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How to Convert M4A to WMA Efficiently with 3 Simple Tools?

Author by Jane

Apr 7, 2020

Are you seeking for an awesome helper to convert M4A to WMA without effort? Today, this article will introduce 3 handy yet cost-free tools to complete the job in an instant. Surprises are waiting for you. Keep reading!

Q: I have a bunch of iTunes M4A music downloads and want to move the collection to another Windows desktop. But Windows Media Player refuses to play these .m4a files. Can you help me?

A: As a matter of fact, Windows Media Player offers native support for the M4A format, but only for AAC audio stream. As we all know, M4A is merely an audio container format that contains audio in either lossy AAC or lossless ALAC compression format. Obviously, the above case refers to the latter, that is, Windows Media Player doesn't support ALAC M4A audio file. Under the circumstances, this problem can be fixed by means of converting M4A to Windows Media Audio – WMA. Next, I will provide 3 methods for you to pick.

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Solution 1. Free Desktop M4A to WMA Converter - Free HD Video Converter Factory

Tutorial on M4A Audio to WMA Conversion

Before start, Please free downloadfree download this freeware on PC.

Step 1. Add M4A Audio File to the Software

Run Free HD Video Converter Factory, then directly drag and drop your M4A file to the interface or import it through "Add Files" on the top left corner.

Step 2. Select WMA as the Output Audio Format

Spread the Output Format list on the right side and choose WMA under the "Audio" category as the output format. In addition, you can also convert M4A to AAC, or M4A to MP3. Tremendous options are available right there based on your need.

Step 3. Choose Storage Path and Begin the Conversion

In the end, think about where you want to save the converted WMA files and choose the destination by clicking the yellow folder button at the bottom. At last, click the "Run" button to start the conversion process.

(Tips: You can change the resolution, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, etc. in "settings".)

Solution 2 - Convert M4A to WMA with Audacity

Audacity Assists in Converting M4A to WMAAudacity Assists in Converting M4A to WMA

Audacity is also a recommendable M4A to WMA converter that is completely free. You can download and install it from here: https://www.audacityteam.org/

Step 1. Run Audacity, and drag M4A audio files to the primary interface.

Step 2. Click "File" catalogue>>>Head to "Export">>> "Export Multiple".

Step 3. In the new pop-up window, you have the right to select the output folder to preserve converted WMA file and choose WMA as output format in the format drop-down list. Ultimately, press the "Export" button to start the conversion.

(Tips: Customizing metadata tags is available for you if there is any need.)

(Notice: To make it possible to successfully convert M4A to WMA, you have to download and install FF mpeg Import/Export Library before hand: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_installing_the_ffmpeg_import_export_library.html)

Solution 3 - How to Convert M4A to WMA Online

Zarmar - Online ConverterZarmar - Online Converter

There are some remarkable online converters available if you don't want any software installed. Here Il take Zamzar as an example in the following paragraph. You can access this online M4A to WMA converter here: https://www.zamzar.com/convert/m4a-to-wma/

Step 1. Upload your M4A file via pressing "Add Files".

Step 2. Choose the WMA as output format in the "Convert to" box.

Step 3. Start conversion by hitting "Convert Now".

Step 4: After conversion process is finished, click the "Download" button to save it to your computer.

Notice: Complete conversion online is feasible. However, it always has file size limit for upload, and the upload and download speed is based on your network connection and website server. In addition, the conversion formats might also be limited and no file parameter-customizing. And you can never be too careful about those pop-up ads and other misleading information on those websites.

At last...

Have you got the steps of how to convert M4A to WMA with each tool introduced above? So easy, right? All in all, hope you can share this article with more puzzled folks if you've benefited from this tutorial. All your suggestions and advices are welcomed.

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