How to Convert Flac to MP3 Vlc

By Andrew Schrader

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.

Step 1

Launch VLC Media Player.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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.Click "Save."

Step 6

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