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Screenshot of FlicFlac

FlicFlac is a portable (no installation required) utility for converting WAV, FLAC, MP3, OGG and APE files to any of the other formats.

You may drag files onto the FlicFlac interface, or convert files directly from the right click menu in Windows Explorer.

Supported Conversions
WAV to FLAC · WAV to MP3 · WAV to OGG · WAV to APE
MP3 to FLAC · MP3 to WAV · MP3 to MP3 (bitrate change) · MP3 to OGG · MP3 to APE
OGG to FLAC · OGG to WAV · OGG to MP3 · OGG to APE
APE to FLAC · APE to WAV · APE to MP3 · APE to OGG


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To install FlicFlac, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install flicflac

To upgrade FlicFlac, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade flicflac


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName  = 'flicflac' 
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:Public\Desktop\FlicFlac.lnk" -targetPath "$ENV:ChocolateyInstall\lib\flicflac\tools\FlicFlac.exe"
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'flicflac'
    Remove-Item "$ENV:Public\Desktop\FlicFlac.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
  • tools\FlicFlac.exe Show
    md5: B41D1E889A72322CB7DF1B158DF4A83D | sha1: B952895C5D802136912CE1A4B76DC8A6F7A31ED3 | sha256: C7637E20323CF9A3C2EE12DB2C67DF7E3CBF753AB1CF47E5FB99303EAA3FA163 | sha512: 8F8775576A1A2A1FEEB928D361B1BB8DFCBD264FD7F5C06F6E10AC411DF0F962D3BA83AA7FE687D739D81C98855345E1AE7B854D292972ECF16082DE3F757B9A
  • tools\LICENSE.txt Show
    ============================== FlicFlac ==============================
    The MIT License (MIT)
    Copyright (c) 2008-2016 Danny Ben Shitrit
    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
    of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
    in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
    to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
    copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
    furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
    all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
    ============================== FlicFlac ==============================
  • tools\ Show
    FlicFlac 1.03
    Tiny Portable Audio Converter (WAV FLAC MP3 OGG APE)  
    Download binary: <>
    ![FlicFlac]( "FlicFlac Screenshot")
    This is a simple utility for converting WAV, FLAC, MP3, APE and OGG files to
    any of the other formats.
    It uses these external command line encoders/decoders:
    - [flac.exe (FLAC converter)]( -
    - [lame.exe (MP3 converter)]( - Lame Release Bundle
    - [oggenc.exe and oggdec.exe (OGG converter)](
    - [MAC.exe (APE converter)](
    If you redistribute this package please refer to the license of these 
    On the first run, FlicFlac will spit out a small INI file for you to do some
    minor configurations if needed, and will also spit out the four needed 
    converters into the windows temp directory (flac.exe, lame.exe, oggenc.exe 
    and oggdec.exe).
    ### Method 1:
    - Select a conversion format by pressing one of the format buttons.
    - Press the Select button to select files to convert.
    ### Method 2:
    - Select a conversion format by pressing one of the format buttons.
    - Drag files or folders onto the Select button.
    ### Method 3:
    - Drag files or folders onto one of the format buttons.
    ### Method 4:
    - Right click a file and select Convert with FlicFlac.
      - This works only on single files.
      - Enable/disable the context menu integration through the settings menu.
      - By default, FlicFlac will exit after conversion when using this method.
        This may be changed in the INI file.
    - You may activate the settings menu through the keyboard by pressing F8 or the 
      right click key (apps), or by right clicking anywhere on the GUI.
    Technical Notes
    - FLAC files are encoded with the default flac settings (medium compression, 
      medium speed)
    - MP3 files are encoded with a default of 192kbps. Encoding mode (CBR/VBR) and
      bitrate are configurable through the INI file.  
      Presets are provided in an easy access menu.  
      Presets menu can be configured in the INI file.  
    - OGG files are encoded with a quality setting of 5 (on a scale of 0-10)
    - APE files are encoded with a compression level of 2000 (on a scale of 
    - OGG and MP3 files are encoded with ID3 tag information:    
      Song Title = Filename  
      Year       = Current year  
      Artist     = Taken from the INI file  
    - Native Conversions (one step):  
      1.  WAV2MP3   WAV to MP3  (lame)
      2.  MP32WAV   MP3 to WAV  (lame)
      3,  FLAC2WAV  FLAC to WAV (flac)
      4.  WAV2FLAC  WAV to FLAC (flac)
      5.  WAV2OGG   WAV to OGG  (oggenc)
      6.  FLAC2OGG  WAV to FLAC (oggenc)
      7.  OGG2WAV   OGG to WAV  (oggdec)
      8.  WAV2APE   WAV to APE  (mac)
      9.  APE2WAV   APE to WAV  (mac)
    - Hybrid Conversions (two steps):
      10. FLAC2MP3  FLAC to WAV (flac)   then WAV to MP3  (lame) 
      11. FLAC2APE  FLAC to APE (flac)   then WAV to APE  (mac) 
      12. MP32FLAC  MP3 to WAV  (lame)   then WAV to FLAC (flac) 
      13. MP32OGG   MP3 to WAV  (lame)   then WAV to OGG  (oggenc)
      14. MP32APE   MP3 to WAV  (lame)   then WAV to APE  (mac) 
      15. OGG2FLAC  OGG to WAV  (oggdec) then WAV to FLAC (flac)
      16. OGG2MP3   OGG to WAV  (oggdec) then WAV to MP3  (lame)   
      17. OGG2APE   OGG to APE  (oggdec) then WAV to APE  (mac) 
      18. APE2MP3   APE to WAV  (mac)    then WAV to MP3  (lame) 
      19. APE2OGG   APE to WAV  (mac)    then WAV to OGG  (oggenc) 
      20. APE2FLAC  APE to WAV  (mac)    then WAV to FLAC (flac) 
    - MP3 Bitrate Conversion
      21. Also supported, MP3 to MP3 - to convert to a different bitrate.
    This code is released under the MIT license.
    Note that FlicFlac uses external codecs for encoding audio file, please
    refer to their respective license.
    - [Jastria Rahmat (ijash)]( - icons
    Change Log
        2016 02 27 - 1.03
          Changed: Icon, courtesy of Jastria Rahmat (ijash)
          Changed: License to MIT
          Updated: Some minor code tweaks to support newer AutoHotkey version
          Updated: UI to allow use of Windows theme and act as a tool window
        2013 08 16 - 1.02
          Changed: MP3 to MP3 conversion will no longer offer to delete the input file
        2011 03 09 - 1.01
          Added  : Support for MP3 to MP3 conversion (bitrate change).
          Changed: About dialog.
        2011 01 07 - 1.00
          Added  : Support for Monkey's Audio APE format
        2010 12 14 - 0.36
          Fixed  : Shell integration did not work in some cases.
          Updated: Shell integration now sensitive to UAC.
          Changed: Minor GUI changes to better fit Windows 7
          Changed: Default ID3 artist in INI file is now empty
          Updated: Lame MP3 version to 3.98.4
        2009 10 06 - 0.32
          Updated: Lame version to 3.98.2.
        2009 06 22 - 0.31
          Changed: Recompiled with AutoHotkey due to AVG reporting false
                   positive with older AHK version.
        2009 06 09 - 0.30
          Added  : Configuration in INI to enable/disable flat buttons. (thanks Dr. 
        2008 12 11 - 0.29
          Fixed  : Context menu integration was installed on startup even without user 
                   request. Also caused the "Disable Shell Integration" option to be
                   temporary, until the next time you use FlicFlac. 
          Removed: "Open folder when done" checkbox. Now resides in the INI file only.
          Added  : "Always on top" checkbox.
          Added  : Option in INI to choose if you want the window to start inactive or
                   not, when Always on Top is enabled.
        2008 12 09 - 0.28
          Added  : Context menu integration. May be enabled or disabled from the 
                   settings menu. Currently supports only single files. No support for 
                   multi-files selection or folders.
                   When a conversion is done through the context menu, FlicFlac will 
                   exit when its done (may be changed in the INI file).
        2008 12 03 - 0.27
          Fixed  : Ogg encoders were not cleaned on exit.
          Fixed  : Ogg encoders were not tested for existence.
          Added  : DebugMode - if enabled, will log actions to file and (optionally)
                   avoid execution of conversions and deletions.
          Changed: Executables will no longer be oeverwritten in the temp folder. 
                   Improves loading time (was broken in 0.26).
          Added  : Temp folder location is now configurable.
          Added  : CleanupOnExit is now configurable (allows to delete the encoders
                   on exit).
          Added  : All encoder options are now configurable.
        2008 12 03 - 0.26
          Added  : Support for OGG files using OggTools 1.0.1
          Changed: Buttons to flat
        2008 08 31 - 0.25
          Changed: Minor maintenance release - removed tray icon.
        2008 06 03 - 0.24
          Fixed  : GUI did not look right in some XP theme settings (thanks patto).
        2008 06 01 - 0.23
          Added  : Custom dialog boxes for delete confirmation and overwrite 
                   confirmation. We will now have "Yes to All" and "No to All" 
          Added  : The files that were not converted due to a "No" answer to an 
                   overwrite confirmation request, will be displayed in a message box
                   at the end of the conversion cycle.
          Changed: Default value for ConfirmBeforeDelete key in INI now includes all
                   three formats, for consistency (since we now have the yes/no to all
        2008 05 31 - 0.22
          Added  : We will now remember the last selected format (thanks Tom de Rooy).
        2008 05 30 - 0.21
          Added  : Configuration in INI file to confirm before deleting or overwriting 
                   certain file types. By default, we will ask before we delete or
                   overwrite FLAC and WAV.
          Added  : A menu for some common operations.
          Added  : Menu item: Open INI. Will start the INI with your default INI 
                   editor and wait for you to close it. Then, if it was changed, we 
                   will reload ourselves.
          Added  : Sub menu: MP3 encoding presets. The menu elements are completely 
                   customizable in the INI file and the last used preset is stored
                   in the INI. Selecting "Custom" will use the settings you have
                   configured in the INI keys (MP3->Mode, CBRKbps, VBRLevel, VBRRate).
          Changed: When using one of the double conversions (e.g. FLAC2MP3) we will 
                   now use a temporary filename for the temporary output instead of
                   using the same filename (to avoid accidental overwrite).
        2008 05 29 - 0.20
          Added  : Support for FLAC2MP3 conversion (thanks teknocide & Weird Energy).
                   This will first do FLAC2WAV then WAV2MP3 since we are using two 
                   separate encoders.
          Added  : Support for MP32WAV and MP32FLAC
          Added  : Error message dialog, in case the encoder returns an error code.
                   This is done for two reasons: a) to capture bad behavior done by
                   the external encoders (e.g. attempting to convert ding.wav at 
                   192kbps fails by LAME, but for some reason it still generates an 
                   empty MP3 file) and b) to make sure that if we are asked to delete
                   the input file, we got a good exit code from the encoder.
          Added  : Some configuration in the INI file to control how we handle errors.
          Added  : Verification code to make sure we have an up to date INI file. In 
                   case an INI file from an older version is found, an option to 
                   automatically update it is provided.
          Changed: The way we delete source files. Instead of letting the encoder 
                   delete the source with a command line switch, we will delete it 
                   ourselves if the encoder returned a success exit code. 
                   This was changed in order to be more generic (for encoders that do
                   not support deletion of input file).
          Changed: Significant changes to internal conversion functions and to the GUI
          Changed: !!! IMPORTANT !!! Delete Input File checkbox is now working the 
                   same in all file formats (i.e. we will also delete FLAC and WAV 
                   files when it is checked).          
        2008 05 28 - 0.14
          Added  : Support for VBR encoding for MP3 (thanks Tom de Rooy).
        2008 05 28 - 0.13
          Fixed  : Dragging over non-button control was still attempting to convert.
                   No damage was done, since we did not know which conversion to do, 
                   but the regex code was inaccurate.
          Added  : Check for correct windows coordinates on startup (was done only on
                   shutdown by mistake).
          Added  : The state of the two checkboxes is now also remembered in the INI.
          Added  : Drag and drop support for folders.
          Changed: Some internal code changes.
          Changed: Hot character for the buttons to be consistent (now all are set to
                   the target format).
        2008 05 28 - 0.12
          Added  : Support for WAV2MP3 conversion, using LAME. 
          Added  : Support for dragging files on the buttons (thanks patto).
          Added  : INI file - to remember last folder, last window coordinates and to
                   set MP3 quality and artist ID3 tag.
          Changed: Status text to marquee progress.
          Changed: We will no longer erase the converters executables from the windows
                   temporary folder, in order to allow a faster load time.
        2008 05 27 - 0.11
          Fixed  : Names with spaces were not supported...
        2008 05 27 - 0.10
          Initial Release
  • tools\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    ============================== FlicFlac ==============================
    bcurran3 downloaded and unzipped the files included from the developer's website at:
    ============================== FlicFlac ==============================s

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Danny Ben Shitrit


Copyright (c) 2008-2016 Danny Ben Shitrit


Release Notes

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
FlicFlac 1.03.20161106 459 Sunday, November 6, 2016 approved
FlicFlac 1.03 288 Sunday, April 10, 2016 approved

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