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FLAC to WAV/MP3?

Community Veteran
Posts: 1,112
Registered: 30-07-2007

FLAC to WAV/MP3?

Hi Folks
I need to convert some FLAC files to either CD quality WAV or MP3.
Can any of you recommend an encoder that will do a great job?
Preferably it should be free, convert files in batches and (hopefully) have a graphic interface rather than CLI.
I did look at winamp with a LAME plug in. Winamp seems to want to take over my machine and the highest rate on the plugin was not enough. For MP3 I want 256k as a minimum.
Cheers
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pierre_pierre
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Re: FLAC to WAV/MP3?

have you googled FLAC there are loads to try
Community Veteran
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Re: FLAC to WAV/MP3?

Yes I have and there are, which is why I am looking for a recommendation from someone who has experience of using them.
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Re: FLAC to WAV/MP3?

I quite like MediaMonkey, though I don't know if it does FLAC to MP3 in the free version.
Worth checking out.

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Njal
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: FLAC to WAV/MP3?

I use FLAC Frontend:
http://members.home.nl/w.speek/flac.htm
together with the FLAC codec from:
http://flac.sourceforge.net/
Both are in your price range!
Regards,
Neil
Community Veteran
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Re: FLAC to WAV/MP3?

Thanks gents I will check them out!
StickyMick
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Registered: 29-11-2008

Re: FLAC to WAV/MP3?

Try Super http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
That definitely does FLAC.
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,112
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: FLAC to WAV/MP3?

Thanks to all.
I have tested FLAC front end and it works a treat. Cracking results.
Njal
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: FLAC to WAV/MP3?

I'm glad that worked.
It occurs to me that mp3s are not always well tagged when they are converted from a FLAC file. I use mp3tag:
http://www.mp3tag.de/en/
to correctly tag the little devils. If you want some consistency in file naming conventions for your mp3 collection (or anything else) Bulk File Rename Utility is good and powerful, if a little daunting to begin with:
http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php
Regards,
Neil