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How to Convert FLAC to WAV on Mac OS X (MacOS Catalina Included)

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:25:06 • Proven solutions

Is there any program for me to convert FLAC files to WAV files on my Mac (El Capitan) so that I can burn them to CD without losing quality? I know FLAC is lossless and I want to keep the original audio effect. What programs can help?

I have a file in FLAC that I'd like to import into iTunes. I use Mac OS. How can I convert it into a lossless format that iTunes supports (WAV)? Is there any app to do this?


Maybe you want to convert FLAC to WAV on Mac, either for burning CDs or importing to iTunes. As a matter of fact, it's not that difficult to convert FLAC to WAV on Mac OS X with the help of a professional video converter program. This article will show you how to finish the task on Mac (Catalina Included) within 3 simple steps.

Part 1. How to Convert FLAC to WAV with the Audio Converter

Converting FLAC to WAV Mac, a workable tool is necessary for you. You can use this smart Audio Converter for Mac recommended in this article. This intelligent FLAC to WAV Converter Mac makes it easy to convert FLAC to WAV on Mac without any quality loss. What's more, Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) fully supports batch conversion which enables you to get the work done without any effort.

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How to Convert FLAC to WAV on Mac

Step 1 Import FLAC files to this Mac FLAC to WAV converter

Start UniConverter after the installation. Now you can drag and drop the FLAC files into the program window directly, or click the add files icon in Wondershare UniConverter button to add the video file into the program.


Step 2 Select WAV as the output format

Now click the choose icon beside Output Format: to get the output format list, go to Audio > WAV and select the quality in the right to confirm WAV as the output format.

FLAC to WAV converter Mac

Note: If you want to trim the source FLAC audio file to a specific time duration, you can take advantage of the built-in editing feature. Click the scissor-like editing icon to get the trimming window, read how to trim audio to learn how to cut FLAC audio files in detail.

FLAC to WAV converter Mac

Step 3 Convert FLAC to WAV on Mac OS X

Hit the Start All button at the lower-right bottom to start converting FLAC to WAV on Mac OS X. When the conversion finishes, you can either switch to the Finished tab or click the folder-like icon to locate the converted WAV audio file on your Mac.

FLAC to WAV converter Mac

Part 2. Extended Knowledge About FLAC and WAV

FLAC — (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an open codec that losslessly compresses digital audio, meaning the file size is reduced without removing any of the original audio data. The FLAC files can't be supported by Apple iTunes and iOS devices like iPod etc.

WAV — a standard digital audio file format used for storing waveform data; the standard format used for CD audio as well. It's supported by iTunes.

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