Comments on: Free Bulk FLAC to AAC encode tool The genius spilleth over ... Sun, 09 Aug 2015 10:42:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: morpheus Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:17:28 +0000 Ha ha … didn’t know that existed ! Thanks for that.

Searching for Nero AAC UI now also brings up this –

Both seem to work very well.

By: simoncbs Sun, 07 Dec 2014 18:10:17 +0000 Out of interest, there is a super little GUI that does exactly the same thing and more – FLAC to Nero AAC including tags, WAV to AAC, AAC to WAV and also offers easy setting of LC-AAC, HE-AAC, HE-AACv2, VBR, ABR, CBR, etc, etc…
It’s been around since 2007 by, whose site is now gone, but it can be downloaded from (use that site’s search to search for: Nero AAC UI). I’ve checked their archive by MD5 against my version from the original homepage, and it’s identical.

By: morpheus Sat, 05 Jul 2014 06:19:36 +0000 Hello Chris,

Please try this version.

It will ask you for output location upon execution.

By: chris Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:16:22 +0000 Is there a way to set the output location?

By: morpheus Wed, 02 Nov 2011 08:51:29 +0000 @stretchtiberius,

That error would be produced when the batch files is invoked directly (that is, if you drag & drop the flac folder onto the batch file directly).

If you create a shortcut to the batch file & drag-and-drop the flac folder to this shortcut, this error wouldn’t appear.
The reason being, the shortcut will set the required “path” using the “Start In” property !

The fix you suggested works too, of course. 🙂

By: stretchtiberius Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:11:38 +0000 Thank you so much for the script I had to modify it a little for it to work.
I was getting the following error.

‘metaflac’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Add the following line near the top of the file solved the issue.
SET PATH=%~dp0

By: TM Sun, 14 Aug 2011 19:42:49 +0000 Genius! Exactly what I’m after, something that takes FLAC files, with tags, and batch-converts them to AAC.

By: morpheus Fri, 24 Jun 2011 18:20:08 +0000 @Nex, AAC is a lossy format, so yes there will be a quality loss – whether or not the difference is discernible is open to debate.

If you’re really concerned about quality, you can change the setting on line 2 in the script to a higher value e.g.,
SET quality=0.7

I had just put in the default settings that worked best for me … 🙂

Also, I suggest you retain your FLAC files for backup/archival … atleast that’s what I do !

By: Nex Tue, 21 Jun 2011 18:20:45 +0000 Wow I feel like a derp. Next time I’ll read the desc.

By: Nex Tue, 21 Jun 2011 18:20:21 +0000 Seems to work pretty good, I think there might be a bit of quality loss, seeing as the sizes of my flacs changed, but im not sure that might just be the file type, im not too educated in these things. Might have been nice to know it would delete the flacs too. But, as it is, best converter out there I could find.