How to Convert FLAC to WAV on Windows/Mac/Online

If you don't want to save a lossless audio format like FLAC, you can convert this format to WAV. WAV can be opened on Windows, Mac, and other operating systems. Follow this tutorial, and you will learn how to make this conversion on different operating systems.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Mar 21, 2024

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As a lossless audio format, FLAC can decrease the storage in your computer. While WAV is the default sound format on Windows, which is mainly for creating music files on audio CD. Also, this format can save audio at various bit rates. Therefore, if you want a pure audio format for different use, find an audio converter that can convert FLAC to WAV.

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Convert FLAC to WAV on Windows 10

Below are two converters that you can use for your conversion. 

Tool 1. EaseUS Video Converter

To handle single or numbers of FLAC files, you can choose this Windows converting software, EaseUS Video Converter. It saves you a lot of time when having more than one media file. 

It works with kinds of audio formats, therefore, you can convert your FLAC file to more than one format. Besides, it uses GPU acceleration to enhance the converting stability. The quality of the converted file won't be changed during the process. 

Main Features:

  • Effectively merge the target media clips into one file
  • Preview the original video file as you like
  • Support faster conversion speed and higher quality
  • Extract the audio track from a video file easily

Try it now! You can find more useful functions.

How to make this conversion:

Step 1. Launch this software and click "Audio Converter" on the main interface. Next, hit "Choose Files" to import audio files.

Import files

Step 2. Hit the gear icon once the audio is imported. In "More Options" window, hit "Audio" > "WAV". 

Choose format

Step 3. Finally, choose "Convert All" at the bottom to start it. Once done, find your converted files in the "Finished" tab.

Start conversion

Tool 2. VLC media player

To get a WAV file from FLAC, the VLC media player is your choice. It's cross-platform and free software to play, edit, and convert audio and video. Converting FLAC to WAV is achievable using this tool. Also, it includes a widget for controlling audio which can maintain the quality of an audio file. 

Meanwhile, this best free audio converter can play most multimedia files as well as webcams, devices, etc.

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How to save convert FLAC file as WAV on Windows, using VLC media player:

Step 1. Download and install this tool on a PC. Click "Media" > "Convert / Save". Then import your FLAC on it. 

Step 2. Choose "Browse" and select the saving location. Then, click "Convert / Save" in this new window.

Step 3. In the Profile, click the button next to the profile named "Edit selected profile". Here you find WAV. 

Step 4. Hit "Start", and view your WAV file on that location.

Convert FLAC to WAV on Mac

As an easy-to-use audio helper, Audacity for Mac is a beneficial solution for FLAC to WAV conversion. It mainly helps to edit and record audio and convert it to various formats. The converting process is easy as you find the related options easily. 

Many formats are supported, including MP3, WAV, etc. Here is a simple guide for FLAC to WAV conversion.

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A guide for you to convert FLAC files to WAV with ease, using Audacity on Mac:

Step 1. To import the FLAC file in Audacity, choose "File" > "Import" > "Audio". 

Step 2. Then, export the file by clicking "Export" or "Export Multiple". Here you choose the location and click "Options" to set the export format in MP3 Files. 

Step 3. Later on, select "Export," and you can get the WAV format. 

Convert FLAC to WAV Online

Supporting 200+ formats, CloudConvert makes this FLAC to WAV conversion easy. To import the FLAC file, you can choose it from your Computer, URL, Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive. 

At the same time, this online tool offers options like setting audio in terms of its volume and audio bitrate. Also, the inside trimmer can edit audio efficiently. Without downloading any tool, you can apply many useful features.

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Don't skip this part if you are looking for a quick method for this audio conversion:

Step 1. Open your browser to find CloudConvert on Mac or Windows. 

Step 2. Hit the red button named "Select File". It requires you to choose a FLAC file from your computer. To have more importing options, click the arrow down button. 

Step 3. To apply more editing options, go to the below window to change the volume and bitrate of audio.

Step 4. In "Convert to", choose the output format as "WAV". Finally, click "Convert" and save the WAV file to the computer.


Try to find a suitable audio converter for your task. For Windows users, you can choose EaseUS Video Converter. To increase efficiency and save time, choose an online converter like CloudConvert.

FAQs About Converting FLAC to WAV

Here are frequently asked questions gathered from the public. Check this part to find more useful information. 

1. Does converting FLAC to WAV lose quality?

It cannot lose quality if you choose a converter like Audacity, CloudConvert, etc. Its software vendors maintain high quality when converting files. The audio files won't be affected during the process.

Like CloudConvert, it allows you to set the audio bitrate and volume in operation. 

2. Can Audacity convert FLAC?

Yes, it can. No matter you are using a Windows computer or Mac, it's accessible. 

Here is a list of steps for converting FLAC to audio on Audacity:

1. Open the Audacity and click "File" > "Open".

2. In the "File" menu, choose "Export" > "Export as Audio".

3. Change some options like the output location in Settings. 

4. After that, click "Save" > "OK". 

2. How do I convert FLAC to WAV in iTunes?

Perform Apple Music on Mac. From the top toolbar, choose Music and select Preferences. Then, select Files and choose Import Settings. Scroll down the menu and set the output format in WAV. Finally, click OK. 

However, you need to know that iTunes exists in the old version of Mac computers. 

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