Flac to mp3

By rajeeshap · 5 replies
Feb 6, 2011
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  1. How to convert flac song to mp3 without loosing the quality. iam having a flac song of 1500kbps and i want to convert it into mp3 format with same bitrate (1500kbps). how to do that ?
  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Have you tried some free converters?, there are plenty around the net with different options regarding the keeping of quality and such.

    Here's one ---> Flac To MP3 Converter
  3. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,034   +55

    As far as I know it's not possible to encode in MP3 (MP1 /3) any higher than 320Kbits/s. The file size will be about 0.1 of the original FLAC file. If the quality is not high enough at 320kbits/s then .wav may be the only other format you can use, if it is to use on a portable device, (eg. 'ipod' ).
  4. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    The highest bit rate I've seen for MP3 is also 320KB, normally use 192KB as a trade off between space and quality.
  5. rajeeshap

    rajeeshap TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    thanks Benny. but my output file was 320kbps max.
  6. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    Mike and Mizzou said it correctly. I only clarify that there’s an intrinsic difference between flac and MP3, in that the former is lossless rendering full quality, whereas the latter is lossy but has the advantages of a smaller file and more universal acceptance. Thus, seeking lossless MP3 is utopia or contradiction in terms.

    In practice, unless you are particularly fussy plus endowed with sharp hearing plus using top hifi speakers, you won’t be able to hear the difference between the original and MP3 at 192 kbps. But if you want to also cater for differences that are mainly in the mind, then go for 320 kbps, in which case the file size will be about half to a third of the flac, which itself is half that of the wav.

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