convert flac to mp3

flac -cd input.flac |lame -h - output.mp3
if you haven't already done so, install lame and flac: sudo apt-get install lame flac
Sample Output
flac 1.2.1, Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007  Josh Coalson
flac comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.  This is free software, and you are
welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.  Type `flac' for details.

input.flac: done         
LAME 3.98.2 64bits (http://www.mp3dev.org/)
Using polyphase lowpass filter, transition band: 16538 Hz - 17071 Hz
Encoding <stdin> to output.mp3
Encoding as 44.1 kHz j-stereo MPEG-1 Layer III (11x) 128 kbps qval=2

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By: nickleus
2010-03-05 23:54:21

What Others Think

If you have multiple files to process, you can wrap it in a for loop with automatic renaming, like this: for i in *.flac; do flac -cd $i | lame -h - "${i%.flac}.mp3"; done The ${i%.flac} uses a bash parameter expansion to strip off the .flac extension of whatever name $i is set to. Note the quotes around the $i and ${i%.flac}.mp3 are required if your filenames contain spaces, as is very common for music files.
dmmst19 · 229 weeks and 4 days ago

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