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How to convert FLAC to WAV?


FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. It's one of very popular 'lossless' audio formats / codecs. 'Lossless' means that any song or music piece encoded with this codec does not lose any quality. Thus a copy in FLAC is identical to its source. This is different from MP3, MP4 and other 'lossy' formats, where some portion of audio is discarded every time you convert.

WAV is Waveform Audio File Format, it's the main format used for audio on Windows systems. In most cases WAV files contain uncompressed audio. Like FLAC, such uncompressed WAV files are lossless.

You can easily convert FLAC to WAV using AudioConverter Studio. This produces identical audio (that is, no quality is lost during such FLAC to WAV conversion).

Step 1: Download and install the program.

Download AudioConverter Studio to your computer. Start the file and follow its instructions to install the FLAC to WAV converter.

Step 2: Start the program. Select FLAC files to convert.

Launch the converter. Its wizard will pop up:

Choose to convert files

If you do not see the wizard window, press Ctrl + W, or select "File" - "Show wizard".

In the first step of the wizard, choose the default (first) option (1) and click "Next" (2).

A typical "Open files" dialog will suggest to select some files.

Open FLAC files to convert

Highlight the FLACs you want to convert to WAV and click "Open". The files will be added to the conversion list:

FLAC files

You can add further files / folders to convert or remove some files from the list, but for now we will simply click "Next".

Step 3: Set output folder and filename pattern.

In the next step, the FLAC to WAV converter will prompt to select a folder for future WAV files (1):

Output folder and filename pattern

You can choose any folder on your computer / network. You must have sufficient privileges to be able to save files there.

Additionally, a filename pattern can be selected (2). If you are not sure about patterns, just use the default one - Old filename.

Click "Next" to continue (3).

Step 4: Set WAV as output format.

In the fourth step, the wizard will ask you about your preferred output format.

Set WAV as output format

Select "WAV" from the "Output format" list (1) and click "Next" (2).

Step 5: Convert FLAC to WAV.

At last, the wizard shows a summary for everything you selected in previous steps.

FLAC to WAV conversion

If everything is correct, click "Finish".

AudioConverter Studio will start converting your FLAC to WAV. This will not take much time (depends on the number of files). Finally, the program will show this window:

FLAC files were converted to WAV

Click "Open folder" to access your converted files in Windows Explorer, or simply "OK" to close the window.

The free trial version of AudioConverter Studio can convert up to 10 files at once. If you like the program, you can register it and remove all limitations.

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