Convert FLAC to WAV

Converting .flac lossless audio directly to .wav format.

How to convert flac to wav file

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Converting flac audio to wav audio is a common audio conversion from one compressed lossless audio format to an uncompressed WAV PCM audio file (the final converted file will be bigger than FLAC, but it is more supported by other software, or you can convert it into other audio formats like MP3 for example). One way to do this is to use a free online converter such as Online Audio Converter. Simply upload your flac file, select "wav" as the output format, and click "convert". The website will then process the file and provide you with a download link for the converted wav file. 

Alternatively, you can use a software program such as various digital audio player software, music management software like Helium Music Manager or Audacity free audio editing software. WavePad and many others audio editing or converting tools to convert the file directly on your computer. 

Simply download software for you operating system and open the program, import the flac file, select "convert" and choose "wav" or "wave" or "PCM wav" as the output format. The program will then convert the file and save it to your desired location.

To convert FLAC audio to WAV audio we suggest two methods: using a free software called Audacity (available on Windows, MacOS and Linux) and using a command-line tool (FFmpeg).

Method 1: Using Audacity

  1. Download and install Audacity: If you don't have Audacity installed, you can download it from the links below.
  2. Open Audacity.
  3. Import your FLAC audio file: Click "File" in the top menu, then select "Import" and choose "Audio..." Locate and select your FLAC file and click "Open."
  4. Export as WAV: Once your FLAC file is open in Audacity, click "File" again, then select "Export" and choose "Export as WAV." You can then specify the file name and location for the WAV file and click "Save."
  5. Configure Export Options: Audacity will prompt you with various WAV export options. You can generally stick with the default settings, but you can adjust the format and other audio settings if needed. Click "Save" to complete the conversion.

Audacity provides a user-friendly way to convert audio files, while FFmpeg is a powerful command-line tool that can be used for batch conversions and automation.

Method 2: Using FFmpeg (command line interface)

  1. Download FFmpeg: If you don't already have FFmpeg installed, you can download it from the official FFmpeg website (
  2. Open the Windows command prompt or Terminal (macOS and Linux).
  3. Navigate to the directory containing your FLAC files: Use the cd command to use the directory where your FLAC files are located. 
  4. To convert FLAC to WAV use the following FFmpeg command to convert a single FLAC file to WAV: ffmpeg -i input-file.flac output-file.wav
  5. Replace input-file.flac with the name of your FLAC file and output-file.wav with the desired name for your WAV file. If you want to convert more FLAC files at the same time, you can use a wildcard like *.flac to process all files in the folder like the command: ffmpeg -i *.flac output.wav
  6. This command will convert all FLAC files in the current directory to WAV format.

Suggested software - flac to wav converters

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Switch Audio File Converter

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