FlacSquisher converts a library of Flac files to MP3 or Ogg Vorbis format, maintaining the directory structure in the original library. That way, you can maintain your Flac files for home listening, and easily convert them to MP3 or Ogg format for mobile use, where storage space is more often tightly constrained.
- Converts to MP3 or Ogg Vorbis
- Maintains directory structure from original library
- Takes advantage of multicore processors
- Can copy or ignore files by extension (album art, log files)
- Ignores files already encoded previously
- Compatible with Mono on Linux
Fantastic, minimal tool for converting a FLAC collection to MP3. Contacted the author about a limitation and it was removed in a matter of days.
This is excellent tool. I was looking for smthing to convert flac to mp3 and before I went to sourceforge I installed 3 programs and non of them did what I want.
I decided it was time to rip my CDs to disk and had copied over 300 to .flac and then realized that there weren't any large capacity 'mp3' players that play .flac files so I need to batch convert them to mp3. After trying another app which wasn't any use I tried FlacSquisher. Download and installation were quick and easy and it didn't try to install any junkware. I clicked on the source and destination directories, picked conversion type, and let it go. It kept the directory format and worked its way through the approx 5000 files with no problems. My only uncertainty was whether to convert at 320 kbps or to use the Lame algorithm at highest quality. I used the latter and am very happy with the results. (Using VLC media player and Sony MDR-1R headphones I don't honestly think I can tell the difference between the sound quality). It did exactly what I wanted it for so I haven't explored any other features.
Thanks for updates ;)
Extremely handy tool, works great!