How to Convert Flac to MP3 Vlc

FLAC files (Free Lossless Audio Codec) are large, lossless audio files. MP3s, a very common audio format, are very compressed file types, and are not as high quality. Finding a media player that can play and convert FLAC files can be tricky; however, VLC Media Player is a good choice for those who need to convert their FLACs. VLC is a powerful media player and transcoder capable of converting FLACs to a number of formats, including MP3s. Please note that you will lose some audio quality during conversion, because of the differences in FLAC and MP3 compression standards.

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Launch VLC Media Player.

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Click the "Media" button at the top of VLC's toolbar. Select "Convert/Save" from the list of options to enter the "Open Media..." window.

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Click the "Add..." button on the right side of the "Open Media..." screen to enter a new window to search for your input FLAC file.

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Locate the desired FLAC file on your computer and click "Open."

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Click the "Convert/Save" button in the bottom right of the "Open Media..." screen to enter the next screen in the conversion process.

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Click the "Browse" button to the right of the "Destination File" box to open a Windows Explorer window where you can name your file and choose a save location on your hard drive.

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Name your output MP3 file. Include the ".mp3" file extension at the end of your file name, or VLC will not convert the file properly.

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Click "Save."

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Press the "Start" button in the next window to begin the FLAC to MP3 conversion in VLC Media Player.