP3.

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