Want to Convert MP4 to WAV?
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Converting MP4 to WAV is simple – just upload your video to the online MP4-to-WAV converter and launch the conversion. If you need a more advanced converter that can quickly process multiple files, use Movavi Video Converter.
How to convert MP4 to WAV with Movavi Video Converter
Step 1. Install the MP4-to-WAV converter
Double-click the installation file you’ve just downloaded and follow the instructions on your computer screen.
Step 2. Add the multimedia files you want to convert
Go to Add Media, choose Add Video, and select the desired MP4 files for conversion. Hit Open. After files are uploaded, you’ll see the file list inside the program window.
Step 3. Choose WAV as the output format
Open the Audio tab, click the WAV preset group, and choose the preset. Its name will appear at the bottom of the program window. Now your files are ready to change the extension from .mp4 to .wav.
Step 4. Start converting from MP4 to WAV
Click Save to to set the folder in which you want to save your files. Click Convert to start the process.
MP4-to-WAV online converters
How to convert MP4 to WAV for free
Step 1. Download and install VLC
Step 2. Add your video
Select Media in the top left-hand corner. Click Convert/Save. Then click the Add button and select all the files you want to convert. Hit Convert/Save.
Step 3. Create a new profile
Select the Create New Profile icon.
In the Profile Edition window that pops up, you will need to create a WAV conversion profile. Enter a name in the Profile Name field. Then select WAV on the Encapsulation tab. On the Audio codec tab, check the Audio box, change Codec to WAV, and set the Sample Rate to 48000 Hz. Click Create.
Step 4. Convert your video to WAV
In the Profile drop-down list, the profile you’ve created. Click Browse and select your destination folder. Make sure that the name of the file ends with .wav. Then hit Start. You will now see a window showing the time-to-completion for your conversions.
How to convert MP4 to WAV in iTunes
Step 1. Download and install the app
Step 2. Choose the target format
Launch the app. Click Edit and select Preferences.
Then hit Import Settings. Open the drop-down list next to Import Using and choose WAV Encoder. Click OK to close the Import Settings window and then click OK at the bottom of the Preferences window.
Step 3. Convert MP4 to WAV
Open your music library and select the file you want to convert. If you can’t see the file you need in the library, click File, choose Add File to Library, and select your video. Then click File, select Convert, and hit Create WAV Version.
MP4 vs. WAV comparison
.mp4, .m4a, .m4p, .m4b, .m4r, .m4v
Video, audio, and text
Audio file size
Lossy and lossless
Lossy (for AAC and MP3 codecs) / No compression
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Frequently asked questions
What is a WAV file format?
WAV (WAVE) is one of the earliest audio formats on the market. Originally developed in 1991 by IBM and Microsoft, WAV is a lossless (i.e., no quality is lost when converting physical sound to a WAV file) and incredibly simple audio format. When it comes to pure audio quality, it's hard to beat a WAV file. However, WAV has one major limitation: file size. WAV files are much larger than lossy (i.e., sound quality is lost during conversion) formats like MP4. Due to this, WAV is primarily used in situations where audio quality is of utmost importance, while MP4 is used to stream music online since it's much smaller. As a bonus, MP4 also handles video. WAV is solely an audio format.
How do I convert MP4 to WAV using Audacity?
Audacity – an open-source audio capture and editing tool – is another way to convert MP4 to WAV free. Again, Audacity isn't built for conversions; it's just a side capability. So, it lacks compared to some others on this list. Still, it's an easy way to convert your files if you already have it downloaded. While Audacity doesn't support video or document conversions, it does let you change MP4 to WAV, Ogg Vorbis, or MP3. Audacity supports Windows, Mac, and Linux.
How to convert MP4 to WAV in Audacity:
- Select Project > Import Audio. Select your file for conversion and click Open.
- Click File and select Export As WAV. Name your new file. A dialog box will appear that allows you to edit metadata (e.g., album name, genre, etc.) Choose to edit or not edit this information. Click OK.
- The file conversion process will start, and your new file will be in the location specified.
How do I convert MP4 to WAV on Windows 10?
The easiest way to convert MP4 to WAV using Windows is via Movavi Video Converter. Movavi is a free-to-download conversion tool that provides a wealth of conversion options, rapid conversion speeds, and some nifty post-conversion features to help you create beautiful and smooth conversions. Our MP4-to-WAV converter download is located on our website.
How to convert MPEG-4 to WAV using Movavi on Windows 10:
- Download and install Movavi Video Converter.
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- Click Add Media, then choose Add Video, select the files you want to convert, and click Open.
- Open the Audio tab and select the WAV preset group.
- Click Save to and select a folder to save the converted file.
- Click Convert.
Can I convert MP4 to WAV using Windows Media Player?
Currently, Windows Media Player cannot convert MP4 to WAV. Windows Media Player is great for burning CDs or managing songs. If you need to convert MP4 to WAV, Video Converter from Movavi can help you. The app currently works with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.
What is better: MP4 or WAV?
Neither audio format is better than the other. It really depends on your needs. MP4 files are small, portable, and great for streaming services. But they're also lossy, so you lose some audio quality. WAV files are much larger than MP4 files, but they're lossless and easy to edit. Both solutions are fantastic, but they each provide different benefits. In general, you should choose WAV if you're not concerned about file size and MP4 if you need to keep file size to a minimum.
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