Recently, I received some emails asking “Which one is better: FLAC or MP3?” and I saw some forum topics arguing “Is FLAC better than MP3?”. Actually, it is difficult to say which one is better since each has its merits when considering different items.
FLAC, short for Free Lossless Audio Codec, is a losslessly compressed audio file that maintains the same quality as the original source. It takes up a large amount of space since it maintains the lossless quality like the other lossless audio formats: WAV, APE and WV.
MP3 vs. FLAC
Quality: FLAC is better than MP3. FLAC is a losslessly compressed audio while MP3 is a lossy audio format.
Compatibility: MP3 is better than FLAC. MP3 format can be played on any multimedia players, such as iPhone/iPad/iPod/PCs/Android devices. Nevertheless FLAC file is compatible with specified devices.
File size: FLAC is bigger than MP3.
According to this comparison, you must have a good knowledge of their merits and demerits. Here is a method which can combine their advantages and remove the disadvantages: converting FLAC to MP3. There are a large number of available online converters. But they have the following defects: can’t work if there is no network, poor output quality, a few formats supported and so on.
However, a free FLAC to MP3 converter application is a better choice since it does not have the above flaws and it offers more functions. Why not to free download it?
This FLAC to MP3 free converter can not only convert FLAC to MP3 free but also offer other free functions: video/audio conversion, free download videos and audios from YouTube, etc. In addition to free convert FLAC to MP3, I converted other lossless audios: WAV to MP3 and APE to MP3. It also supports video conversion keeping high quality: H264 to MP4, M2TS to MP4 and convert MKV to AVI. All these conversions can keep its original quality. Let’s start the step-by-step FLAC file to MP3 conversion.
Launch the FLAC to MP3 converter free and add FLAC file to the main interface by clicking the “Add File” button.
Whole Process about FLAC to MP3
Click the “Output Format” on the right side and choose MP3 format under the audio tab.
Tips: As the formats supported list shown, you can select devices as output format. It is really convenient to directly convert videos/audios to our various devices if we don’t know what format it supports. For instance, I converted MKV to PS4 and converted MP4 to iPad. So if you are not a master of device formats, it is really useful for you!
Select MP3 and Other Supported Devices
Click the “Run” button and in a blink of eye, you will get an audio file with lossless quality while with small size. So you can enjoy high quality music with any devices whenever and wherever!
As I referred above, this free FLAC to MP3 converter supports free downloading video/audio from YouTube within four steps:
Click “Download Video”→Copy and paste URL→Click “Analyze” and choose the “Video Quality”→ Click “Download”
Since this version is free, so you are only permitted to download videos or audios from YouTube. But if you want to download from other websites you could download the HD Video Converter Factory Pro which supports downloading from Vimeo, Dailymotion, Twitch and other pop video sharing sites.
Hopes this free converter and this tutorial can help you!
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