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

Although M4A audio format develops smaller size and better quality than the MAV format, this kind of file format only played on Apple devices. If you want to play M4A audio file on other unsupported devices, such as PSP, PS3, Audacity, Creative Zen, and more. You need to convert M4A to WAV. On this page, I will introduce to you how to convert M4A to WAV on Windows, Mac, and Online.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Aug 22, 2023

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"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 plays 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.

#1. EaseUS Video Converter

EaseUS Video Converter is one of the most media converting software worldwide. As its name implies, it is good at dealing with video conversion on Windows PC. However, more than that, it is also an excellent audio converter as it supports more than 500 audio formats.

So, with its help, you can easily convert M4A files into WAV, or even vice versa. One of its biggest highlights is that t supports batch conversion, which means you are able to convert multiple files simultaneously in a short time. Moreover, before converting, this program enables you to adjust the bitrate and sample rate to make your output audio file more attractive. 

How to export M4A in WAV formats on Windows 10:

Step 1. Launch this software and click "Audio Converter" on the main interface. Next, hit "Choose Files" to import audio files.

Import files

Step 2. Hit the gear icon once the audio is imported. In "More Options" window, hit "Audio" > "WAV". 

Choose format

Step 3. Finally, choose "Convert All" at the bottom to start it. Once done, find your converted files in the "Finished" tab.

Start conversion

#2. foobar2000

foobar2000 is a free audio format conversion. This app has a powerful audio format conversion function. Using this program you can easily 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.


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.


This page covers five methods to convert M4A to WAV. According to your situation, select the one you need. But compare to these audio conversion tools, EaseUS Video Converter is the best M4A to WAV converter that we have used. Just try it, and it will never disappoint you!

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