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How to convert WAV to MP3

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How to convert WAV to MP3: WAV files differ from MP3s and other popular file types by not applying any compression to data. This ensures almost impeccable audio quality but makes each song, even the shortest one, very heavy. So here I am, ready to show you how to convert WAV to MP3 with free software: operation that involves a decent sacrifice in terms of audio quality but allows you to recover a lot, a lot of disk space.

If you are convinced of your choice, do not wait any longer. Take five minutes of free time and find out with me how to turn WAV files into MP3 without any effort and without combining disasters with sound quality. How do you say? Are you afraid that the operations to be carried out may be too complicated for you, not very experienced in information technology and new technologies? Come on, don’t be afraid of anything. Contrary to appearances and beyond what you may think, I assure you that converting WAV to MP3 is a real no-brainer, you have my word.

Then? What are you still doing with them? Sit comfortably in front of your trusted computer and concentrate on reading this guide of mine entirely dedicated to the topic in question. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell you more than satisfied as well as happy to be able to understand how to convert AV to MP3. Also, I have no doubts: all your friends will be ready to ask you some useful tips on what to do. Let it bet?

Fre: ac (Windows, macOS and Linux)

How to convert WAV to MP3

The first software that I recommend you try is Fre: ac. It is a converter distributed under open source license that supports all major audio file formats. It is compatible with both Windows and macOS and Linux, so you can use it regardless of the operating system installed on your computer.

To download Fre: ac on your computer, connected to its official website and click on the link Self extracting installer: freac-xx.exe if you use a Windows PC or on the link Binary .dmg image: freac-xx-macosx.dmg if you use a Mac.

Once the download is complete, if you use a Windows PC, open the installation package of Fre: ac (freac-xx.exe) and complete the program setup by clicking first on Yup and then on Forward, Yup, yet Forward three consecutive times and finally Install is end.

If you use a Mac, to install Fre: ac on your computer you must open the .dmg package downloaded from the program’s website and copy the icon it contains in the folder Applications by macOS.

At this point, start Fre: ac. If you are using a Mac, at the first start of the software, to avoid the appearance of errors, you may need to right click on its icon and select the item You open from the menu that appears. Once the software window is displayed, click on the first icon located at the top left (the one with the symbol +). Select all the WAV files you want to transform into MP3 and start the conversion by selecting the item MP3 blades from the menu that appears by clicking on the arrow located next to green button with Play symbol.

If you want to customize the folder in which to save the songs after the conversion, click on the button Browse … located at the bottom right. If instead you want to adjust the quality level of the MP3 to be generated, click on the icon of the wrench, select the item MP3 Encoder Blades from the drop-down menu in the window that opens and click on Configure.

MediaHuman Audio Converter (Windows and macOS)

How to convert WAV to MP3

As an alternative to the program I proposed to you earlier, you can convert WAV to MP3 with MediaHuman Audio Converter. It is a free software available for both Windows and macOS that manages to “digest” any WAV file without problems and turn it into MP3.

To download MediaHuman Audio Converter, connected to its official website via the link I have provided you a moment ago and click on the button Download. After that, if you use a Windows PC, open the installation package of the program (e.g. MHAudioConverter.exe), click on the button Yup and put the check mark on the item I accept the terms of the license agreement. Then click on Forward four times in a row and finish the setup by clicking first on Install and then on end.

If you use a Mac, after downloading MediaHuman Audio Converter on your computer, you need to open the package in format .dmg which contains the program and drag the icon of the latter to the folder Applications by macOS. At the first start, to avoid the appearance of error messages, you may have to right-click on the MediaHuman Audio Converter icon and start the program by selecting the item You open from the menu that appears.

Once the program window appears on the screen, drag the WAV files to be converted into the software window. Then expand the drop-down menu Format located at the top right. In the window that opens, select the item MP3 from the first menu, set the desired quality for the output file (e.g. stereo, 44100Hz, 320kbps) in the second menu and click on the button Close to save the settings.

Finally click on the button with the two arrows located at the top right and wait for the file conversion to finish. The songs will be saved in the folder UtentituonomeMusicaConverted by MediaHuman of your Mac.

MooO AudioTypeConverter (Windows)

How to convert WAV to MP3

Should Fre: ac and MediaHuman Audio Converter they could not work out some of the songs that you gave him “in the meal”, try to remedy with Moo0 AudioTypeConverter, another extremely powerful and easy-to-use free converter for Windows.

You can download it in two clicks by connecting to its official website via the link I just provided and pressing the green button first Download and then on Download now. Once the download is complete, open the software installation package (e.g.Moo0_AudioConverter_v1.32_Installer.exe) and remove the check from the items related to the other Moo0 software to avoid downloading additional programs.

Now, click on Forward, put the check mark next to the item I accept the conditions and finish the setup by pressing first on Forward three consecutive times and then up Install is Close.

At this point, to transform WAV into MP3 with Moo0 AudioTypeConverter, start the software and once the window of the same is displayed on the desktop select the files to be converted with the mouse and drag them into the application window: that’s all. If you want to adjust the quality parameters of the output files, click on the button Advanced options and select one of the available options in the drop-down menu located under the item Bit Rate.

ZamZar (Online)

How to convert WAV to MP3

If you don’t have many songs to convert, you could also turn to online services like ZamZar which allows you to do everything from the browser. It is completely free, supports the conversion of multiple files in series and does not require long recording procedures. However, it has an upload limit of 50 MB and requires the entry of a valid email address, in fact the links to download the converted files are sent by e-mail.

To try it, connected to its home page through the link I just indicated, click on the button Choose files … and select the songs to convert on your computer.

At this point, select the option MP3 from the menu Convert files to:, type your email address in the field Step 3 and click on Convert. At the end of the conversion you will receive the links to download the songs in MP3 directly to your inbox. Simpler than that?

Media.io (Online)

How to convert WAV to MP3

As an alternative to the online service that I proposed to you earlier, you can convert WAV to MP3 with Average me. It is another excellent completely free online tool capable of converting all the main audio file formats without resorting to specific extensions or plugins. You can use it even if Flash Player and Java are not installed on your computer. In short, try it and you will see that you will not regret it. It is compatible with all major web browsing programs and there are no particular upload limits to be respected.

To use it, connected to its home page via the link I just provided, press the button Select Files to Upload and select the WAV songs to convert.

Then click on the button MP3 located at the bottom left, select one of the bitrates available at the bottom of the page (personally I recommend you 320 kbps to keep the audio quality high) and click on Convert to start the conversion process.

Wait the time necessary for the files to be processed (the duration of the conversion depends on the weight of the songs and the speed of the Internet connection) and click on the item Download to download the final MP3s to your computer.