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Converting WAV to U-Law in Audacity

Solution

Follow the steps below to convert a .wav file to U-Law.

1

In Audacity, click File and complete the following steps to begin the conversion.

  1. Click Open.
  2. Select the file you want to convert.
2

Complete the steps below to adjust the file settings.

  1. In the bottom left corner, set the Project Rate to 8000.
  2. Is the Track set to Mono?
    • If yes, then continue to the next step.
    • If no, then click Tracks and select Stereo Track to Mono.

      Image of Audacity Tracks menu, highlighting Stereo Track to Mono
3

Click File, then select Export Audio.

4

From the Export Audio window, complete the following steps.

  1. Under Network, click the Save as type drop-down menu and select Other uncompressed files.

    Image of Audacity Export Audio window, highlighting Other uncompressed files
     
  2. Click Option.
  3. Under Format Options, click the Header drop-down menu and select WAV (Microsoft), then click the Encoding drop-down menu and select U-Law.

    Image of Audacity Export Audio window, highlighting the Header and Encoding drop down fields

  4. Does the file name end with .wav?
    • If yes, then continue to the next step.
    • If no, then change the file type.
  5. Click Save.
  6. From the Artist Information window, click OK.

    Result: The file is now ready to upload to MyAccount.

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