Convert an MP3 to a WAV

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Convert an MP3 to a WAV
Convert an MP3 to a WAV
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You have an MP3, but now you want to turn it into a WAV to use in an audio program. This article will show you how to convert a file from MP3 to WAV.

Steps

Method 1 of 8: Free Online File Conversion

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Step 1. Find an online converter

Type "online MP3 to.wav converter" into a well-known search engine. Above all, look for free websites.

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Step 2. Go to the part of the website where the conversion is offered

Sometimes you will have to search the site to find the conversion service offered.

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Step 3. Import the MP3 file you want to convert

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Step 4. Select WAV as the output type

Some sites ask you to specify the format you want to convert to.

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Step 5. Enter an email address to send the converted file to, if necessary

Sometimes you can download the file from the site itself. Other times you will need to enter an email address to access the file.

If you're concerned about spam, use a clone/sock puppet email or create your own. You can use such an account for any file you need

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Step 6. Click the convert button

Download the converted file or have it sent to your email inbox.

Method 2 of 8: iTunes

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Step #1. Open iTunes

Depending on your version of iTunes, you may need to convert the files slightly differently.

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Step #2. Go to iTunes → Preferences → Import Settings

  • If you are using iTunes 7 or earlier, go to the "Advanced" tab to access the "Import Settings."
  • If you are using iTunes 8 or later, selecting "Preferences" will automatically lead you to the page where you can find "Advanced".
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Step 3. Set "Import Using" to "WAV Encoder

"

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Step 4. Choose a preference setting

Choose an automatic or custom setting from the "Settings" window.

If you want a custom setting, click "Custom…" and select the Sample Rate, Sample Size, and Channels. In most cases, you will want to set your channel to "Stereo."

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Step 5. Click "OK" to close the Import Settings window

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Step 6. Click "OK" to close the General Preferences window

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Step 7. Select 1 or more of the MP3 files already in iTunes

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Step 8. Create a WAV version of the file

Depending on your version of iTunes, do the following:

  • With the files selected, go to the "Advanced" tab and choose "Create WAV Version".
  • Right click on the file and then on "Create WAV Version".

Method 3 of 8: Windows Media Player

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Step 1. Make sure the Windows Media Player (WMP) is equipped with a codec

A codec pack allows WMP to encode and decode audio files for playback, essentially allowing you to create any number of audio files. Search online for a "WMP codec pack," download one that looks reliable and follow the instructions. Once downloaded, the pack should automatically integrate with WMP.

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Step 2. Make sure WMP is equipped with an AAC directshow filter

AAC directshow filter is a decryption program that allows WMP to smoothly play songs in AAC format, which includes many songs in iTunes. Search online for an "AAC directshow filter," download a reliable one and follow the instructions. Once downloaded, the filter should automatically integrate with WMP.

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Step 3. Start by using the rip option of WMP

Essentially, you're copying audio files from a CD to your computer's hard drive, allowing WMP to convert MP3 files to WAV.

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Step 4. Double click on the "Options" dialog box

Do this via Now PlayingMore options.

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Step 5. Click "Rip Music"

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Step 6. Click on the menu item "Format Windows Media Audio" and select the

wav format. Click "Apply" and then "OK" to close the "Options" dialog box.

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Step 7. Insert a blank CD into the computer

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Step 8. Start ripping the music track

Go to the "Rip" tab on the menu bar and click "Rip" to start copying. Your files will be added to the WMP library and automatically converted.

Method 4 of 8: Audacity

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Step #1. Open Audacity

You can download it here.

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Step #2. Go to File → Open

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Step 3. Select the MP3 you want to convert and click Open

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Step 4. Wait for the import to finish

This depends on the file size and the speed of your computer.

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Step 5. Go to File → Export as

wav.

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Step 6. From the "Save.wav file as" window, navigate to the folder where you want to save the converted file

If necessary, change the file name in the "File name" text box

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Step 7. Click "Save" to export your MP3 as WAV

Wait until the end of converting. Now you can find the converted file in the location you designated in the previous step.

Method 5 of 8: Icecream Media Converter

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Step 1. Open Icecream Media Converter

You can download it from the official website.

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Step 2. Open the MP3 file

You can drag your audio file to the program's window or click the “Add file” button to search for the file through the Windows explorer.

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Step 3. When the file is added, you will see it in the window of “Add File”

WAV is selected as the format by default, from the available output formats. If necessary, select the desired quality.

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Step 4. Click the “Add to Queue” button to see the file in the queue for conversions

Alternatively, click “Convert” to instantly convert the MP3 to a WAV.

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Step 5. If you clicked on “Add to Queue”, your file will be queued with some extra data shown

Press “Convert” to start the conversion.

Method 6 of 8: Format Factory

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Step #1. Open Format Factory

You can download it from the official website.

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Step 2. Select the option “Audio” from the menu on the left side of the program window

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Step 3. Select “->WAV” from the grid on the left to proceed with the conversion of files to WAV format

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Step 4. In the newly appeared window, click “Add File” to open Windows Explorer and browse your computer for MP3 files

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Step 5. When the desired MP3 file has been added, press the “OK” button in the top right corner of the window

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Step 6. Click “Start” to start MP3 to WAV conversion with Format Factory

Method 7 of 8: Media Human Audio Converter

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Step 1. Open Media Human Audio Converter

You can download it from the official website.

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Step 2. Drag the MP3 to convert to the program's window

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Step 3. Click on the available file formats button (AAC is the default) and select WAV

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Step 4. In the opened window, select WAV from the list of formats, then choose the appropriate settings for the file and click “Close”

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Step 5. Hit “Start conversion” to convert the MP3s to WAV files

Method 8 of 8: Sound Converter

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Step 1. This method can only be used with certain operating systems

It's available for Ubuntu and OSX, but maybe not for Windows. If you're using Windows, try one of the methods above or download a similar converter.

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Step 2. Download and install the software

If you are using Ubuntu, do the following:

  • Go to Main menuApplicationsUbuntu Software Center.
  • Type "soundc" in the search bar and press "Enter".
  • Enter your password to log in.
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Step 3. Once Sound Converter is open, drag and drop the MP3 files into the SoundCenter window

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Step #4. Click on Edit → Preferences

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Step 5. Select the

wav as the file format you want to convert to and click "Convert."

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