4 Methods to Convert WAV to AIFF for Free

Convert WAV to AIFF to add metadata to your audio files and let them be compatible with all media players. There are some best software that can help you do this online, for Windows and Mac.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on May 22, 2024

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WAV is an uncompressed lossless audio format, which is mainly used on Windows. So, if you want to share a WAV file with friends, it might not play on the other end if the recipient has a Mac device.

If you want to make it playable on any Mac computer, you can convert it to AIFF, which is compatible with macOS. Luckily, there are lots of WAV to AIFF converters available on the market, and all you need to do is to select the right software for conversion. This page will cover some credible, fast, and efficient converters supporting WAV to AIFF conversion. Stick around to learn how to convert WAV files into AIFF on Windows, Mac, and online. 

Read also: convert M4A to AIFF

How to Batch Convert WAV to AIFF on Windows

Here are two tools that can help you convert WAV to AIFF on PC. The first one is EaseUS Video Converter and the second one is Free Make Converter. Both of them are efficient and functional. 

Tool 1. EaseUS Video Converter

Avoid converting many WAV files one by one, try this Windows converting software, EaseUS Video Converter. It has the batch converting function to deal with your WAV files. It's beneficial and time-saving.

Without compromising quality, you can receive the converted file effectively. Also, apart from AIFF files, you can convert WAV to formats like MP3, WAV, M4A, M4R, AAC, AC3, and more.

Main Features:

  • Support 1000+ formats for converting
  • 30X faster converting speed to increase efficiency
  • Extract the selected audio track from a target video easily
  • Capable of merging all target media files into the single file
  • Simple and friendly interface for common users

To explore more functional converting functions, try it yourself!

How to convert WAV to AIFF:

Step 1. Download and launch this program. Next, select the "Audio Converter" option from the left sidebar for audio conversion, and click "Choose Files" to import the audio file.

Add media files

Step 2. Click the gear icon to select your output audio format at the bottom. Besides, you can change the saving path, enable the high-speed conversion, GPU acceleration, or merging functions if needed here.

Choose format

Step 3. You can click the "Edit" button to change the file name, bitrate, sample rate, and other settings for your output file.

Adjust settings

Step 4. Once done, you can click the "Convert" or "Convert All" button to begin your audio conversion.

Start conversion

Tool 2. Free Make Converter

Free Make Converter is one of the best audio converter software. It takes a few seconds for file conversion. If you want to save your time and energy, it lets you upload more than one file and get them converted into one batch. Despite WAV to AIFF conversion, there are audio format conversions between many formats that you can do with this software.

Moreover, the absence of malware makes it relatively safe for you to function. The quality of the converted file is as high as the original file without any cost.

Step 1. Download and launch the software on your computer. Click "Add Files." Then, add the WAV file you want to convert.

Import WAV file

Step 2. Select AIFF from the drop-down menu of Output Format. If you want to customize audio, click Settings, and use editing features.

Custom settings

Step 3. Click "Convert All." After the conversion process is complete, click Open Folder to open the AIFF file.

How to Convert WAV to AIFF iTunes on Mac

Mac has a default Music app that works magically for all types of audio operations. WAV to AIFF conversion is one of those operations. You can convert your favorite songs between different compressed and uncompressed formats. This feature will help you reduce file size, so it takes less of your storage.

There is no reduction in sound quality after the conversion, especially when you convert from a compressed format to an uncompressed one and convert between two uncompressed formats. In the case of WAV to AIFF conversion, both are compressed formats. So, there might be an ignorable loss in quality. Let's find out how to import a WAV file to an AIFF file format.

Step 1. Open Apple Music App. Click Music > Preferences. 

Apple Music Preference

Step 2. Press File > Import Settings. 

Import M4A file

Step 3. Then, click the menu that is next to Import and select the Output Format and click OK.

Step 4. Select the WAV file in your library that needs to be converted. Click File > Convert. A new file will appear in your library next to the original one.

Start M4A to AIFF converting

How to Export WAV in AIFF Format Online Free

Apart from the offline WAV to AIFF converters mentioned above, you also can get the work done with some online tools. In this section, you will learn two great online WAV to AIFF converting software.

#1. Audio Online Converter

An accessible yet efficient online converter that can assist you in getting your content in the desired format is Audio Online Converter. You need to upload your WAV or another file on the website and get the job done.

Using this tool is easy as it allows you to either upload the URL of the file or upload the file directly from your Dropbox or Google Drive. It keeps the audio standard retained while converting. If you want to customize the file, it lets you change the media's bitrate, sampling rate, and audio channels.

You can also trim the audio from a larger file and get the selective part converted. What stands this tool apart from others is its fast speed and reliability. It has quite a privacy policy to keep your files safe and secure.

Highlights:

  • Easily convert audio files between different formats
  • Exceptionally responsive and friendly
  • Top-notch output
  • High security for your data

Here is the procedure of converting WAV to AIFF via Audio Online Converter:

Step 1. Open the Audio Online Converter website. Then, click "Choose Files."

Step 2. Browse and open the FLAC file you want to convert.

Step 3. Select the Output Formats as per your needs. Then, click "Start Conversion."

Convert .wav to .aiff online

#2. Online Converter

Another reliable online tool for WAV to AIFF conversion is Online Converter. Like the previous one, it too is fast and efficient. It asks you to upload the file, select the output format, and click convert, and that is all. 

It keeps your data of both original and converted files safe by deleting it from their server. While using this tool, you need to make sure that the file is not too heavy. It will take an extra long time for huge files. But for the reasonably sized files, it works great. 

Highlights:

  • Delete your content from their server immediately
  • Work incredibly without any problems
  • Work with unique features, so file quality remains intact
  • Keep your data safe from unwanted access

online WAV to AIFF converter

Bonus: WAV vs. AIFF

To help you know the difference between WAV and AIFF, we have made a comparison table for you, including their compatibilities, qualities, etc.

                              WAV vs. AIFF
Compatibility WAV is Native for Windows, while AIFF is native for Mac OS.
Audio Quality Audio quality is identical in both formats.
Output Quality The output quality is also the same in both.
Metadata AIFF allows for metadata but WAV does not.

Thus, the selection of one format over the other depends on your preferences and requirements. It is recommended that you choose AIFF if you have an OS device and WAV if you have Windows. 

Editor's Final Words

People tend to convert WAV to AIFF to overcome WAV's compatibility issue. There are many converters available, but you cannot trust them all. Mac has a default app that can do the job for you. For Windows users, try EaseUS Video Converter. 

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