M4A to WAV Converter

  • Step 1: Upload the M4A file you want to convert to WAV. You can either upload it by clicking on the uploader or drag the file there.
  • Step 2: The conversion from M4A to WAV starts automatically and usually completes lightning fast.
  • Step3: Download the WAV audio file after the conversion is done.



What M4A files are and how to convert them:

M4A is an audio container format which is a pure audio version of the MPEG-4 format that can contain both, audio and video data. The M4A format supports different audio codecs like AAC (Advanced Audio Coding), or ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) specifications. The AAC standard applies lossy compression to the audio data, while ALAC is a lossless compression standard. Therefore, M4A is a very flexible audio format and can store audio streams at high-quality levels, but also supports smaller, compressed audio files with less quality.

Many programs support M4A files like iTunes, the QuickTime Player, or the Windows Media Player starting at version 12. If you want to play M4A files with Windows Media Player 11, you need to install the K-Lite Codec Pack first.

If your player does not support M4A converting the audio files to more common formats is a good option, and you arrived at the right place to do so. This converter allows you to convert M4A to WAV. This is the best choice if you want to convert an uncompressed M4A file since the WAV format does not apply any compression either. If your M4A file is using lossy compression, our M4a to MP3 converter is the best choice for you.

What is the difference between M4A and WAV?

M4A and WAV are two different types of audio file formats that serve different purposes. M4A is a file format primarily used for music and podcast downloads from iTunes, whereas WAV is an uncompressed audio file format that preserves the original quality of the audio file. M4A is compressed using the AAC algorithm, which allows it to achieve a smaller file size while maintaining high sound quality. WAV, on the other hand, is an uncompressed format that can result in larger file sizes but preserves the original quality of the audio file.

How to convert M4A to WAV using free software?

To convert an M4A file to a WAV file using free software, you can use an open source audio converter such as Audacity. After downloading and installing Audacity, select the "File" menu and then "Import" to select the M4A file you want to convert. Once the file is imported, select "File" again and then "Export" and choose WAV as the file format. You can then select the destination folder where you want to save the converted file, and Audacity will convert the file for you.

Alternatively, you can use Converter App that offers free M4A to WAV online conversion. You can submit your result at the top of this page and will receive the result within seconds.

Does converting M4A to WAV lose quality?

Converting M4A to WAV using an audio converter should not result in a loss of quality, as long as the converter used is of good quality. However, since M4A is a compressed audio file format, converting it to an uncompressed format like WAV may result in a larger file size. Additionally, if the audio converter used is of poor quality, there is a risk that the converted file may have reduced audio quality.