I have ripped my CD collection to Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) I even made the effort of typing in all the metadata such as artist, album, song title, etc. that could not be easily found by MusicBrainz Picard
FLAC is a really nice format because it is lossless and it and free. Unfortunately, some audio players will not play it and will only play MP3 files. Recently, I had to play some music on such a device.
Thus, I needed to export a bunch of FLAC audio files to MP3. But I did not want to lose all the metadata stored in the ID3 tags.
FFmpeg to the rescue!
The following command will convert the FLAC file
ffmpeg -i audio.flac -ab 320k -map_metadata 0 -id3v2_version 3 audio.mp3
In order to do this for a whole album:
for file in album/*.flac; do ffmpeg -i "$file" -ab 320k -map_metadata 0 -id3v2_version 3 "$(basename "$file" .flac).mp3" done