Free FLAC to MP3

Free FLAC to MP3

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 169 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    549,909
  • Date Added:
    May 26, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"CAUTION! Fraudulently Loaded With Adware/Spyware"

April 30, 2015  |  By ganerd

 |  Version: Free FLAC to MP3 1.0

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

 |  Version: Free FLAC to MP3 1.0

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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5 stars

"Awesome conversion tool."

December 17, 2014  |  By jenniferpar

 |  Version: Free FLAC to MP3 1.0

Pros

I can now convert from flac to mp3 file very fast and easy now. Thanks to the developers of this application. The light weight application is quite a handy tool for conversion as the speed is very high and give quality output.

Cons

The interface needs to be better and some more features are expected in future.

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5 stars

"Try this app to convert FLAC to MP3 in an easy way."

December 11, 2014  |  By giffordbeardsley

 |  Version: Free FLAC to MP3 1.0

Pros

Unable to get better performance from my old converter, I got this new and free app which effectively and quickly converts all the necessary files into a line. It is very best in quality and has additional options and settings to use as per your requirements.

Cons

It is essential to improve as it gets additional junk sometimes.

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4 stars

"no adware at all"

December 06, 2014  |  By I_dont_like_conflict

 |  Version: Free FLAC to MP3 1.0

Pros

Batch converted from FLAC to mp3 with no problems.
There was nothing at all that I had to opt out of during installation.
The program is small.

Cons

The highest fidelity is 160. I use higher if it is available.

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1 stars

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

November 19, 2014  |  By sponge14

 |  Version: Free FLAC to MP3 1.0

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

 |  Version: Free FLAC to MP3 1.0

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

 |  Version: Free FLAC to MP3 1.0

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

 |  Version: Free FLAC to MP3 1.0

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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1 stars

"Unable to install without spam and adware"

June 08, 2014  |  By Hey_888

 |  Version: Free FLAC to MP3 1.0

Pros

None that I can see

Cons

Many, it's very advanced. You need your firewall installed when installing. It won't install the app without the other add-ons,

Summary

CNET MUST pull this app. It's unethical to have this app available on this site.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Convert Audio Free
Publisher web site http://convertaudiofree.com/
Release Date May 26, 2015
Date Added May 26, 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
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.93MB
File Name flactomp3_setup.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 549,909
Downloads Last Week 1,540
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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