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Free Flac to MP3

CNET Editors' review

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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installed everything BUT Free Flac to MP3"

    April 19, 2014  |   By pinchweb

    Version: Free Flac to MP3 1.0.9.1

    Pros

    I wouldn't know. The software wasn't installed by the installer.

    Cons

    The installer tries to forcefeed tonnes of bloatware down your throat. I was positive that I declined them all (even though you have to hunt for the decline button) but alas I still ended up with one fine piece of junkware - and to my joy I found that the installer hadn't even installed the software.

    I think in total there's about 6 pieces of junkware you have to decline (not including CNET's own junk pre-installer on-top of that) - but watch out because presumably one if them is Free Flac to MP3 itself.

    Summary

    Not worth your time. Just another greedy developer trying to get an extra few cents by giving you a poke in the eye with a stick.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Enjoy music anytime and anyplace"

    April 17, 2014  |   By BrendaPark

    Version: Free Flac to MP3 1.0.9.1

    Pros

    With the Free FLAC to MP3 Converter, I can enjoy my songs on my mobile too, without internet connectivity. I have a lot of FLAC files on the computer, and we all know how much space they occupy. Though they are lossless, this is a disadvantage. MP3 files do not take up a lot of space on my mobile, which is why I like this software.

    Cons

    no changes to be made, it is a great tool.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Simple layout and convenient features"

    April 17, 2014  |   By CaraLarm

    Version: Free Flac to MP3 1.0.9.1

    Pros

    This Free FLAC to MP3 converter is basic software but it is very simple to use and comes with a number of convenient features. Firstly, it is easy to download and use this software and it comes with a simple layout with minimal buttons. Secondly, the software makes the format change very quickly and if required batch conversion option is available. I could view the details of the conversion while it is in progress

    Cons

    No cons; simple software

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Conversion from FLAC to MP3 now in seconds"

    April 16, 2014  |   By JacquelineSettle

    Version: Free Flac to MP3 1.0.9.1

    Pros

    FLAC is a superior file format. It has the ability of maintaining good quality even after compression but general music lovers like me would prefer the more popular format that is MP3 since it could be played in most of the players. With the help of this free tool, conversion from FLAC to MP3 could be done in seconds.

    Cons

    This is very useful as the quality is not compromised.

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