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Converting .flac file to .wav file

1. I have installed foobar2000 v1.6.6 on Windows10. I can load and play a .flac file. My problem is that I want to convert it to a .wav file. It appears that I need a component named foo_converter which is named in grey among Preferences. Here I am stuck because the Install... button just takes me to my own directory of sound files and I can't find a suitable component on the website.

2. I wonder how the converted .wav file will be produced because I don't see any explicit "Convert" or "Save as..." option.  Should I understand that ticking the box at Advanced->Tools->Converter->XConvert to temporary location,, move to destination folder when finished will result in a .wav file being automatically written to my source sounds folder? Shall the filename be the same as something.flac changed to something.wav ?

Re: Converting .flac file to .wav file

Reply #1
Fast-track explanation:  right-click the file you want to convert in the playlist and choose Convert->Quick Convert, which will open a window showing your format option--e.g., choose "WAV" to convert the file to *.wav.--then hit the "Convert" button.  Then you can pick a destination/name.  Quoting the Foobar FAQ:

"How do I convert my audio files to another format?
Load tracks you want to convert into a playlist, right click, choose 'Convert' from the context menu, click one of sub-options. Converting functionality requires the Converter component to be installed ('Optional Features → Tools → Converter' during installation).
Note that converting to most supported formats requires external command-line encoders.  Encoders for various popular formats can be easily installed with the foobar2000 free encoder pack. For the remaining formats, we recommend obtaining encoders from RareWares."

Examine/play with the other options in the conversion choices and you'll get the picture.

Re: Converting .flac file to .wav file

Reply #2
Thank you sveakul - now it works exactly as you say (smileyface).

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