Convert WMA to MP3: Although most of the songs that you download from the Internet are in MP3 format, you often come across other types of audio files, such as WMA. In case you are not aware of them, WMA are a type of audio file that can be played without problems on any computer. The situation, however, becomes more complex when trying to listen to them on devices such as portable and mobile MP3 players, for which it may be necessary to convert WMA to MP3 before starting playback.
For this purpose, I would like to point out some special free tools available for Windows, for Mac and also for Linux. These are essentially converters that – I guarantee – will come in very handy. In addition to working with WMA tracks and MP3s, they allow you to transform all the main audio file formats. Software aside, there are also some interesting online services that you can contact without having to download and install absolutely nothing on your computer. How do you say? Are you interested but not being very practical in information technology and new technologies, are you afraid of not being able to use them? But don’t worry! I assure you right away that these are extremely simple resources to be used even by those who – a bit like you – do not consider themselves a great expert in this regard.
Then? Would you like to put the chatter aside and take real action? Yes? Perfect! So I would say not to waste any more precious time, to roll up our sleeves and to immediately begin to get busy. You will see, in the end you will be able to tell you more than satisfied with what you learned and also, on this I have no doubts, you will also be ready to provide any explanations to all your friends in need of receiving similar info. Let it bet?
Fre: ac (Windows / Mac / Linux)
Let’s start this guide dedicated to how to convert WMA to MP3 by talking about Fre: ac , a zero cost software, of an open soruce nature and capable of converting not only the types of files in question but also MP4 / M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV, Bonk and audio CDs. Its operation is really simple and is perfectly compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux.
You ask me how to use it? I’ll tell you right away. To begin with, you need to download Fre: ac to your PC. To do this, connect to the software website and click first on the word Downloads in the left sidebar and then on the link for the operating system in use on your computer.
If you are using a Windows PC, when the download is complete open the Fre: ac installation package (eg freac – xx.exe ) and complete the setup by clicking on Yes , Next , Yes and then on Next for more four times in a row then click on Finish .
If instead you are using a Mac, open the package in .dmg format of the program and drag the Fre: ac icon to the Applications folder of macOS / OS X then click on it with the right mouse button and choose the Open item from the menu that it is proposed to you to circumvent the restrictions applied by Apple towards non-certified developers.
Then proceed by opening Fre: ac, dragging the files to be converted into MP3 format in the main window of the software and choosing the LAME MP3 item from the menu that is shown to you after clicking on the arrow next to the play symbol located at the top. By default, the converted songs are saved in the Music folder on your computer.
If desired, you can also change the quality of the output files. To do this, click on the gear icon located at the top left of the main program window and choose the Custom settings item from the Use drop-down menu attached to the window that opens.
MediaHuman Audio Converter (Windows / Mac)
As an alternative to the resource I indicated in the previous lines, you can contact the free application MediaHuman Audio Converter which is able to “chew” all the main audio file formats: WMA, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF and Apple Loseless. To download it to your computer, connected to its official website and click on the Download button located at the bottom left.
When the download is complete, if you use a Windows PC, open the file of the program you just obtained (eg MHAudioConverter.exe ), press the Yes button and put the check mark on the item I accept the terms of the license agreement . Then click on Next four times in succession and complete the whole setup procedure by clicking on Install and Finish .
If you are using a Mac, open the package in .dmg format that contains MediaHuman Audio Converter and drag the program icon to the Applications folder of macOS / OS X. Then click with the right mouse button on the software icon in the Applications folder and select the Open item from the menu that appears. In this way, as I also explained to you in the previous lines, you will go around Apple’s restrictions on non-certified developers.
At this point, drag the WMA files to be converted into the software window or select them “manually” by clicking on the + button (plus symbol) in the upper left. Then expand the Format drop-down menu located at the top right and select the MP3 item from the first menu. Then set the quality you prefer for the output files in the other menu and press the Close button to save the changes made.
To conclude, click on the button with the two arrows located at the top on the right and wait for the conversion procedure to be started and completed. By default, all converted songs are saved to your computer’s Music folder .
If you need to convert WMA to MP3 on a Windows computer, I also recommend you rely on FormatFactory , one of the best free software of its kind, which allows you to transform all the main types of multimedia files (music, videos and images) from one format to another in a few clicks.
To download it to your PC, connected to its official website and click on the View details button located under the name of the software, then press the blue button Download site 1 (if the download does not start, try clicking on the other buttons). When the download is complete, open the FormatFactory installation package (eg FFSetupx.xxxexe ) and click first on the Yes button , then on Install and to finish presses on Finish .
At this point, to convert one or more WMA songs with FormatFactory, select the Audio tab from the left sidebar and click on the MP3 icon . In the window that opens, click on Add file and select the songs to be transformed, then choose the folder in which to save the output files by clicking on the Edit button located at the bottom right and start the conversion by clicking first on OK and then on Go . By default the converted files will be saved in C: FFOutput .
If you want to change the settings relating to the quality of the songs, after clicking on the MP3 button , click on the Destination settings button and select Bitrate (KB / s) and Sampling (HZ) of the output songs from the appropriate drop-down menus. Alternatively, you can use one of the predefined conversion profiles ( High quality , Medium quality or Low quality ) by choosing them from the menu located at the top left, under the heading Profile .
Didn’t the resources to convert WMA to MP3 mentioned above particularly convince you? Well, if you use a PC with Windows installed you could try to take a look also at TAudioConverter . It is a free and open source converter for computers based on the Microsoft home operating system that supports all the main audio file formats: FLAC, MP3, AAC, AAC HE, AC3, MusePack, Ogg Vorbis etc. The pride of this program is the fact that it is multithreaded, so it can exploit multiple coders simultaneously, thus greatly reducing processing times.
To try TAudioConverter on your computer now, connect to the official website of the program and press first on the Downloads item located in the left sidebar and then on the link fosshub.com, stable releases Visit . On the page that opens, if you are using a 64-bit operating system click on Download TAudioConverter Windows Installer 64bit , while if you are using a 32-bit operating system click on the item Download TAudioConverter Windows Installer 32bit .
Then wait a few moments for the software download to be started and completed after which open the installation package of TAudioConverter (eg TAC (xx) setup_64bit.exe ) and press first on Yes , then on OK and then on Next . Put the check mark next to I accept the terms of the license agreement and complete the installation procedure by clicking Next five consecutive times, then Install and then Finish .
Now, start TAudioConverter and drag the WMA files on which you want to go to intervene in the software window that has opened on the desktop. If you want, you can also manually select the files to be converted by first clicking on the Add button located at the top left. Then, select the MP3 – 320 kbps – Stereo – 44100Hz (or lower quality) item from the Presets menu : at the bottom and press the Start button located at the top right to start the transformation of the file
All converted audio files are automatically saved in the My Documents / TAC folder on your computer. If you prefer, you can select a different path simply by clicking on the Browse button in the lower right part of the TAudioConverter window.
Do you need to convert WMA to MP3 but don’t have the slightest desire to download and install new programs on your computer? No problem, in this case, contact Media io any more . It is in fact a totally free online service that allows you to transform all the main audio file formats directly and comfortably from the web browser window (any), without having to resort to various extensions or plugins. There are no particular upload limits to consider and it is also compatible with all major operating systems.
To use it, connected to the home page of the service, click on the Select Files to Upload button and choose the songs in WMA format on which you intend to work. Then, click on the MP3 button located at the bottom left, choose one of the available bitrates from the bottom of the page and click on the Convert button to start the conversion procedure.
So wait for the files to be processed and the conversion to end, then click on the Download item to download your MP3s to your computer. If you have not made any changes to the default browser settings, the files will be saved in the Downloads folder of your PC.
The resources that I have already proposed have not convinced you and are you looking for additional tools that allow you to transform your WMA files into MP3? Then don’t throw in the towel yet! Try first to take a look at my tutorials dedicated to how to convert audio and how to convert audio files to MP3 , you will see that you will not regret it. I also suggest you read my article dedicated to programs for converting music in which I have listed numerous other useful tools for the purpose in question.