Fast MP4 to WAV Conversion with Movavi
MP4 is perfect for storing media files as it is both little in size and compatible with most of the devices. MP4 supports a wide range of codecs as it is a container format for video, audio, subtitles and still images. Plus, despite the compression, it provides rather high quality of video and audio streams.
Sometimes you may need to convert MP4 to WAV which is really efficient in case the audio stream is encoded in one of the lossless codecs like ALAC and you would like to separate sound from the video. However, nowadays the combination of H.264 for video and AAC for audio is the most widely supported pair of codecs.
If you are determined to convert MP4 to WAV, let’s see how you can do it with the help of Movavi Video Converter.
The Quality of the Input File
First, you need to take into consideration the quality of the sound in the file you want to convert. Take a look at the picture:
We’ve got three copies of the same video that differ only in audio codec: AC3, AAC, and MP3. As you can see, it didn’t affect the video size drastically. However, the bitrate of the audio stream is significantly different with AAC codec. MP3 and AC3 provide similar results.
WAV is used for storing uncompressed audio at the best possible quality. It means there is no point in converting files into WAV if the bitrate of the input audio is low. It will only result in low quality of the output file.
If you convert to WAV, you are not able to change the bitrate of the resulting file. However, there are some options how to enhance the quality of the sound, if you need it.
You can normalize the volume if the audio is too quiet. Don’t worry about background noise either – you can reduce the level of hissing to the minimum.
There is no need to convert the whole file – with the precise tool you can trim and cut the track however you like.
Customizing the Preset
As we’ve said, you cannot change the size and the bitrate of the output file. However, there are some parameters that you can adjust. By clicking on the cogwheel next to the format’s name you will open the settings window. Here, you’ll be able to choose a sample rate and a number of channels that you need.
As you can see, MP4 to WAV conversion has its benefits and drawbacks. With Movavi Video Converter, you can minimize quality loss and quickly change the format of your files. Yes, about that: the speed of conversion will surprise you. The program uses the processor’s cores in the most efficient way and lets you convert multiple files at a time.