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How to convert a WAV to a M4A file?
- Choose the WAV file that you want to convert.
- Select M4A as the the format you want to convert your WAV file to.
- Click "Convert" to convert your WAV file.
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|Description||The WAV file is one of the simplest digital audio file formats. It was originally developed back in 1991 for use within Windows 3.1 but today it is the gold standard in studio recording and one of the most popular digital audio formats. As they are stored in an uncompressed format they are enormously versatile and allow for easy editing and manipulation. One minor drawback is that the file sizes can be huge which can make them a little impractical.|
|Technical Details||A file with the WAV file extension is a Waveform audio file format and is a container that stores data in segments. It was originally developed by Microsoft and IBM and stores uncompressed lossless audio which results in very large file sizes. The format uses containers to store the audio data, track numbers, sample rate and bit rate.|
|Developed by||Microsoft & IBM|
|Description||M4A audio files were developed to enable easy sharing of digital music, audiobook content, podcasts. It was generally intended as the successor to MP3 and the file quality is better and file sizes smaller compared to MP3 files. M4A files sound better than MP3 files when encoded at the same bit rate due to some of the enhancements. It's the default audio format for Apple products, Nintendo products, Android, Blackberry, PlayStation, and many in-dash music systems in cars.|
|Technical Details||M4A is a file encoded with advanced audio coding (AAC) and is implemented with AAC compression standards or ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) specifications. This effectively means that they can be decoded back to their original quality they were at the point of compression. It was developed by Apple and it only contains audio data, rather than MP4 which contains both audio and video. An added benefit of M4A files are that they do not carry any Digital Rights Management protection.|
Convert WAV file
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- wav to ac3 (AC3 Audio File)
- wav to flac (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
- wav to m4a (Compressed video file)
- wav to m4r (iPhone Ringtone File)
- wav to mp3 (Compressed audio file)
- wav to mp4 (MPEG-4 Video File)
- wav to ogg (Ogg Vorbis Compressed Audio File)
- wav to wma (Windows Media Audio)