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How to convert a WAV to a AAC file?
- Choose the WAV file that you want to convert.
- Select AAC 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.|
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|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.|
|Associated programs||Microsoft Windows Media Player
|Developed by||Microsoft & IBM|
|Useful links||More information on the WAV format
What are WAV and WAVE files and how do I open them?
|Description||AAC is similar to MP3. It essentially cuts out, or compresses, information that the human ear cannot pick up thereby making digital files smaller and more easily managed and therefore quicker to download. AAC is about half the size of MP3 but with better quality. It is at least one tenth the size of CD digital data. Apple are the biggest users of this format and if you have an iPod or iPhone then you will have come across this format as it is iTunes default audio format.|
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|Technical Details||AAC is similar in concept to MP3 but goes further. It too compresses digital audio files but to a bigger degree. It is also part of the MPEG-4 standard, it is most widely used to create small digital audio files. The current variant is specified in ISO/IEC standard 14496-3. Like MP3, AAC is a lossy algorithm. The human hearing system cannot hear quiet sounds in the presence of loud sounds of a similar frequency; for example, a voice conversation cannot be heard while an aeroplane flies low overhead. This is known as auditory masking, this allows the discarding of data with minimal loss of quality.|
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|Developed by||A combination of Fraunhofer IIS, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Dolby and Sony Corporation|
|Useful links||More detail about the AAC file format
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Convert WAV file
- wav to aac (Advanced Audio Coding File)
- 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)