Convert .flac to .MP3

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Doju, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    I need to convert some lossless .flac files to .MP3 for use in iTunes. The .flac files are of lossless quality obviously and well over 1,000 kbps.

    I've searched around and read that XLD is the best app for this. Great!

    But, when I use it, the output file is a .wav (I want .MP3, how do I do this) and still encoded at well over 1,000 kbps. How do I make it like 256 kbps and .MP3?
  2. bigwig macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    The Output Format option in the General Preference Pane doesn't do what you want? It has an "Option" button next to it to set bit rate.
  3. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    I've used toast to do these. But I don't really know why you would want to transform a high quality sound recording in lower MP3 other than to put it in iTunes and then iPod.

    Also, you could import the .wav file into iTunes, and convert through iTunes to mp3
  4. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Have you looked at Max ?

    Personally, I've been ripping to Apple Lossless these days and plan to convert my previous FLAC rips to that.


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