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FLAC To MP3 5.0 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — FLAC To MP3 5.0

Convert FLAC to MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, WAV etc. on Windows and Mac.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 26 (36%) 46 (64%) 47 comments

FLAC To MP3 5.0 was available as a giveaway on January 7, 2018!

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$19.95
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A feature-rich video converter to solve almost all your video-related worries.

FLAC To MP3 is a audio converter application designed for converting FLAC to MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, WAV and more audio formats quickly on Windows and Mac OS X platforms. With FLAC To MP3 Converter, you will be able to convert FLAC songs to MP3 audio format in just a few clicks. Also, the converter has the Batch Mode to convert dozens of FLAC files to MP3 and other music format at one time.

System Requirements:

Windows ME/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10 (32/64 bit); Mac OS X 10.9 or later

Publisher:

FlacMP3.net

Homepage:

https://flactomp3mac.com

File Size:

26.4 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#19

Don't know why they call this program Flac to MP3 as it can convert MP3 to Flac as well and it's able to convert not to MP3 but to many other formats. I thought at first this program would be very limited if it just converted from Flac to MP3 but maybe that's most popular purpose of this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Format Factory, dBpoweramp and so many more do the same and for free! Pass.

Reply   |   Comment by Philip  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I'll pass too. dbPowerAMP from Illustrate is a far superior program for this purpose.

Reply   |   Comment by Bart  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#16

only CBR? Pass

Reply   |   Comment by nogo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#15

I have a question that i would love to get a completely honest answer.
Do you lose quality from converting to MP3 using this program? because iam pretty sure i and the developers of this software know that Flac is pretty much the raw music file with the best sound quality where you can hear instruments and things in the music that you could never hear on a 3mb-5mb MP3 file

Reply   |   Comment by Christopher  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#14

I am a huge fan of the paid program - xrecode 3. Dev has responded to all my questions and it costs 15 dollars or 10 euros - https://xrecode.com

Reply   |   Comment by csbiagi@yahoo.com  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

csbiagiATyahoo.com, I prefer the free program xmedia recode... does all this does and includes various VBR schemas too. Even the old now abandoned Vista supporting version does too as well as a plethora of video conversion and transformation posibilities.

PS unless you enjoy lots of spam emails you'd be wiser to not post your email address as your user name in web comment pages!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Thank. this is a grate programme

Reply   |   Comment by Storch  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#12

On a mac...sweet...thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Walter Jennings  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#11

I've used dbPowerAmp forever, and I've never had a problem with it. You can control the bitrate, and preset it also. I guess I missed where it says this program wants access to our MS Office. Until I can find out if that's true or not, I'm going to pass for right now. But i am going to give it a try after doing some research on it. BTW, whoever is sending this cold weather here...STOP IT! It's not funny any longer Ü

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Want access to my MS office files,they can drop dead.
Probably a loan shark company.

Reply   |   Comment by King  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Why on earth does this type of software need to access MS Office files to convert FLAC to MP3! Perhaps if the developer would care to explain what MS Office files it is accessing and the reason behind it we might have a little more interest in today's download. Until then there is no way I'm letting this on my machine!

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#9

For the second day in a row the Windows offering wants to access MS Office installation files. Why?

Reply   |   Comment by S Norwood  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)

S Norwood, and also Eddie
"to access MS Office installation files"
How did you noticed that?

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Ootje, it is likely that as the program is launched these people are seeing the MSI installer for MS Office stating it is configuring MS Office please wait. A bit like how some versions of MS Office do when you create a new windows user account and run a MS Office component for the first time in the new users profile.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, "these people are seeing the MSI installer for MS Office"
I did ask for it, because I did not see anything like that.
In a Win10-Pro I did a fresh install of MS Office Pro 2016, only Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
After that I did install the GOTD-progam.
I did not see anything about activating a MSI-installer of MS Office.
Therefore I did ask how I could see that action.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Ootje, yup understood... different editions and versions of MS Office have different installer GUIDs assigned, now assuming my hypothesis is correct and there is a collision of GUIDs being used it will only be in a subset of MS Office editions and versions, without the commentors posting the versions and editions of MS Office they have installed that see the MSI installer alert we could waste days and months and money trying all sorts of combinations of MS office editions and versions trying to reproduce the alleged bug. Which is why when developers ask for beta testers there are usually bug/quirk reporting rules that the beta testers agree to adhere to so the developer has a chance to reproduce the problem and maybe resolve it... those that just report an anomily and do not adequately describe the conditions are not beta testers but normal users complaining about a program fault. And that is the majority of what developers will get by dumping partially tested programs onto unsuspecting public via sites like this when they should be being tested in closed beta test by trusted knowledgable users that are comunicative about the problems experienced and provide procedures to reproduce the problems.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

TK, there is a flaw in your assumed hypothesis ... Nowhere does it say that this is a beta test, so how can you make this assumptions, more like a wild guess. I'd say the developer is just being a bit sloppy with their programming. I've seen similar things happen with badly programmed software and it can (not saying this will ) and usually does cause problems further down the line. Shame the developer doesn't take the time or effort to explain their reasoning behind this.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Robert, my apologies I should have said unannounced beta release I never said it was a formal beta test. And considering I called the reasoning an hypothesis which by definition are always assumed there are always potentially flaws in them that is why they are called an hypothesis... another word for a reasoned flight of imagination not a wild guess.

The reason for private alpha and beta and public beta builds and release candidates then release to manufacturers or release builds and later stable release builds is almost ALL modern programs are sloppily programmed and massaged normally in private at first to protect the developers reputation by not exposing the glaringly stupid errors to the public, unless they are really simple of course. If the main problem reported by users here today is MSI GUID collision between completely different products then it is very likely it will lead to further problems down the line.

If you are regular visitor here and a regular participator in the giveaways you should have become aware of when it feels like you've been asked to install software that has not been fully tested and certainly could not be considered a stable release let alone worthy of payment! Those times we are being used to test an unnanounced beta release. At other times it is even more clear where the build we are being given is NEWER than the build/version number on the vendors website and does not yet even apear in their change log because they don't have a beta test community so lack a formal beta test phase.

One can usually quite accuratly determine we are being metaphorically being slapped in the face without being told, "Here's a metaphorical slap in the face, enjoy!"

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Format Factory does the same thing this does, and it hasn't failed me yet, and its free ! Thanks but, NO THANKS !

Reply   |   Comment by Haxer1960  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)
#7

are you kidding me? 2018 year and only solid mp3?
where is variable bitrate choice for save?

Reply   |   Comment by installer  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

installer, "only solid mp3?"
just in the text
"converting FLAC to MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, WAV and more audio formats"
And also it can import more than FLAC, even some video:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/s9e07mztfs3srrm/InvoerFormaat.png
Test:
Used AVI[6,26Mb]:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/6RYFXkobQhkLMqW
And export to MP3[0,35Mb]:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/rGQ2dGdcw6Mj2M3
Used Mp4 [55,6Mb]:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/szezCIVCm9dD3Xk
Export MP3[0,47Mb]:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/mPvhJ93rcw75QFg

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Ootje, I think the OP meant fixed bit rate mp3 encoding equating to solid mp3 instead of variable bit rate rate mp3 encoding which like CBR and VBR in video processing where VBR can make more efficient use of storage space and streaming bandwidth than CBR. Rather than complaining about the lack of other audio containers and other codecs.

Fixed bit rate mp3 encoding is late 20th century tech variable rate mp3 encoding is more 21st century tech.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

TK, Thnx, you're right,
I did not think about that. CBR/VBR.
I did use a MP3-CD-player in my car and always used the standard in 2004.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

installer, just noticed the system requirements of this state it will operate on Windows ME so that suggests it is using codecs that are from last century to be able to run under Windows ME so it is not really any surprise that it does not know or even care about modern codec variable bit rate encoding!

Also the stated home page is for the mac edition https://flactomp3mac.com/
and not the primary audiences home page which is at https://www.flacmp3.net/index.html

I note the mac version is V2.0 not 5.0 as that is the windows version number! MAC version V2.0 supports conversion to just 6 formats while the windows version 5.0 supports 20+ input formats but no specific output formats are specified... I'll stick with always free xmedia recode as my goto media conversion tool.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

If that is the case, I think better not download of which may cause unnecessary havoc to my laptop and Microsoft Office later.

Reply   |   Comment by Noble  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#5

As with Eddie, why does it want to install Windows Pro Office? I dont need it. Desinstalled. Rather find another app.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#4

I'd rather have a program that converts MP3 into FLAC... :)

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Clairvaux, FlacSquisher converts a library of Flac files to MP3, Opus, or Ogg Vorbis format, maintaining the directory structure in the original library :-)
https://sourceforge.net/projects/flacsquisher/

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Clairvaux, Format Factory and its free!

Reply   |   Comment by Alan Barnes  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Clairvaux,

This program can do this as well. I thought at first it had limited use but it converts between many audio formats.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks to all, but this was meant as I joke and I thought it was obvious, never mind the voters-down without a sense of humour.

Of course you can't convert a lossy format to a lossless one, can you ? Or even if you can, then the resulting FLAC file won't contain any more information than the MP3 one, making the conversion useless, right ? A bigger file without a better quality, what could be the point ? Is there something I'm missing here ?

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Clairvaux, I agree....and btw, cool joke :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Why would someone want to convert FLAC a lossless format to a lossy format like MP3. Blame Apple for not supporting FLAC, any Android phone can download music player to play FLAC. Any PC or Mac can play FLAC. iPhones should also play FLAC but Apple won't support it because they want people to use iTunes and Apple format.

Reply   |   Comment by Kjoh18  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Kjoh18,
MP3 @ a high bit-rate (e.g. 320 kbps) is still a very high-quality sound and is VERY SMALL compared to a FLAC file of the same material. For folks with limited disk storage, that's an important factor.

Reply   |   Comment by kkanalz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Kjoh18, you answered your question yourself Some devices do not support FLAC playback at all so to use those devices you'd need to convert your FLAC encoded library files to a playable format but since that can be done for free by any number of free programs why of why would anyone want to spend a considerable amount of money on a commercial program that uses old non-adaptive codecs when compressing the digitised audio.
Space is not the issue, playability and quality is the issue I do not want to waste 320kbps on a passage that includes a solitary instrument playing a mid frequency solo, or lose detail on a complex full spectrum passage with multiple instruments in different locations in the sound stage and at different phased depth positions at 96kbps.. which are the compromises you have to make with fixed bitrate encoding and with this product apparently.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Kjoh18, Given that most people don't use top of the range speakers on their pc's, laptops don't contain top quality speakers, and the vast majority of Iphone and android users don't shell out for Bose, Tandberg etc earbuds it's pointless supporting Flac. Flac is a format for audio connoisseurs, those who maintain they can hear the difference between the formats. Most folk just want to listen to their music on the go, or on their pc/lappy, and have on average 8W speakers to do so. Flac is more useful for classical music where the tonal differences are more noticeable, as opposed to popular music. You don't really listen to Korn or Slipknot for example because you want to hear the variations in the fingering, you just want to hear loud music, the same goes for any popular music (I prefer the Stranglers, Big Country & OMD) you just want to listen to the overall song at a volume to your taste.

Reply   |   Comment by Grangehearts  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TK, You obviously are a sound connoisseur, and I fully understand where you are coming from. As you can tell from my reply I just like my music loud and recognisable, I'm not fussed to hear the lead guitarist is playing a Gibson twenty feet from the bassist, while the drummer is on a riser three feet above the stage using Pearl drums, ten feet behind the bassist. I just want to hear the music :)

Reply   |   Comment by Grangehearts  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Grangehearts, I used to be, but I also enjoyed music excessively loud so nowadays... top end response has been replaced by multiple high pitched tinitus whistles across the soundstage... But I do know the theory and principles of excellent sound reproduction even with my damaged hearing. For those that just want it loud and thumping then CBR MP3 is more than adequate, FLAC is only needed for a backup library of tracks that can be mixed or sampled or otherwise reprocessed professional before being finally downmixed into something you can play loud and thumping in your car!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, I know the feeling :) was an AV technician for 23 years. Just my hamfisted way of saying the general populace the world over aren't fussy about sound reproduction, as long as they can hear the song in an unmuffled and non tinny way they're happy.

Reply   |   Comment by Grangehearts  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

kkanalz, 320 kBps can potentially result in mega-distortion and some players might even choke on it. For that reason, 192 K is a the highest I'll go.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin Alias  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

Installed and registered o.k.
I don't understand why the program want access to office I installation and every time the program is opened

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+49)

Eddie, might be that they want to check out your Documents folder to see if there's anything interesting in there.

Reply   |   Comment by jj juice  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Eddie, if you're not sure of something please DO YOUR RESEARCH! Read the comments above. Nowhere does this shady developer say why he needs access to them!

Reply   |   Comment by Bugs  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Eddie, they could conceivably be re-using a package GUID that is shared by some MS office component... whatever the reason it is a design flaw or bug and since this program does nothing I cannot do with half a dozen or so other programs, mostly free, and some commercial that include this functionality but are NOT limited to just this one role... I will pass on this so I won't be debugging todays giveaway problems.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

Invalid Serilcode

Reply   |   Comment by GoodForYou  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

GoodForYou, Perhaps you did copy an extra space at the end of the code.
Or the wrong code Win versus Mac

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
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