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Built-In AIFF to WAV Converter

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  • Customizable WAV settings, codec, sample rate, bitrate…
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How to Convert AIFF to WAV on PC & Mac

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

If you decide to go lossless in your music files, AIFF and WAV are probably two audio formats you can't get around. Both of them are for uncompressed and high-quality audio streams. They are similar but not the same. For example, they can both contain audio data encoded with linear PCM (pulse-code modulation) format. AIFF supports tagging, while WAV might have better compatibility.

Anyway, chances are you just want to turn AIFF to WAV since you are here. So in this article, we will guide you through how to convert AIFF to WAV with various audio converters. You can choose the one that suits you the best, whether for DJing or archiving your CDs. Let's dive in.

Convert M4A to AIFF

1. VideoProc Converter

VideoProc Converter is a comprehensive video processing tool with a built-in audio converter. It supports more than 420 codecs and formats, including MP3, FLAC, M4A, AIFF, and WAV. Besides its intuitive interface, this AIFF to WAV converter has many practical features. The batch conversion can save you lots of time and effort when converting multiple AIFF files. The GPU acceleration ensures low CPU usage and high conversion speed.

As said, the digital audio in most AIFF and WAV files are PCM encodings. So when this happens, the Auto Copy feature in VideoProc Converter can help change the wrapper from AIFF to WAV without touching the audio streams. That means you can convert AIFF to WAV with no sound quality loss.

VideoProc Converter - Built-in AIFF to WAV converter

  • Compatible with Windows and macOS
  • Extensive format support, including MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, etc.
  • Intuitive interface and one-click WAV presets
  • Quality-oriented AIFF to WAV conversion with customizable settings
  • Lightning-fast conversion speed with GPU acceleration

How to convert AIFF to WAV

Get your VideoProc Converter ready. If not, just download and install VideoProc Converter through the button below. And then you can follow the easy steps below to convert AIFF to WAV on PC and Mac.

Step 1. Add AIFF files to VideoProc Converter.

Launch VideoProc Converter and go to the Video module from the welcome screen. Use the +Music button to select and load the AIFF files to the program.

Add AIFF file(s) to VideoProc Converter

Step 2. Set WAV as the output format.

Go to the Music tab in the Target Format section. Browse and click on the WAV format. Here you can click the gear icon to bring up the format window. VideoProc Converter allows changing the overall quality, audio codec, channel, sample rate, and bitrate.

Set WAV as the output format in VideoProc Converter

Step 3. Start converting AIFF files to WAV.

Now you can click the RUN button to start the conversion. The hardware acceleration and auto copy functions are enabled by default. So VideoProc Converter can automatically provide faster conversion speed and simplify your operations as much as possible.

2. iTunes

Apple users can use iTunes as an audio converter for Mac. For macOS Catalina and later, that would be the Music app. iTunes supports AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV formats. After quick settings, you can use iTunes to create a WAV version for your AIFF file. It also allows setting audio quality by changing bitrate, sample rate, and channels.

Below are the detailed steps to convert AIFF to WAV in iTunes.

Step 1. Launch iTunes, then click Edit > Preferences in the menu bar in sequence. Then click the Import Settings button in the pop-up window.

Go to iTunes Preferences Settings

Step 2. Select WAV Encoder from the Import Using drop-down list.

Select WAV Encoder

Step 3. Choose the Automatic setting or Custom to change the sample rate, sample size, and channels. Click OK, then OK again, to save the settings.

Change WAV Encoder Settings

Step 4. Select the music you want to convert in the library.

Step 5. Go to File > Convert > Create WAV Version.

Convert AIFF to WAV with iTunes

 Note: iTunes does not support batch conversion. That could be a pain in the neck when you have tons of AIFF music.

3. VLC Media Player

VLC is well-known as a versatile media player for its format compatibility. It can understand and handle almost any video or audio format you throw at it. Even better, one of the lesser-known features is that VLC can also convert its playable file to several other formats, including WAV audio. But since the program does not provide a preset in WAV format, you'll need manually create a new profile first.

Follow the steps below to convert AIFF to WAV with VLC media player.

Step 1. Open VLC and go to Media > Convert / Save from the top menu.

Open VLC

Step 2. Load your AIFF audio using the Add button. Then click the Convert / Save button.

Add AIFF to VLC to convert

Step 3. Click the Create a new profile button. Input the Profile Name in the pop-out Profile edition window. Then select WAV as the Encapsulation. Enable the audio track, and select WAV from the Codec drop-down list. You can choose to adjust other encoding parameters. Click Create to save the settings.

Create WAV profile

Step 4. Set the WAV profile you just created as the output format.

Set WAV as output format

Step 5. Click the Browse button to set the save location of the output file. Then you can click Start to change AIFF to WAV.

Start converting in VLC

4. Podcastle

The AIFF to WAV online converter like Podcastle is also a good choice if you don't want to install any software. It supports eight common audio formats, including AIFF and WAV. You just need to upload the audio file, and Podcastle will convert it to WAV in its cloud server. Aside from the time-consuming upload-download process and the file size limitation (50 MB), it works like a charm.

Follow the steps below to convert AIFF to WAV online with Podcastle.

Step 1. Open in your browser.

Step 2. Upload the AIFF file by clicking the Choose Audio File button.

Step 3. Click the Convert button when the file is uploaded.

Step 4. Click Download the file to save the converted WAV to your device.

Convert AIFF to WAV with Podcastle

 Note: Podcastle has a maximum allowed file size of 50 MB. It's a pity that Podcastle doesn't support batch conversion and doesn't offer more options for changing audio quality.


So that's all about how to convert AIFF to WAV.

VideoProc Converter is highly recommended if you want a versatile yet easy to use music converter. With this program, you can easily turn AIFF to WAV without losing quality and vice versa. Its comprehensive features and fast conversion speed make it an excellent choice for both beginners and professionals alike.


How Do I Convert an AIFF File to WAV on a Mac?

The audio converter, VideoProc Converter, can convert AIFF to WAV on a Mac. Open the software after downloading. Go to the Video module, and use the +Music button to load the AIFF files you want to convert. Set WAV as the output format. Then you can click the RUN button to start converting.

What Is the Difference between AIFF and WAV?

AIFF and WAV are similar but not the same. AIFF is developed by Apple. Thus, it's most commonly used on macOS computers. WAV is the primary format for uncompressed audio on Windows OS. AIFF supports tagging, while WAV might have better compatibility.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of the VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share creative content and useful information with readers. She has a strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in editing tips.

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