Online WAV Converter
Convert any audio to WAV or convert WAV to other audio formats for free
FREE Online WAV Converter
Our free online WAV converter helps you to convert audio files quickly and easily. You can convert audio to WAV or convert WAV to various audio formats such as MP3, WMA AAC, M4A, FLAC, OFF, and AIFF. Our online WAV converter is totally free to use without any restrictions, 100% safe and secure, and all your files are deleted automatically from our servers within one hour of conversion.
How to Convert WAV
If you wish to convert audio to WAV or convert WAV to other audio formats, then the process is very simple and straightforward using our online WAV converter. Here's the process:
Step 1: Using the upload box at the top of this page, browse and select (or drag and drop) the audio file which you wish to converter.
Step 2: Select the output format of the audio file, which is the new format that you want to convert it to.
Step 3: Press the Convert button. Our WAV converter tool will automatically convert the audio file to the selected output format. Once it's done, the download button will appear.
What is a WAV file, more exactly?
WAV files are audio media files similar to AIFF and 8SVX. However, the latter two are more frequently encountered on Mac computers, whereas WAV files are common on Windows computers.
Most WAV files are uncompressed, but compressed WAV files do exist and the format does support this without issues.
WAV files aren’t as common as MP3 files, for example. The reason behind this is because when they are uncompressed (which happens most frequently), WAV files tend to occupy more space on the disk. These types of files are larger because they aren’t usually meant for listening, but for editing, game soundtracks, and operating system functions.
WAV files are sometimes encountered as “WAVE” files (and sometimes pronounced the same way too). These types of files store data in chunks, like all Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) files, a category WAV files actually belong to.
How to Open a WAV File?
Although large (they can go up to 4GB/ file, but a lot of software programs limit them at 2GB), WAV files can be opened fairly easily, using one of the many media playing software applications. You probably have one on your computer already:
- Windows Media Player;
- VLC Media Player;
Keep in mind that sometimes, files that look like WAV files (i.e. they have this specific extension) might be corrupted files in disguise (i.e. files that aren’t WAV, but have been renamed to look like one). To make sure you haven’t downloaded or received a corrupted file (which might contain a Trojan virus or even ransomware), we recommend you to do the following:
- Right-click the file and open it as a Text file in Notepad;
- Look at the very beginning of the code: if it says RIFF (short for Resource Interchange File Format) at the very beginning, your file is alright;
- If it doesn’t say RIFF, your file is corrupted and we do not advise you to run it (try downloading it again and see what happens);
- Try searching for information on the text file to see what type of file this is (if it isn’t an actual WAV).
How to Convert a WAV File?
WAV (WAVE or Waveform Audio) files can be converted into other types of audio file formats (such as MP3s, M4As, FLACs, AAC, and so on).
To do this, you need to use an online audio media file converter. Basically, you will just have to upload the file to be converted, select what type of file you want to convert it into, and then download it as a converted file.
Not difficult at all!