Maztr's free online Audio File Converter is a quick and easy tool you can use right in your browser, without downloading any software, to convert your audio files from one format to another. No account or login is required to use it.
The Audio File Converter is designed to convert between most major audio formats — .wav, .mp3, .aac, .aiff, .au, .flac, .m4a, .ogg, .raw and .wma.
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Maztr uses 2 main audio file formats — WAV and MP3 — however sometimes you may have audio files in other formats. Our Audio File Converter makes it easy to convert them to the format you need.
Audio formats come in two categories — "lossless" and "lossy". Lossless formats are best because they maintain the full audio quality of the original source material, whereas lossy formats delete data to reduce file size at the expense of sound quality.
WAV files are lossless and the format we recommend for Mastering, however other formats such as FLAC and AIFF are also lossless. On the other hand, file formats such as MP3, AAC and OGG are lossy so they are not recommended for music production, particularly when Mixing and Mastering. They are best used where smaller file sizes are important or when sound quality doesn't matter so much, such as playing music in the car.
These are the file formats currently available:
|WAV||Waveform Audio File||An uncompressed lossless format used for professional audio.|
|AIFF||Audio Interchange File Format||Similar to WAV files but only compatible with Apple.|
|FLAC||Free Lossless Audio Codec||A compressed lossless format.|
|AU||Unix Audio File||Audio file format used by Sun, Unix and Java.|
|RAW||Raw Audio File||Contains uncompressed, un-containerized audio using raw pulse-code modulation (PCM).|
|MP3||MPEG Audio Layer III||The most popular, widely used and widely compatible format.|
|AAC||Advanced Audio Coding||Apple format similar to MP3.|
|OGG||Ogg Vorbis||More efficient than MP3 but not as popular.|
|M4A||MPEG-4 Audio-only||Common format for song downloads from Apple's iTunes Store.|
|WMA||Windows Media Audio||A proprietary audio format developed by Microsoft.|