Solved FLAC to mp3 conversion problem

Microsoft Windows xp home edition eng 3p...
February 3, 2014 at 16:48:22
Specs: Win7, 64 bit OS/4 GB
I frequently download FLAC music files that are packaged in a .z0 file format. On most zip FLAC files I can right click and create mp3s. However, with the .z files this option isn't available to me. Any ideas on how I can convert these files?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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February 5, 2014 at 00:04:43
If you have flac files that are zipped--in the case that zipping makes a file smaller for easier download or several files are zipped to make them a single download--then it's a two-step process to convert them to mp3's. You have to unzip them to get the actual flac files and then you use a conversion program to convert them to mp3's.

But you're describing it as if it's a single step--you were directly converting the downloaded files but now you can't do it. You mention that the downloaded files have a different file extension--they were .z0 and now they're .Z. I'm not familiar with those extensions but I'm guessing your browser was automatically extracting the files previously but now they're coming with the different extension and your browser doesn't know what to do with them so it leaves them alone.

IF that's the case you need different software to extract the files. In Derek's link it was suggested to use winrar or 7-zip. You might also contact the source from which you're getting the downloads to find out what they used.



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February 4, 2014 at 10:06:39
Not certain but from this WinRAR seems a possibility:
http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/...

Keep watching for other ideas.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
February 4, 2014 at 21:02:03
Are you having problems uncompressing the zipped files or is the problem converting them after they're uncompressed?

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February 4, 2014 at 23:09:50
Thanks for your help guys. The FLAC files covert and play fine in that format. However, unlike my "traditional" FLAC files, my audio conversion program that has a right click option to convert, doesn't appear and I'm not sure why -- or know what I can do to convert them to mp3s.

Your thoughts please...


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February 5, 2014 at 00:04:43
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If you have flac files that are zipped--in the case that zipping makes a file smaller for easier download or several files are zipped to make them a single download--then it's a two-step process to convert them to mp3's. You have to unzip them to get the actual flac files and then you use a conversion program to convert them to mp3's.

But you're describing it as if it's a single step--you were directly converting the downloaded files but now you can't do it. You mention that the downloaded files have a different file extension--they were .z0 and now they're .Z. I'm not familiar with those extensions but I'm guessing your browser was automatically extracting the files previously but now they're coming with the different extension and your browser doesn't know what to do with them so it leaves them alone.

IF that's the case you need different software to extract the files. In Derek's link it was suggested to use winrar or 7-zip. You might also contact the source from which you're getting the downloads to find out what they used.


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