How To Convert a .wav file to .mp4?

Profile picture of the author robert key by robert key Posted: 08/19/2011
Hello Warriors,

Does anyone know how to convert a .wav audio file to a .mp4 audio file
and if possible, to compress the .mp4?

I've been told that a .mp4 will play on any format. Is this true?

Thanks,

Robert
#convert #file #mp4 #wav

  • Profile picture of the author fivealive
    fivealive
    If you are just doing audio I would recommend converting to MP3. I only use MP4 for video files. MP3 is as universal as it gets for compressed formats, everyone will be able to play it back without issue.

    There are a ton of free software solutions that you can find on google, download.com etc. If you want to avoid installing anything try this website for an online option.
  • Profile picture of the author Kate Davies
    Kate Davies
    Download WinFF (it's actually a video converter), it's free and you can download it from WinFF - Free Video Converter - the downloads tab.

    It's easy to use. Once you have added the wav file to convert, go to the "Convert To" dropdown selection and choose Audio. Then for the "Device Presets" dropdown selection, choose MPEG4 Audio.

    That will produce a .m4a file (which is mpeg4 audio). As Fivealive says, actual mp4 is a video format.

    You'll find mp3 options and many more too, to choose from.

    Kate
  • Profile picture of the author robert key
    robert key
    Hi Kate & Fivealive,

    Thanks for your assistance!

    Kate, does, .m4a play on all formats? I've heard that the
    clarity of the sound is better on the mpeg4 format. Is this
    true or does it really matter?

    Thanks,

    Robert
  • Profile picture of the author Kate Davies
    Kate Davies
    Hi Keyz

    Actually, I have since realised that you can create an mp4 format file from a wav using WinFF. It will just play the audio channel. You can do that by choosing the MPEG-4 output option in "Convert to" instead of Audio. Then you get a number of device presets to choose from.

    You'll most likely find more players to play .mp4 files than .m4a. I have never actually used .m4a files, so I can't be sure how widely accepted they are.

    With regard to sound quality ... I suggest you download Winff and have a try. I have just done a test and I can't tell any difference between the .mp3 / .mp4 / .m4a versions. Their file sizes are 32k / 30k / 23k respectively. In the old days, file size was often an indicator of quality, better quality meant bigger files; but nowadays with better compression techniques, it is not so easy to make such comparisons.

    I doubt that you will notice any difference between mp3 and mp4 if you do your own test. And if that is the case I would stick to the standard, which is mp3 for audio.

    Hope that helps

    Kate
  • Profile picture of the author onlinecasinodeck
    onlinecasinodeck
    Originally Posted by keyz View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    Does anyone know how to convert a .wav audio file to a .mp4 audio file
    and if possible, to compress the .mp4?

    I've been told that a .mp4 will play on any format. Is this true?

    Thanks,

    Robert
    Windows media player 11 have a built in audio file ripper, so you can rip those files for free.
  • Profile picture of the author mspiva1
    mspiva1
    Try convert files dot com... they have lots of options for conversion combinations.
  • Profile picture of the author Deji
    Deji
    You could also use Zamzar to do the conversion. The website is Zamzar - Free online file conversion.
  • Profile picture of the author jonatan
    jonatan
    What you can do is go to download.com and search for "wav converter" and you will find what you need.. Download a freeware and install it
  • Profile picture of the author Harold Lindsey
    Harold Lindsey
    There is a pretty good free video converter call, "Any Video Converter"
  • Profile picture of the author krad32
    krad32
    Just search Google for free download of video converter software there are lots of software to use.
  • Profile picture of the author rturner2
    rturner2
    You should use a free online file converter for converting wav to mp4. I would recommend trying ConvertMagic.com because their free online file converter works great for converting wav to mp4. They also support a lot of the popular audio and video file formats.
  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
    Jeff Lenney
    Keep in mind WAv is audio and mp4 is video... Having said that. Try replay converter at Convert Video and Audio Files. Not an affiliate link

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