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Convert MP3 to FLAC – Free & Paid

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Wondering if is it possible to convert MP3 to FLAC and aren't sure how? You are in the right place, whether it's because platforms like Bandcamp won't accept the MP3 format or for some other reason.

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio coding format similar to MP3. Does converting MP3 to FLAC improve quality? As we know, FLAC usually provides superior sound quality. It can preserve all the original audio data without sacrificing quality. That means if you convert your MP3 audio to FLAC, the sound quality will be the same as the original files.

So here in this article, we'll introduce how to convert MP3 to FLAC with some best MP3 to FLAC audio converters. Please read on.

Convert MP3 to FLAC

MP3 to FLAC Converter Windows

VideoProc Converter AI is a powerful yet easy-to-use MP3 to FLAC converter for Windows PC and Mac. Don't be fooled by its name. VideoProc Converter AI is a one-stop video processing software with a built-in audio converter.

This MP3 to FLAC converter offers extensive support for more than 420 video/audio formats and codecs. It can quickly and easily convert your MP3 audio to FLAC in bulk at up to 47 times faster speed. With customizable settings for FLAC audio quality, VideoProc Converter AI allows you to adjust the bitrate, sample rate, and channels as per your needs. You can also extract the audio tracks from a video file and save them directly in FLAC format, even online videos.

Follow the steps below to convert MP3 to FLAC with VideoProc Converter AI.

Step 1. Download and install VideoProc Converter AI. It's 100% clean and safe with no malware.

Free Download For Win 7 or later
Free Download For Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Note: The Windows version now supports AI-powered Super Resolution, Frame Interpolation, and Stabilization to enhance video and image quality. These AI features are not yet available in the Mac version but will be coming soon.

Step 2. Open VideoProc Converter AI and add the MP3 files into the program.

Launch the VideoProc Converter AI and go to the Video module from the welcome screen. Click the "+ Music" button to select and import your MP3 files. Drag and drop is also supported. If you want to batch convert multiple MP3 files, drag them all into the program at this step.

Add MP3 file(s) to VideoProc Converter AI

Step 3. Set FLAC as the output format.

Find and select FLAC as the target output format in the "Music" tab at the bottom of the interface.

Select FLAC as the output format

Step 4. Customize the output sound quality (optional).

Click the "Option" button in the file list.

In the "Format" tab, you can set the sample rate, bitrate, and CRF value for overall sound quality. In the "Name & Tag" tab, you can edit the media cover, name, artist, and other metadata.

Click "Done" to save the changes after setting.

Edit FLAC specs in VideoProc Converter AI

Step 5. Start converting MP3 to FLAC.

Click the "Browse" button to set the output folder. Then click the big "RUN" button to start the MP3 to FLAC conversion.

Convert MP3 to FLAC Mac

If you are looking for a professional-grade DAW, Adobe Audition should be on the list. Coming from the serious media giant, Adobe Audition is especially popular in the music and audio industry. It includes powerful tools for editing, mixing, and mastering audio. And you can also use it as an audio converter to convert MP3 to FLAC on Mac. It allows you to customize various settings, including bit depth, sample rate, channels, etc. The cost is a significant price tag and some time to learn.

Below are the steps to convert MP3 to FLAC on Mac OS with Adobe Audition.

Step 1. Launch Adobe Audition.

Step 2. Open the MP3 file by dragging and dropping.

Step 3. Go to "File > Save As" from the top menu bar.

Step 4. Select "FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)" from the "Format" drop-down list.

Step 5. Choose a new name and location for the file.

Step 6. Click Export or Save.

Convert MP3 to FLAC Mac in Adobe Audition

Convert MP3 to FLAC Free

If you're on a budget or simply don't want to spend money on audio conversion software, here are several options for converting MP3 to FLAC for free.


Audacity is popular among many audio enthusiasts. It includes many powerful tools for recording, editing, and processing audio. Compared with other premium software, Audacity may take longer to convert your files, especially if you have multiple MP3 files to convert in bulk. Nonetheless, Audacity is unquestionably a viable option if you're looking for a free and open-source method to convert MP3 to FLAC.

The following instructions show how to use Audacity to convert MP3 to FLAC.

Step 1. Open Audacity.

Step 2. Drag and drop your MP3 file into the program.

Step 3. Go to "File > Export > Export Selected Audio" in the menu bar.

Step 4. Select "FLAC Files" from the "Save as type" drop-down list.

Step 5. Click "Save" to start converting MP3 to FLAC in Audacity.

Convert MP3 to FLAC with Audacity


VLC media player is a popular open-source multimedia player. It also comes with hidden features like converting media files. With board format support, VLC can convert almost any format it can recognize. The program has built-in output presets, including FLAC audio files. VLC can perfectly meet the simple conversion needs of MP3 to FLAC, except for the missing customization options.

Take the following steps to convert MP3 to FLAC in VLC.

Step 1. Open VLC media player.

Step 2. Go to "Media > Convert / Save" from the top menu.

Step 3. Click "Add" to load your MP3 files. Then click "Convert > Save".

Step 4. Select "Audio - FLAC" from the "Profile" drop down list.

Step 5. Set the name and save path for the destination file.

Step 6. Click "Start" to convert MP3 to FLAC in VLC.

Convert MP3 to FLAC with VLC


FFmpeg is a powerful open-source command-line tool for converting and processing audio and video files. It supports a wide range of formats and advanced features. You can adjust the bit rate, sample rate, and other parameters per your needs. One potential downside is novice users may find it hard to use since the command-line tool doesn't have a GUI. Additionally, FFmpeg requires some technical knowledge to use effectively, especially for the advanced features and customizable options.

To convert MP3 to FLAC for free with FFmpeg, follow the subsequent steps.

Step 1. Download and install FFmpeg.

Step 2. Open the command prompt window.

Step 3. Type the following FFmpeg command with the name of your input file.

ffmpeg -i input.mp3 output.flac

Step 4. Press Enter to run the command.

FFmpeg convert MP3 to FLAC

Convert MP3 to FLAC Online

Many may prefer online solutions for their convenience and accessibility. CloudConvert is a popular online audio converter available in almost any browser. You can convert MP3 to FLAC online quickly and efficiently.

But on the other hand, you will have to live with the restrictions on the file size or the number of concurrent conversions. And the uploading-downloading process can be time-consuming. However, if you are seeking a convenient and easy-to-use solution, CloudConvert is a good choice.

Carry out the steps below to convert MP3 to FLAC online.

Step 1. Open the URL in your browser

Step 2. Click the "Select File" to upload the MP3 files. You can also use the file from your Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive.

Step 3. Make sure the output format is set to FLAC.

Step 4. Click the wrench icon to set bitrate, channels, etc. (optional)

Step 5. Click the "Convert" button to start the conversion.

Step 6. Download the converted FLAC audio file.

Convert MP3 to FLAC Online


So that's all about how to convert MP3 to FLAC.

VideoProc Converter AI is highly recommended if you are looking for an easy-to-use yet versatile FLAC converter. Novice users may benefit from its intuitive interface and one-click presets. In addition, VideoProc Converter AI offers a range of other features, including MP3 conversion, YouTube to FLAC converter, video compressor, etc. It's more than just an audio converter.

Free download VideoProc Converter AI through the button below. Many more features are waiting for you to discover.

Free Download For Win 7 or later
Free Download For Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Note: The Windows version now supports AI-powered Super Resolution, Frame Interpolation, and Stabilization to enhance video and image quality. These AI features are not yet available in the Mac version but will be coming soon.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the editor-in-chief of Digiarty VideoProc. With over a decade of experience, she specializes in delivering insightful content on AI trends, video/audio editing, conversion, troubleshooting, and software reviews. Her expertise makes her a trusted ally in enhancing users' digital experiences.

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