Simple Steps to Convert mp3 to wav file using Winamp

There are a number of reasons why you would want to convert mp3 to wav file


1. To burn the files onto a CD and play them on a CD player

2. For archiving & backup purposes

3. For use in audio editing or Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software (wav files are much prefered than mp3s when doing editing)


If you want to listen music in your car cd player, cd stereo player, or even on your old cd Walkman (Yes, I still have one), then you should convert mp3 to cd audio directly.

(Please don't get confused between a WAV and a CDA file format. These two are different. I myself initially thought that WAVs are the same as CDAs).


I'm going to show you how to convert mp3 to wav file using the free Winamp Player. If you don't have it, you can download it here .

By the way I'm currently using version 5.622


1. Go to "Start", "All Programs", choose the Winamp folder, then click on "Winamp".

2. Hover your mouse to "Options" and choose "Preferences..."

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3. On the left, scroll down until you find "Output", then select "Nullsoft Disk Writer". Then click "Configure" at the bottom of the window.

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4. On the Output File Location, choose your directory where you want to store your wav files. I always put my files on desktop, so I'll choose desktop as my output directory.

Ignore the rest and then click "OK". Close the Winamp Preferences Window.

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5. Right-Click the top menu bar , move your mouse to "Play", then click on "File". If you have lots of mp3 files, select folder instead.

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6. Choose your file or folder that contain your mp3s.

7. Winamp will automatically play the files normally. But instead of playing the files, winamp is actually "converting" the files to wav format.

8. Finally, locate your converted mp3s (I have set it to desktop earlier) and test each file to ensure winamp converted successfully.