Software & Apps Backup & Utilities How to Convert FLAC to MP3 Converting FLAC files is easier than you think by Jennifer Allen Writer Jennifer Allen has been writing about technology since 2010. Her work has appeared in Mashable, TechRadar, and many more publications. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Jennifer Allen Updated on July 30, 2020 Backup & Utilities Design Cryptocurrency MS Office Windows Linux Google Drive Apps File Types Backup & Utilities View More Tweet Share Email What to Know Use a site like Online Audio Converter for individual file conversions or a program like Audacity if you have multiple files to convert.Not every device and piece of software supports FLAC; to convert FLAC to MP3 you need to use a FLAC converter. This article shows you how use two different types of FLAC converters on your computer. How to Change FLAC to MP3 Using an Online FLAC Converter There are many apps out there that will convert FLAC to MP3 but one of the simplest methods is to use a website instead so you don't have to worry about installing any new apps. We recommend Online Audio Converter as a simple and free way of converting files. Here's what to do. Online Audio Converter works in all web browsers and with all OSes, but it requires an internet connection. For an app-based solution, scroll down to read how to use Audacity. Go to https://online-audio-converter.com Click Open Files. Find the FLAC file on your computer. Alternatively, you can upload a file via your Google Drive or Dropbox account, as well as by entering a URL. Click Choose. Choose the file format you wish to convert to: MP3, while the file uploads to the site. Choose the quality level for the MP3 file. The site defaults to Standard/128kbps quality which is good for most purposes, but you can adjust it to Best/320kbps if you prefer higher quality. Click Convert. You can also click Advanced Settings to adjust the bitrate or sample rate. It's also possible to click Edit Track Info to change the details about the track. Wait for the file to convert to MP3. Click Download to download the file to your computer. You can also save the file directly to Google Drive or Dropbox if you prefer. How to Convert Your FLAC Files Using Audacity Online Audio Converter is perfect for individual files and when you have a fast internet connection, but if you need to convert multiple files at once or your internet connection is unreliable, an app can be more convenient. Audacity is a great solution that's available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux users. It can be a little confusing to use at first as it's a powerful audio editor tool so here's how to convert files with it. Don't forget to install Audacity. Open Audacity. Click File > Open. Find the file you want to convert and click Open. Click File. Hover over Export. Click Export as MP3. Choose the quality of the file and change any other settings you may desire, such as Bit Rate or the location of the exported MP3. Click Save. Click OK. You can change any metadata connected to the track such as the artist's name or the track title here. Wait for the file to finish exporting. You've successfully converted your file from FLAC to MP3.