Read how to convert m4a (AAC/ALAC) from/to WAV audio files on Windows, Mac OS X to playback at capable digital music players, car stereos and other music devices and software.
To convert m4a (contains AAC or ALAC) from/to WAV:
* if available in your configuration (see below)
m4a is a container file, that is comprised of compressed data. The data format is:
Also, the format can contain metadata: track and album names, performer, album cover artwork, etc..
When we convert m4a to wav, musical information loses nothing comparing the original m4a stuff. The original lossy stuff, like mp3, AAC, loses part of information when coded to another lossy format.
When we convert m4a to wav, with resampling, it is a lossy operation. Though it can give advantages to some music systems.
Convert m4a to wav: Settings - bit-perfect for lossless
Select output format
Download codec request window example
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You can convert .m4a to .wav for free with free version of AuI ConverteR. Read guide...
January 5, 2023 updated | since June 24, 2017