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Free FLAC to MP3

Free
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    616,354
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 02, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

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Editors' Review

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Free FLAC to MP3 quickly and effectively converts your files, but it comes with some additional junk. While completely basic, the program operates as intended and supports batch conversions.

When you're downloading this program, it will hit you with quite a few junkware programs. If you're not careful it will take over your browser with toolbars and other nasty add-on programs. You can opt out of each one, but the program doesn't make it easy for you to avoid walking away clean. If you make it through that minefield, Free FLAC to MP3 works well enough. It lets you convert multiple files at once and works quickly. The main menu offers only three buttons, "Add," "Remove," and "Start Conversion," so it's very easy to get started. You can also just drag and drop files into the interface, choose the output folder, and start batch converting. The main window displays the file name, title, duration, conversion progress, and conversion status. Apart from setting the quality and bit rate in the Settings menu, the program doesn't include any other additional options or custom settings.

Perhaps Free FLAC to MP3 offers a fraction of the functionality of other, more powerful audio converters, but it does what it's supposed to do. If you're looking for a basic program for only one type of file conversion, and don't mind navigating through junkware during the installation, then this program could prove useful.

 
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5 stars

"Simple free software"

February 13, 2016  |  By Franchesca Terry

2016-02-13 17:57:10  |  By Franchesca Terry

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Powerful tool for converting of audio

Cons

worked well

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5 stars

"Great free tool"

December 04, 2015  |  By maddogrex

2015-12-04 22:08:02  |  By maddogrex

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

simple and powerful

Cons

no problems, no viruses

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1 stars

"STAY AWAY from this! It comes with mal-ware!"

July 21, 2015  |  By mt100

2015-07-21 17:11:51  |  By mt100

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

It had a nice description from C-Net! But don't be fooled!

Cons

Even though you skip all the 'free' ad-n to this error-riddled software you get awful bugs with your download.
I got (unwanted) PatchUp.exe
QHSafeTray.exe
OneSystemCare and 360 Total utilities that you cannot get rid of.
You cannot delete the folders. And the thing invades your browser and gives you unwanted Yahoo things and awful search bar.

Besides all that the FLAC files didn't convert.
Problem fixed by restoring computer to an earlier time restore point.
What a mess.

C-Net downloader used to weed these things out ... now they deliver the bugs!

Summary

It did not convert my files. They all had 0 kb after the operation.

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2 stars

"Max bitrate is 160kbps, program riddled with Adware"

June 20, 2015  |  By jaykhunter

2015-06-20 07:27:44  |  By jaykhunter

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Free, simple interface

Cons

Maximum quality is 160kbps, which is embarrassing. When installing, navigate through a minefield of adware.

Summary

I can deal with the adware if they allowed maximum quality of 320kbps. Until then, find another FLAC converter.

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1 stars

"CAUTION! Fraudulently Loaded With Adware/Spyware"

April 30, 2015  |  By ganerd

2015-04-30 17:53:27  |  By ganerd

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Not one SINGLE one ? even after all the cleanup BS. The one from Maniac Tools is FAR BETTER than this and is only ad-driven not full of malware.
SADLY EVERY SINGLE ONE of 'CONVERT AUDIO FREE' products are that way!!
SO STAY AWAY FROM 'CONVERT AUDIO FREE' products and site

Cons

Fraudulently ADVERTISED as FREE yet nothing but ONLY adware!
Fraudulently does NOT let you know from the website it is only 95% adware.
Fraudulent! Even if you carefully disable all allowable adware options you are still FLOODED with ads. Had to down load the 'Autorun.exe' utility from Microsoft, to git rid of it.
Fraudulently tried to change your start page, tried to change the default search-engine, and actually installs swiffsearch ? one of the WORSE malware/adware around.
Fraudulently PURCHASES ANY possible positive comments on here!
More ads than even Firefox Ad-blocker Plus could not handle them ? however
PLEASE NOTE: AdBlocker Plus was able to be modified to block all. HINT, HINT!

Summary

CERTAINLY not worth the cleanup hassle!

A person or company is ONLY as good as their word. SO, if they will lie about ONE thing they will lie about ANYTHING! That leaves me wondering just WHAT damage, spy-ware or virus have they left in my system?

ABSOLUTELY cannot understand how CNET could allow/recommend such BS!! Reviews must now be bought off :(

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5 stars

"Elegant in its simplicity"

February 09, 2015  |  By AlwaysGrateful

2015-02-09 13:36:53  |  By AlwaysGrateful

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Works as described. A small and efficient program.

Cons

Take care to avoid unwanted add-ons.

Summary

The program quickly and easily converts .flac files to .mp3 and stores the resulting file in the same, or some other user-specified folder. No fuss, no muss.

I read each screen very carefully during both the download and installation phases and avoided at least six undesired add-ons.

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1 stars

"Terrible - 160kbps highest quality, FULL OF ADWARE"

November 19, 2014  |  By sponge14

2014-11-19 16:17:49  |  By sponge14

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

It's free?

Cons

Cant convert higher than 160kbps MP3
If you make the mistake of accepting ANY of the "Agreements" during the install, prepare yourself for a spyware fest!

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4 stars

"BEWARE ADWARE"

October 29, 2014

2014-10-29 19:38:17

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Software works just fine just make sure you decline all the adware poop poo they try to install on PC

Cons

BEWARE OF ADWARE... DECLINE All then install to make sure you don't get all the Adware stuffs. It's like installing new WinZip with adware crud.

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1 stars

"Beware, might be malware"

October 24, 2014

2014-10-24 23:25:21

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I have not found - but I have not used either.

Cons

It is probably a malware

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3 stars

"!!! Careful when installing !!!"

July 28, 2014  |  By Berngrt

2014-07-28 02:40:16  |  By Berngrt

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Lightweight
Simple interface

Cons

!!! You have to read the prompts carefully when installing as you could end up with additional 'stuff' installed !!!
Max MP3 Bit rate is 128kbps, I'd like to have seen at least 256kbps (reason for which I'm not keeping it)
Had to enter the full path of the folder I wanted to output the converted files to as it wasn't detecting my other drives.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Convert Audio Free
Publisher web site http://convertaudiofree.com/
Release Date February 26, 2016
Date Added February 02, 2015
Version 1.0
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.48MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 616,354
Downloads Last Week 99
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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