How to Change an MP3 to a WAV

by Andrew Smith

Audio files in mp3 format can be downloaded from a peer to peer service or ripped onto a computer. You may prefer the sound of Waveform audio format, or WAV files, or you might wish to add these files to a CD or video. Windows Media Player cannot directly convert any audio files from one format to another. By adding the mp3 files to a blank CD, however, you can then rip those files onto your computer as WAV files.

Place the blank CD into the computer.

Open Windows Media Player.

Click the "Burn" tab. Then, right click the same tab. Choose "Audio CD."

Select "Songs" under "Library" on the left side of the program.

Right click over any mp3 file you want to change to WAV. Choose "Add to Burn List." The mp3 songs will be listed on the right side of Windows Media Player.

Click "Start Burn" under the list of mp3 files. Those files will be saved on the blank CD. Leave the CD in the computer when this process completes.

Click "Tools." Open "Options."

Choose the "Rip Music" tab.

Click on the "Format" box in the middle of the window. Select "WAV (Lossless)." Click "Apply," then "OK."

Choose the "Rip" tab at the top of the program. The mp3 songs you burned onto the blank CD will then be listed in the middle of Windows Media Player.

Add check marks in the boxes next to each mp3 file by clicking inside the boxes.

Click "Start Rip." The mp3 files will be ripped onto your computer and saved as WAV files.

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About the Author

Andrew Smith has been a freelance writer since 2006, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared on various online sites. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Pennsylvania State University.