mp3fs is a read-only FUSE filesystem which
transcodes between audio formats (currently FLAC to MP3) on the fly when files
are opened and read.
It can let you use a FLAC collection with software and/or hardware which
only understands the MP3 format, or transcode files through simple
drag-and-drop in a file browser.
Mount your music like so (for example)
or use the following entry in
Here are the original files:
which now show up as mp3s on the mountpoint:
You can treat them just like regular files.
As far as your programs are concerned, they are just regular files.
If you’re interested to know more, check out the README or source on the
GitHub page. You can also browse the
manpage on this site.