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FLAC vs WAV – Which is Better, FLAC or WAV?

Author by Lisa

Update on June 24, 2019

Some people may be confused when it comes to the difference between FLAC and WAV. In addition, some people wonder the result of FLAC vs WAV. Therefore, I am writing this article to tell you some information on WAV vs FLAC, as well as a wonderful and easy-operated converter for WAV and FLAC files:

What is FLAC? What is WAV?

FLAC, short for Free Lossless Audio Codec, is an open source audio coding format. As its name shows, the audio compressed via FLAC format is without sound quality lost during the compression. While WAV file is an uncompressed audio file. WAV (short for "Waveform Audio File Format”) is a file extension for an audio file format created by Microsoft and IBM. Having learned some basic information on FLAC and WAV, next, I will explain some details for WAV vs FLAC, as well as the method for WAV to FLAC or FLAC WAV conversion.

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FLAC vs WAV – Which is More Suitable for You?

When it comes to FLAC vs WAV, I have to say that both FLAC and WAV have their own strong and weak points. A WAV file is significantly larger than an equivalent file in FLAC format since the former one isn’t compressed. To make it clear, sometimes a WAV file has a longer length than that in FLAC because WAV cannot recognize the period of salience while FLAC can. Besides, the FLAC file uses sophisticated and advanced techniques pack and unpack audio, thereby reducing the size of file, which is suit for online distributing or storing on local hard drives.

As for the compatibility of the two file formats, more devices support the WAV file format than FLAC. WAV is widely used in many devices. However, WAV has no metadata tag information while FLAC has. Therefore, if you want to embed some information like the track number, album cover, lyrics, etc. in your file, FLAC is more suitable for it.

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You must have some basic information on WAV vs FLAC above. Here, I will show you a practical tool for audio format conversion. Whether if you are conversant with converting videos or audio, you may find that an easy-operated converter will accomplish what you want to do with half the effort. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is exactly the right converter for you to convert WAV to FLAC or FLAC to WAV. It can help you to convert files in batches and it can achieve GPU acceleration, which saves your time. Moreover, it is more than a converter. It is an audio editor and you can cut your audio, and crop your audio. Next, I will show you how to use the multi-functional software to convert WAV to FLAC or FLAC to WAV.

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The Step by Step Guide on How to Convert WAV to FLAC or FLAC to WAV

Select “Converter”

Before start, please free downloadfree download the software. And whether you want to convert WAV to FLAC or FLAC to WAV, the steps are similar. Thus, I will take an example of converting WAV to FLAC.

Step 1. Launch the Program and Click the “Converter” Icon

Firstly, please launch the software. After running the software, over the main interface, you need to hit “Converter” icon among these five function icons, which includes “Converter”, “Downloader” “Recorder” “GIF Maker” and “Toolbox”.

Add your WAV file to the converter

Step 2. Input Your WAV File to the Converter

After that, a new “Converter” popup window will appear. Then you can opt to add your WAV file one by one, or add a whole file into the program. Therefore, if you want to add single WAV file, just click “Add Files” button on the top left of the popup window. Click “Add Video Folder” for inputting the whole WAV folder. In addition, you can easily input your single WAV file or whole folder by directly drag and drop it to the software.

Choose the output format - FLAC

Step 3. Choose the “FLAC” as the Output Format

After the steps above, click the format icon on the right of interface. And then, a new interface will appear, in which you can select the “FLAC” format. Just select and click “FLAC” under the audio format, and then you will be back to the previous interface.

Start the conversion

Step 4: Start WAV FLAC Conversion

Set the output destination by clicking the inverted triangle icon and then click “Run” button to start the conversion. Moreover, if you don’t want to waste your time in waiting the conversion finished, you can opt to click the alarm clock icon to set the complete actions including “Do nothing”, “Open output folder”, “Exit program”, “Restart computer” and “Shutdown”. After the conversion, you can check your converted files in output folder.

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I hope this article can remove your doubts on FLAC vs WAV. And I highly recommend WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro to you. It not only helps you to sort out the problem on various formats conversion, but also has many wonderful features like downloading videos from 300+ sites using URLs, make GIF from videos and so on.

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