How would I use Automator/AppleScript to convert a selected bunch of MP3s to WAVs (from folder1 to folder1 - so retaining original folder), please?

I'm running High Sierra and would prefer not to attack the commandline just to get a mp3 back to wav.

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    You do realise you already lost quality & that re-converting to WAV will not restore any of that?
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jan 6, 2018 at 18:43
  • Related apple.stackexchange.com/questions/22803/…
    – nohillside
    Commented Jan 6, 2018 at 18:55
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    tbh, I'd just use XLD or Max Both have their adherents, both are 'as good' as each other, depending on your use case.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jan 6, 2018 at 18:59
  • Automator does not have a built-in Convert to MP3 to WAV action, so some form of scripting will need to be used that would probably have to include using a third-party utility from the command line, albeit scripted. Additionally, Tetsujin's first comment about the quality is notable as well as his second comment. I'd use XLD (because I have it installed) and forget about Automator/AppleScript, as XLD will do batch processing. That said, if you have the original Audio CD source, if that's where it originally came from, I'd use it instead of the MP3 files. Commented Jan 6, 2018 at 20:15
  • if you happen to still have Quicktime 7 pro, it can read mp3 and write wav, and it's scriptable (and it works in Sierra). But to use it with Automator, you will have to get the list of file in Automator and then to pass them to a "Run Applescript" step that actually commands Quicktime. Commented Jan 7, 2018 at 1:27


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