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How to: Convert FLAC files to WAV

The term FLAC is actually a shorened form of Free Loseless Audio Codec. It is a file format that works by creating an audio stream that is more space efficient but without compromising any of the information located within the audio stream. In other words the audio is left intact when this format is employed. It is one of the leading lossless audio codecs however, it is not playable in the majority of portable devices. As a result is many times important to convert from FLAC if the audio is going to be used in an external device. Of the many available formats that are used in several players WAV (Waveform Audio Format) is one of the most common. Although these files are a bit bigger than MP3 files they deliver higher quality audio, which some users may prefer. There are many audio converters that may be used to carry out this function. You can carry out a search online to choose the best one that is right for you. Some of these may have to be purchased while others are free. You should note that all converters are not made equally and you will not necessarily get the same results using a converter that has very few features.

FLAC FileFor this guide FLAV audio will be utilized. This software may also be used for other conversions inclusive of MP3, WMA, OGG, APE, AAC and a few others. The process is easy to understand and with the program’s user-friendly interface you should experience no problems.


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  • To convert your FLAC file to WAV, start by downloading FLAV Audio Converter from the website. When the executable or (.exe) file appears on your screen click it and use the Setup Wizard to guide your installation.
  • When it has ended the setup process it should automatically open the application, however, if not load it and get ready to convert your FLAC to AVI.
  • Load your FLAC files that will be used for conversion by selecting the [Add] button to the left of the main window. Browse the files that come up to find the one you are looking for. To make things less difficult ensure that these files are placed in one predetermined location before you begin converting them. You may also drag and drop the FLAC files you would like to use into the program’s interface.
  • Choose the pre-set profile that will be used in the conversion process. To do this enter the drop-down menu that is marked [Profile] and choose FLAC to WAV. If you would prefer to modify the audio quality you can use the drop-down menu that is labelled [Audio Quality]. When this is completed go to [Destination] to choose where your output file will be saved.
  • Now you may convert these files by pressing the [Start] button seen at the bottom right-hand of the interface.
  • Once it has finished the conversion look in the output file that you previously chose or enter the default folder, which is the folder that hadthe original FLAC file. Test the new WAV files to ensure the conversion was done successfully.

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