MP3 to WAV using FFmpeg

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Main Page > Documentation > Media type preservation plans > MPEG-1 Audio, Layer 3 > MP3 to WAV using FFmpeg

  • Used sample.mp3 from
  • Used the the following command to convert the file: ffmpeg -i sample.mp3 sample.wav
  • Most of the metadata in this table are taken from the FFmpeg metadata that were generated during conversion.

Property Original Normalized
Codec MPEG 1 Audio, Layer 3 (MP3) PCM
Size 35,952 bytes 783,404 bytes
Duration 4.44 s 4.44 s
Channels 2 2
Channel mapping
SampleRate 44100 HZ 44100 HZ
BitDepth 16 16