Best way to convert FLAC to MP3?

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  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Jon.
     


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    I got it from a friend of mine who had it in FLAC. I only want to convert it to play it on my iPod.

    Jon.
     


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    I got it from a friend of mine who had it in FLAC. I only want to convert it to play it on my iPod.

    Jon.


    Ipods will place FLAC, I believe, unless you just want a smaller file.

    FLAC is loseless, right? So why not just convert back to WAV with a program like FLAC Fronted, than encode with LAME at V0, V1, etc.
     


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    FLAC is loseless, right? So why not just convert back to WAV with a program like FLAC Fronted, than encode with LAME at V0, V1, etc.
    Yes it is. "Free Lossless Audio Codec"
     


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    You can play FLAC on your iPod if you update the firmware with Rockbox.
     


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    jon., assuming that you are seeking to preserve sound quality, the best way would be to convert FLAC into WAV and then to MP3.

    everyone has winamp, so i would say the easiest way to convert FLAC into WAV is as follows:

    1. open up winamp
    2. ctrl + k
    3. under "plug-ins," select "output"
    4. select "nullsoft disk writer plug-in"

    from there, you'll want to select a directory/folder for winamp to dump the WAV file into.

    after you have your WAV file, you can google for an MP3 converter. many music programs have this capability. you'll also want to google for a good MP3 encoder. LAME is a commonly recommended encoder.

    WAV is lossless. MP3 is not. that's why it's important you find a good MP3 encoder. i also recommend encoding at the highest VBR, as opposed to the highest constant bitrate.
     


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  13. Connemara

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    FLAC is for n00bz. I prefer .shn.
     


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    FLAC is for n00bz. I prefer .shn.

    Yah, Shorten rocks. Things like seeking and native playing are so lame.
     


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    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Yah, Shorten rocks. Things like seeking and native playing are so lame.
    Adding seek tables takes 1-2 minutes in a command prompt. Not hard.
     


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