What tools are there to convert flac to mp3?

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I recommend XLD, which can convert directly to and from a variety of audio formats, including FLAC, MP3, AAC, and Apple Lossless. It's available both as a command line tool and a regular GUI app. And best of all, it's free!

  • XLD is awesome, just what I've been looking for. Thanks.
    – Josef
    Jul 19, 2009 at 13:05
  • That link doesn't work anymore. This is the new one: tmkk.pv.land.to/xld/index_e.html
    – Jay
    Mar 11, 2012 at 19:35

There are links here for downloads. These will not convert to .mp3. However, you can convert the flac files to wav, and then using iTunes (or something else, but you are on a mac..) you can then convert the wav files to mp3.


Why convert? You will lose quality if you re-encode your music.

Your question should be how to play flac on the mac.

  • -1 Not all devices can play flac.
    – Josef
    Jul 19, 2009 at 12:55

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