Some software may require you to decode the FLAC file into another format. For Windows PCs we recommend WAV files. These are uncompressed CD-quality (or higher) file formats and can be burned directly to audio CD, or compressed (should you so desire) into any other file format for transfer to an iPod or similar portable media player.
This small freeware Windows program allows you to decode and encode FLAC files. In addition, the software adds FLAC support to Nero for direct audio CD burning from FLAC files, as well as adding full FLAC playback support to WinAmp versions 2 and 5.
To use: Simply load the FLACs into the program using the Add Files button and click the decode button (highlighted below) to turn them into WAV files:
You can change the output directory if required, otherwise your WAV files will be found in the same directory as your FLAC files.
Test your FLAC conversion with the following piece of music: