Convert Audio Format from FLAC to MP3 on Mac without iTunes

John Salley

Jun 19, 2018 08:39 am / Posted by John Salley to MP3

What is FLAC?

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio coding format for lossless compression of digital audio, and is also the name of the free software project producing the FLAC tools, the reference software package that includes a codec implementation. Digital audio compressed by FLAC’s algorithm can typically be reduced to between 50 and 70 percent of its original size and decompress to an identical copy of the original audio data.

What is the Difference Between FLAC & MP3?

From above picture, we can understand that FLAC has a better quality than MP3. In fact, these two formats cannot be really compared quality-wise, because FLAC’s quality is as in an original recording, whereas MP3 cannot say so. FLAC vs. MP3, in terms of quality, always wins. It is very easy to distinguish the difference between FLAC and MP3 if you’re using a good headphones and an appropriate sound system.

Why to Convert Audio Format from FLAC to MP3 on Mac?

A FLAC file is up to six times larger than an MP3. Moreover, if you are a Mac user, you’ll easily run into compatibility issues with FLAC. Many of Apple’s applications cannot natively open and play FLAC music files. It would be convenient that iTunes can import and convert FLAC to MP3 on Mac, however, iTunes doesn’t support FLAC, so stop going on about it. You have several ways to convert FLAC to MP3 for putting into iTunes music library, space saving, making ringtones or playback on iPhone, iPad, iPod.

Best FLAC to MP3 Desktop Software for Mac

When it comes to convert FLAC to MP3 on Mac, I highly recommed you this software Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. You may ask that in detailed what can this software do for you, right? Firstly, this software can convert FLAC to MP3 with ease.

Input Video Files: H.264, MP4, MOV, MKV, VOB, WMV, MPG, Tivo, AVI, Divx, M4V, QT, FLV, F4V, ASF, 3GP, TS, MTS, M2TS, TP, TRP, MOV, MOD, TOD, MXF(partial), DV, M2V, 3G2, RM, RMVB, DAT, NUT, NSV, etc.

Input Audio Files: M4A, WMA, WAV, MP3, MP2, AU, FLAC, MKA, AAC, OGG, Aiff, Ra, Ram, DTS, etc.

Output Video Files:

Common video formats: AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, MOV, M4V, VOB, DV, ASF, MPG, 3GP, 3G2, etc.

HD video formats: MP4, MOV, MPG, MKV, WMV, TS, AVI, etc.

Lossless video stream: VOB, MPG, TS, M2TS from DVDs, Tivo shows and Blu-ray Discs

Flash video:  FLV, F4V, SWF

Note: iMedia Converter for Mac does not support ISO output.

Output Audio Files: iTunes supported audio formats(MP3, M4A, AAC, Flac), iPhone Ringtone audio (M4R), Matroska Audio(MKA), Ogg Vorbis Audio (OGG), Windows Media Audio (WMA, WAV), DTS (DTS remux)

What’s more, you can also output massive optimized device presets like Apple devices, Android devices, Windows devices, Game console and media players, and others. You also can get the best formats with the perfect setting for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, After Effects, Premiere, and more.

How to Free Convert FLAC to MP3 on Mac in Batch Speedily

Step 1. Add FLAC to software

Open this software, you can drag the audio into the program or click "File" > "Add Video/Audio", you also can add the folder by selecting the "Add from Folder", then you can do the batch audio conversion.

Add FLAC to software

Step 2. Choose MP3 audio format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, select your desired output audio file format to save on your computer. You can choose MP3 audio formats from the Common Audio for iPone, iPad, iPod.

Choose MP3 audio format.

Step 3. Begin FLAC to MP3 audio conversion.

Go back to the main interface to begin the FLAC to MP3 audio conversion. If you just need to convert one FLAC files, you can choose the online audio converter which is free, no installation. If you have many FLAC audio files, the professional audio converter is the best option.

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