“Hello, i have some .m4a music i want to convert to .wav. Is there any free m4a to wav converter that I could use to do the conversion? And is there any degradation in quality with this conversion?”
M4A stands for MPEG 4 Audio, a filename extension used to represent audio files. Music purchased through the iTunes store has been in m4a format since 2007. It is compatible with Apple devices but cannot be used in many former portable devices and cannot be edited in many audio editors like Audacity, Wavosaur, CoolEdit and more. It is also not an ideal format for storing. Converting M4A to WAV could preserve the high quality sound of source M4A audio files and also make the audio files be compatible with more devices.
Actually there are a few good audio converters to convert M4A to WAV files. This post presents to you a few ways to convert M4A to WAV on Windows.
How to Convert M4A to WAV with a Professional M4A to WAV Converter
The first M4A to WAV converter I’d like to introduce is Leawo Video Converter. Leawo Video Converter is more than what its name suggests, it’s not only a video converter, it can also convert audio between all popular formats.
The following content will guide you through the process of using Leawo Video Converter to convert M4A to WAV:
Step 1: Open Leawo Video Converter, click Video Converter tag to enter the converting interface. Drag the M4A files you want to convert to the interface or click “Add file” button to import source file to the converter.
Step 2: Click the button next to the big green Convert button on the interface to call out a drop-down menu, click Change to enter Profile panel. Go to Format>Common Audio and find WAV format tag.
Step 3: On every format tag in the Profile panel there’s an Edit button, click it to enter the Profile Settings panel where you can set the detailed parameters of the chosen format. And there’s an Edit button on the previous drop-down menu, you can also click it to enter the Profile Settings panel.
Step 4: When all the steps above is finished, go back to the main interface and click the big green Convert button. And following that is a sidebar coming up from the right side of the interface. Set the directory for the output file and click the Convert button at the bottom to start the M4A to WAV conversion.
How to Convert M4A to WAV using Audio Players
There are a lot of audio players has built-in audio converters for the convenience of users who have access to music files of different formats. I would recommend to you Foobar2000 and AIMP audio player, two of which have practical built-in audio converters that allow you to convert M4A to WAV free.
Guide to using built-in audio converters in Foobar2000 and AIMP to convert M4A to WAV:
1. Open Foobar2000, the first thing to do is to add the M4A files you want to the playlist. And then choose all the M4A files in the list, right-click them and move your mouse over to Convert>…, click it and you’ll see the Converter Setup window.
2.Click Output Format to enter the format selecting window, set WAV as the default output format. Click Back button to go back to the previous window.
3. Click Convert on the Converter Setup window to start the M4A to WAV conversion.
1. Run AIMP, click Menu>Utilities>Audio Converter to go to the interface of the built-in audio converter.
2. Add M4A files to the list of the converter, choose WAV as the default output format in the Format box and set the parameters in the next box. Also you can rename or set a new directory for the output files at the bottom.
3. Click Start button at the bottom to start the M4A to WAV conversion.
How to Convert M4A to WAV using iTunes
If you have installed iTunes in your computer, you can also use it to convert M4A to WAV free. It can work as a M4A to WAV Converter free of any kind of charges.
Guide to using iTunes as a free M4A to WAV Converter to convert M4A to WAV free.
Step 1: Open iTunes, click File on the sub-menu bar, and then click Preferences.
Step 2: In the General Preferences section, click Import Settings, and then click Import Using box, choose WAV Encoder on the pop-up window. You can choose to change the detailed parameters of the output WAV format by clicking the Setting box under the Import Using box, and click Custom on the pop-up menu to edit the detailed parameters.
Step 3: Save the above settings and go to the music library on iTunes. Drag the M4A files to the library, choose them with your mouse and click File>Convert>Create WAV Version and the M4A files you’ve chosen will start to be converted into WAV files.