Best way to convert FLAC to MP3

Ok

I am looking for the best way to convert the FLAC files that I have to MP3

I have the album ‘Concert for George (2 discs)’ in FLAC format. What program would be best to convert them all to 320 kpbs MP3 files to properly use on WMP and on my FUZE. I understand the FUZE supports FLAC, and it does, but I would preffer the files to be in MP3 format.

Thanks!

@smartinez281 wrote:

Ok

I am looking for the best way to convert the FLAC files that I have to MP3

 

I have the album ‘Concert for George (2 discs)’ in FLAC format. What program would be best to convert them all to 320 kpbs MP3 files to properly use on WMP and on my FUZE. I understand the FUZE supports FLAC, and it does, but I would preffer the files to be in MP3 format.

 

Thanks!

What program were the discs ripped with? I think most of them will transcode FLAC into MP3. Just make sure you’re not converting the original file…you’re looking to make an MP3 version of the original. 

The CD is actually from a buddy of mine, these are his rips and I have no idea what program he used.

Foobar 2000 is FREE and fast

http://www.foobar2000.org/?page=Download

You’ll also need LAME

http://www.free-codecs.com/Lame_Encoder_download.htm

Install FOOBAR, add the LAME.exe and go with V0, fast settings and you’ll have the best quality MP3’s possible.,

Winamp works extremely well for this.  You can either use Winamp’s portable sync feature to transcode from FLAC to MP3 on the fly when syncing your player or you can use Winamp’s Format Converter to batch convert your files into a new folder structure on your hard drive.  Either method works basically the same way and you have full control over file/folder naming convention and transcoding options.

My whole library is FLAC and I use both methods above all the time.

@emagon4523 wrote:

Foobar 2000 is FREE and fast

http://www.foobar2000.org/?page=Download

 

You’ll also need LAME

http://www.free-codecs.com/Lame_Encoder_download.htm

 

Install FOOBAR, add the LAME.exe and go with V0, fast settings and you’ll have the best quality MP3’s possible.,

I use these as well.   V0 with the lame codec and a good in-ear headphones sounds amazing.     V2 is acceptable for myself and saves space.    Its all good, and sounds awesome on the Fuze or Clip.    Thanks Sansa for making superior sounding mp3 players.

For quite a while I’ve been using Audio Converter Studio to convert audio files.

Here you can find the How do I convert FLAC to Mp3 tutoring guide.

Message Edited by Nicola on 05-27-2009 05:18 AM

Message Edited by Nicola on 05-27-2009 05:19 AM

Cute spam, Nicola. There is zero need to pay for a converter. 

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