Converting WMA to WAV
Reviewed: Geetesh Bajaj
August 22nd 2007
February 21st 2009
You can use any of the audio converters available (and trust me, there are so many of them – just search Google!) to convert your WMA files to WAV. In this tutorial, we are using Switch Plus, a fine audio converting program.
Before you begin, remember that this tutorial won’t really work with DRM protected WMA content (you could use something like Tunebite for all that stuff).
Getting back to Switch Plus, you can download a trial version of this program from
here…. Once installed, this program is very easy to use:
- Launch Switch Plus and you’ll see the interface as shown
in Figure 1.
Figure 1: The Switch Plus interface is clean and logical.
- Choose File | Add Files (or press Alt+A). You can also click the Add
Files or Add Folder (to select an entire folder of WMA files to convert
at one go) buttons on the toolbar.
- You will now see the Locate Audio File(s) dialog box that you can see
in Figure 2. Navigate to, and select the WMA files that you want to convert.
If you have too many files in a folder and you only want to see WMA files,
choose the relevant option in the Files of type drop-down list.
Figure 2: Select the files you want to convert.
- The file(s) you select will now be shown in the Switch Plus window, as
shown in Figure 3. Make a note of how this is now different
from what you last saw in Figure 1 (refer earlier on this page)
Figure 3: The files are now in the conversion-to-do list.
- Now you need to select an output format for the selected files. To do
that, click the Output Format drop-down list, and select .WAV, as shown
in Figure 4.
Figure 4: Choosing an output format.
- Next choose an output folder. To do that, click the Browse button, select
a location, and click OK to get back to Switch Plus.
- Finally, just lick on the Convert button so that Switch Plus can get
working, as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5: Conversion(s) in progress.
That’s all you need to do. Remember that Switch Plus can convert between various audio file formats in the same way.