WMV (Windows Media Video) is a collective name for a series of video codecs and related video encoding formats developed by Microsoft and is part of the Microsoft Windows Media Framework. Under the same video quality, the WMV format is very small, so it is very suitable for playing and transmitting on the Internet. However, if you want to play WMV audio on various players or devices, you can convert it to an audio format such as M4A. In a previous article, we have showed you how to convert WMV to MP4. Here we will offer 5 effective ways for you to convert WMV to M4A.

Part 1: Convert WMV to M4A with Leawo Video Converter

To convert a video format like WMV to an audio format like M4A, we need an audio extractor or an audio converter to do the magic. Here I recommend Leawo Video Converter, a professional video converter as its name shows. Not only a video converter, Leawo Video Converter is also an audio converter or audio extractor. On one hand, Leawo Video Converter is able to convert video from one format to another format including MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, MTS, FLV, etc., and at the same time the program is able to convert various audio files like MP3, AAC, FLAC, AC3, etc. On the other hand, this professional program allows users to extract audio track from video files. The input and output video and audio formats supported by Leawo Video Converter include Common Video (MP4, H.265 MP4, MKV, H.265 MKV, MOV, etc.), Common Audio (AAC, AC3, WAV, MP3, WMA, FLAC, etc.), HD Video (HD MP4, HD AVI, HD TS, HD VOB, etc.), and 4K Video (4K MP4 and 4K MKV). This professional converter is able to convert video and audio files with 100% quality reserved and in 6X faster speed. Having an easy-to-use interface, Leawo Video Converter does not require any expertise to perform video and audio conversion tasks. Users around the world will find the program friendly as it supports all together 11 kinds of languages: English, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Hungarian, Armenian, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Dutch. More amazingly, it allows users to add external SRT, ASS, SSA subtitle and select audio track for keeping in the output before conversion process takes place.

As is mentioned before, Leawo Video Converter can be regarded as an audio extractor for you to extract only audio track from source video files. Therefore, it can play the role of WMV to M4A converter to convert WMV to M4A. If you are using Mac computer, you can make use of the Mac version of Leawo Video Converter. Download and install the right version of Leawo Video Converter based on your computer system, and follow the guide below to extract M4A from WMV file.

Step 1. Import Source WMV Video Files

Launch Leawo Video Converter, go to the “Convert” tab, and click “Add Video” button on the sub-menu to load your source WMV video file. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop WMV video file into the program interface. After WMV video file is imported, you could play back WMV video file, select subtitles and audio tracks from source WMV video file, add external subtitles to loaded WMV video file, edit loaded WMV video file, etc.


Step 2. Set M4A as Output Format

Click the drop-down box named “MP4 Video” by default next to the “Add Photo” button. On the drop-down list, select “Change” option. Then on the popup Profile window, select “M4A” from “Format” column as output format. Please note that once you change the output format, the name of the drop-down box will change as well.


Note: If you need, you could click the “Edit” button on the drop-down profile setting box to adjust audio parameters like audio codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc.


Step 3. Convert WMV to M4A

Click the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar next to the format setting drop-down box. Then, on the popup sidebar, set output directory. After setting output directory, click the “Convert” button right below. Leawo Video Converter would start to convert WMV to M4A immediately.


Note: Leawo Video Converter is equipped with an internal video editor, which means you can edit video after you import source video files. There are many ways allowable for you to edit loaded video files: video trimming, cropping, watermarking, adjusting video effect and removing noise. At the same time, Leawo Video Converter has an internal video player that allows you to play video files after video importing.

Part 2: Convert WMV to M4A with Any Audio Converter

Any Audio Converter is able to extract audio content from video files and convert audio files between popular formats with lossless sound quality in extremely fast conversion speed. This free audio converter can convert almost all popular audio and video formats including AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, MP4, RM, RMVB, 3GP, ASF, FLV, MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AU, MP2, and AC3 formats to popular audio formats. Here we use it to convert WMV to M4A.

Step 1. Add Source WMV Video File
After you run the program, Click the "Add Files" button to select source WMV video file from your computer.

Step 2. Choose M4A as Output Format
Click Output Format drop-down menu to select the output profile and set it as M4A for converting WMV to M4A. Before converting, you can customize the output settings such as audio codec, sample rate, audio channel, audio volume, etc.

Step 3. Start Converting WMV to M4A
Click Convert button to start to convert the conversion process. If you want to stop the process, please click Cancel button. After the conversion, you can click the Output Folder button at the bottom of the program to get the converted file.


Part 3: Convert WMV to M4A with Total Video Audio Converter

Total Video Converter is a total solution for video conversion which supports reading, playing lots of video and audio formats and converting them to popular video formats. Total Video Converter includes a powerful media conversion engine internally so that you can convert media files with very fast speed. In addition to video output, this program also supports audio output, which means we can use Total Video Converter to extract audio content from source video file. Here we use it to convert WMV to M4A.

Step 1. Add Source WMV Video File
Kick off Total Video Converter to enter the main interface where you need to click the “New Task” button to choose and add source WMV video file.

Step 2. Set M4A as Output Format
After source WMV video file is imported, it will pop up a small window saying “Please select the format to be converted to”. To convert WMV to M4A, you need to select M4A as the output audio format.

Step 3. Start to Convert WMV to M4A
Before conversion process takes place, you can customize output parameters and choose the output destination. And then you need to click the “Convert Now” button to convert WMV to M4A.


Part 4: Convert WMV to M4A with FileZigZag

FileZigZag supports thousands of types of unit conversions, making it easy for users to reach a one-stop shop without having to jump from one location to another. Here we convert WMV to M4A with FileZigZag.

Step 1. Import Source WMV File into FileZigZag
The interface of the web page is very simple. The first bar is for you to import file. Here, we choose to import the pre-prepared WMV video files.

Step 2. Choose M4A as Output Format
Click the drop-down box under “Convert to”, and you need to select M4A as output format.

Step 3. Input Your Email Address and Start to Convert
In the third bar, you need to input your email address, and then click “Convert” in the fourth bar. After a while, the converted result will be sent to your email box.


Part 5: Convert WMV to M4A with FreeFileConvert

Lastly, we can try FreeFileConvert, a free online video converter. FreeFileConvert supports 8372 different conversion combinations including audio, video, image, document, archive, presentation, ebook and font file types. However, it doesn’t support a file larger than 300MB. The process of converting WMV to M4A with FreeFileConvert is much the same as that with other converting programs we talked about in previous parts. Now, let’s begin converting WMV to M4A with FreeFileConvert.

Step 1. Import WMV File
Click “Choose File” to choose and import WMV file from your computer.

Step 2. Set M4A as Output Audio Format
After WMV file is imported, choose “Convert Files to” and then choose “M4A” as output format.

Step 3. Start to Convert WMV to M4A
After the output format is selected, click the blue “Convert” button to convert WMV to M4A.