WAV files?

I am converting FLAC to WAV files with Audacity. My question is. What is the difference between 16 and 32 bit? Thanks

It’s the number of binary digits used for each audio sample.
If you are looking in Audacity’s “Preferences > Quality”, leave it set at “32-bit float”.
If you’re looking at the “File > Export Audio” options, you want “WAV (Microsoft) signed 16-bit PCM” (that’s a “normal” WAV file that is compatible with just about everything).

One question: Why do you need to convert from FLAC to WAV?

The FLAC should be 16 or 24 bits. (FLAC doesn’t support floating-point.) If you want lossless conversion the exported WAV bit depth should match the FLAC bit depth.

FLAC files do not play in my BR player and I want a lossless file that I can put on a CD. Thanks for the help. :sunglasses:

In that case I’ll stick with my first answer: “WAV (Microsoft) signed 16-bit PCM”