WAV files, which have a ".wav" file extension, are standard audio files for PC Windows users, and common for Mac users. If you want to convert a more common audio file such as an MP3 or an AIFF the WAV format, both iTunes and Apple's QuickTime Player can easily convert and/or re-compress your audio. Users may want to use iTunes if they want to retain both files in a simple library setting. QuickTime is better suited for editing purposes, as users can add audio tracks to video or cut and paste their WAV files after conversion.
Things You'll Need
- iTunes Player (see Resource 1)
- QuickTime Player (see Resource 2)
iTunes WAV Conversion
Download and install iTunes. Agree to the licensing terms and open.
Click "File" at the top of your toolbar and select "Add to Library..."
Locate your sound file in the finder window and open.
Click "iTunes" and "Preferences."
Click the "Import Settings" bar in the lower right-hand corner.
Select the "WAV Encoder" option in the "Import Using:" icon bar.
Click "Ok" and exit back to the iTunes library.
Right-click your sound file in the iTunes library.
Select "Create WAV Version." Your new WAV will appear below your old file.
QuickTime WAV Conversion
Click "File" and "Open File..." Locate your sound file.
Click "Open." Your sound file will appear in its own player window.
Click "File" and select "Export..."
Rename your file so you don't overwrite your old file.
Select "Sound to Wave" in the "Export:" icon bar. Your file extension will now read ".wav."
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