How to Convert M4A to WAV on Windows 11/10/8/7
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Way #1. How to convert an M4A file to WAV with Movavi Video Converter
Step 1. Install the Movavi M4A to WAV converter
Launch the downloaded file and install the app following the setup instructions.
Step 2. Transfer audio files to the program
Click the Add Media button and then Add audio. Find the sound files you want to convert and add them to program.
Step 3. Choose the output preset
Open the Audio tab. Select the WAV group and pick the desired preset.
Step 4. Launch the conversion from M4A to WAV
If you want to save your output files in a folder other than the default Movavi Library, click Save to and make your selection. Hit Convert, wait a few seconds – and there you go!
Way #2. How to convert from M4A to WAV with Audacity
Way #3. How to convert M4A to WAV for free with VLC
Way #4. How to convert M4A to WAV online with Zamzar
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Frequently asked questions
▶️ Which format is better: WAV or M4A?
This depends on what is more important to you: quality or file size. WAVs require more storage space, but the audio quality is great. M4As are smaller while maintaining acceptable quality. Also, when making your selection, take into account the type and model of your device, because M4A and WAV are not very widely supported.
▶️ What are the disadvantages of WAV?
The main disadvantage of the WAV format is the file size. WAVs take up a lot of space, so if you have limited storage, maybe it will be better to convert audio files to a format that’s smaller in size. Also, some devices do not support WAV.
▶️ Can phones play WAV files?
It depends on the phone. Android phones don’t support the WAV format, so you’ll need to convert your WAV files before you can listen to them. iPhones can usually play WAV format files.
▶️ Can Windows play M4A?
Yes, if you have the correct codec pack installed. For example, the K-Lite Codec Pack will work.
▶️ How do I convert M4A to WAV using Windows Media Player?
Windows Media Player doesn’t currently support the conversion feature.
▶️ How do I convert M4A to WAV on a Mac?
You can download the Mac version of the converter app or use an online tool.
These links will help you:
▶️ How do I convert M4A into WAV in iTunes?
Here’s how to convert M4A to WAV with iTunes on a Mac:
Start the app and click iTunes. From the drop-down menu, select Preferences.
Click Import Using and pick WAV Encoder. Hit OK.
Go back to the main window and find the audio you want to convert in the library.
Right-click on the audio track and click Create WAV Version.
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