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How to convert a WAV to a FLAC file?
- Choose the WAV file that you want to convert.
- Select FLAC as the the format you want to convert your WAV file to.
- Click "Convert" to convert your WAV file.
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|Description||The WAV file is one of the simplest digital audio file formats. It was originally developed back in 1991 for use within Windows 3.1 but today it is the gold standard in studio recording and one of the most popular digital audio formats. As they are stored in an uncompressed format they are enormously versatile and allow for easy editing and manipulation. One minor drawback is that the file sizes can be huge which can make them a little impractical.|
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|Technical Details||A file with the WAV file extension is a Waveform audio file format and is a container that stores data in segments. It was originally developed by Microsoft and IBM and stores uncompressed lossless audio which results in very large file sizes. The format uses containers to store the audio data, track numbers, sample rate and bit rate.|
|Associated programs||Microsoft Windows Media Player
|Developed by||Microsoft & IBM|
|Useful links||More information on the WAV format
What are WAV and WAVE files and how do I open them?
|Description||Free Lossless Audio Codec, or FLAC for short, is an audio compression technique. It is a lossless compression type meaning that the compression takes place without data being discarded. FLAC is an open source codec. FLAC is a format that is recommended to those backing up a CD collection because the sound quality will remain high, whereas MP3 compression will result in a deterioration compared to the original.|
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|Technical Details||Using FLAC to compress an audio file to approximately 50% of its original size. The main benefits of a FLAC file in addition to it being lossless is that it can be used for streaming, and decoding is fast, allowing for real time decoding to take place. A FLAC file also contains several data integrity checks in the header file. The metadata associated with the audio has been future proofed also to allow new fields to be defined without impacting existing decoders.|
|Associated programs||Real Player
VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
|Developed by||Xiph.Org Foundation|
|Useful links||Detailed Information on FLAC
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Convert WAV file
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- wav to flac (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
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- wav to mp3 (Compressed audio file)
- wav to mp4 (MPEG-4 Video File)
- wav to ogg (Ogg Vorbis Compressed Audio File)
- wav to wma (Windows Media Audio)