This easy to follow tutorial will explain step by step how to convert .flac files to .mp3 files in Ubuntu Linux.
- Start out by launching the Software Center from your Favorites bar or App Panel. Search for soundconverter and then select it when it appears in the search results.
- Click the Install button to install SoundConverter .
- To launch Sound Converter, open your App panel and select it from the list of Apps on your Ubuntu computer.
- Once Sound Converter opens, click the Preferences button (see screenshot below)
- From the Where to place results? section, select the location where you want to save your converted MP3 files. In the How to name files? section, I prefer the default (Save as input, but replace the suffix) – but you can make any change to suit your preferences.
- Finally, the the Type of results? section, select your preferred output format (probably MP3). For the Bitrate mode: and Quality:, again, I prefer the defaults – but you can make any changes you see fit. Once you set all the preferences to your liking, click the Close button.
- Now it’s time to convert some flac files. Select Add File if you just want to convert a few tracks (that’s how I’ll be doing it in this example) or Add Folder to select an entire folder of .flac files.
- Select the .flac files you want to convert, or the folder that contains them, and then click the Open button.
- Finally it’s time – click the Convert button from the top Toolbar.
- The status of the conversion will appear in the bottom left corner.
- Once the conversion has completed, open the folder you specified back in step #5 (Where to place results?) and all of your newly converted MP3s will be there waiting for you. Now you know how to convert FLAC files to MP3 in Ubuntu!
Obviously you can use Rhythmbox to play your mp3 and flac files in Ubuntu, but VLC is maybe even better :)