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Anyone know how to convert an M4A file to wav?
« on: January 06, 2017, 07:41:56 PM »
I assume iTunes would be able to do it but haven't found a way. 

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Re: Anyone know how to convert an M4A file to wav?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 09:48:34 PM »
itunes will do it, I found the convoluted instructions with a google search, but I like to do all my conversion and tagging/etc outside itunes before adding to my library.  I use the program dbPoweramp.  it can covert anything to anything (actually it won't do .caf  :frustrated: but anything else you can think of), and it works easy in the windows context menu.  it replaced Trader's Little Helper in my workflow.  I paid for it, but there's a month free trial.

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Re: Anyone know how to convert an M4A file to wav?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 10:16:48 PM »
Why would you want/need to?
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Re: Anyone know how to convert an M4A file to wav?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 11:20:41 PM »
Why would you want/need to?
Nothing monumental, I recorded something which has backwards audio as a "voice memo" on my iPhone, which puts it in m4a and I want to put it into Audacity to play it backwards to see what's going on.

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Re: Anyone know how to convert an M4A file to wav?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017, 09:21:42 AM »
itunes will do it, I found the convoluted instructions with a google search, but I like to do all my conversion and tagging/etc outside itunes before adding to my library.  I use the program dbPoweramp.  it can covert anything to anything (actually it won't do .caf  :frustrated: but anything else you can think of), and it works easy in the windows context menu.  it replaced Trader's Little Helper in my workflow.  I paid for it, but there's a month free trial.
dbPoweramp did the trick, thanks!