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How to Convert M4A to WAV on Windows/Mac/Online

Isla updated on Jul 24, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

"What is M4A? how do I convert an M4A to a WAV file?"

M4A is developed by Apple Inc. This kind of format uses lossy compression, which with high audio quality. Compare with MP3 or AAC, M4A audio format has a smaller size and better quality.

But M4A files have every poor device compatibility. This kind of format only play on Apple devices, if you want to play M4A audio format on other devices, you need to convert it to WAV. Next, I will show you how to convert M4A to WAV on Windows, Mac, and Online.

How to Convert M4A to WAV on Windows

Because M4A only play on Apple devices, if you want to play on Windows, you need to convert M4A to other formats that are compatible with Windows. In this part, I will introduce you two methods to solve this problem.

foobar2000

foobar2000 is a free audio format conversion. This app has a powerful audio format conversion function. Using this program you can easy to convert different audio formats. This format conversion nearly supports all audio formats, such as MP3, AAC, CD, WAV, Opus, AIFF, and more. You can use this app to convert M4A to WAV.

How to Convert M4A to WAV Using foobar2000

Step 1. Open foobar2000. From the menu select File > Open to open a file in foobar2000.

Step 2. Browse to the M4A file and click Open.

Step 3. Right-click on the file in foobar2000 and select Convert > Quick convert.

foobar2000 select convert

Step 4. Select the "WAV format" and click the "Convert" button to convert and save your audio files.

foobar2000 convert wav

How to Convert M4A to WAV on Mac

iTunes is a media player developed by Apple Inc. It is used to play and manage digital music and video documents. And this app is also one of the most popular tools for managing iPod and ios devices.

How to Convert M4A to WAV Using iTunes

Step 1. Launch iTunes and change the menu bar by "iTunes"> "Preferences">"General" >"General", and then click the "OK" button to apply.

itunes launch itunes

Step 2. Select the "WAV Encoder" button, then click "OK".

itunes select wav format

Step 3. Select the "Library" and then import one or more M4A audio files.

Step 4. Finally, click the "File" button, then click "Convert". Finish by hitting the "Create WAV" button to convert M4A to WAV.

itunes convert m4a to wav

How to Convert M4A to WAV on Online

Whether you are a Windows user or a Mac user, that you can use online file conversion software. This part will introduce to you some best online format conversion.

#1. ZAMZAR

ZAMZAR is powerful online file conversion. This app supports converting your audios, videos, and images file formats, and you can use this program to convert M4A to WAV. It is easy for you to use this app, you just needs to follow the steps that you can do it.

How to Convert M4A to WAV Using ZAMZAR

Step 1. Click the "Add Files" button to import your M4A file format.

Zamza convert m4a to wav

Step 2. Click the "Convert To" button, and select WAV format.

zamza select wav

Step 3. Click the "Convert Now" button to convert your file format, then save and import it.

#2. Online Convert

Online Convert is another online format conversion. This app supports conversions from quite a lot of format to many targets. Such as audio converter, document converter, device converter, video converter, and so on.  Using this app, you can almost convert all formats you need, for example, converting your file format to AAC, AIFF, M4A, MMF, MP3, WAV, WMA, and more.

This app will be your best choice if you want to convert your M4A file format to WAV.

How to Convert M4A to WAV Using Online Convert

Step 1. Click the "Choose Files" button to import your file.

Step 2. And then, click the "Start conversion" to convert your M4A audio file.

online startv conversion

Step 3. Click the "Download" button to export and save the WAV audio format.

Extra Recommendation: The Best Video Converter - EaseUS Video Editor

EaseUS Video Editor is a powerful video editing program. This app provides a lot of video editing tools that can satisfy your needs. You can use this app to cut, crop, trim, and split your video. Although this software does not support exporting WAV file format, you can convert your M4A video to other video formats, such as MP3, AAC, or other common use formats.  And EaseUS Video Editor supports a lot of video and audio formats, such as M4A, WAV, MP3, AAC, MOV, MP4, and more.

Feature:

  • Support converting M4A audio format
  • Support a lot of video and audio formats
  • Support adding background music
  • Support 300+ effects and transitions
  • Support free download

You can download this powerful program, and follow the steps to convert M4A audio format easily.

How to Convert M4A Format Using EaseUS Video Editor

Step 1. Import Target File

Launch EaseUS Video Editor, select a desired aspect ratio on the main screen: 9:16, 16:9, or 4:3.

Import target file by clicking "Import" or dragging it into EaseUS Video Editor.

Import desired file

Step 2. Add to Project

Right-click on the target file you would like to convert and select "Add to project".

Add file to project

Step 3. Export Target File 

Click "Export" to start converting the target file.

Export to convert file format.

Step 4. Convert to Desired Audio Format

Select the desired audio format such as MP3 or AAC for the target file, rename it, set the output folder. 

Select file format to convert the target file.

By clicking the Output settings icon, you can set the Quality and Audio specifications of the converted file.

Export and convert target file to audio

Last, click "Export" to convert your target file to the desired audio format.

Conclusion

This page covers four methods to convert M4A to WAV. According to your situation, select the one you need. But compare to these audio conversion tools, EaseUS Video Editor is the best M4A to WAV conversion. Except for the conversion function, EaseUS Video Editor also supports audio or video editing functions. If you need to convert your files, you can choose EaseUS Video Editor to have a try.

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