Wandering through the maze of your computer, you came across a folder containing some audio files in WMA format that you would like to be able to listen to on your smartphone, on your MP3 player and on various other portable devices. Well, that seems like a really good idea to me ... were it not for the fact that the audio format in question may not be playable on your devices, apart from computers. Given the situation, why don't you try to convert them all to MP3? This way you can play them smoothly on any device.
How do you say? The thing interests you but you think you are unable to convertire file WMA in MP3 why are you a bit awkward with the world of computing? Come on, don't be a coward! I can assure you that it is a very simple operation to carry out even for those who, like you, do not consider themselves exactly a "geek". All you have to do is equip yourself with the right tools, download them to your computer and follow my directions for use. Just think, even a child could do it!
So, would you like to start? Yes? Very well, I would say therefore not to waste any further precious time, to put the chatter aside and start immediately to get busy. Take a few minutes of free time all to yourself, make yourself comfortable and follow my instructions. You will see, in the end you will be able to say that you are happy you did!
MediaHuman Audio Converter (Windows/Mac)
The first resource for converting WMA to MP3 files that I want suggested to try is MediaHuman Audio Converter. It is available for both Windows and Mac and, apart from WMA and MP3 formats, allows you to intervene on all the most common audio files in circulation.
You ask me what needs to be done to use this program? Nothing easier! First of all, connect to its official website and click on the button Download located at the bottom left.
Once the download is complete, open the software file you just obtained (eg. MHAudioConverter.exe), click on the button Yes and check the box next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement. Cheap poi su forward four times and complete the setup by clicking on first Install and subsequently on end.
Are you using a Mac? Then open the package in .dmg which contains MediaHuman Audio Converter and drag the software icon to the folder Applications Of computer. After doing this, right click on the program icon that was added to the folder Applications and choose the item apri from the menu that appears. This is an operation that you only have to perform at the first launch of the program and that allows you to bypass the restrictions imposed by Apple on non-certified developers.
Once the application window appears on the screen, select the WMA format files you want to convert to MP3 by clicking the button + (plus symbol) top left. If you prefer, you can also take advantage of drag and drop by dragging the files you want to convert into MediaHuman Audio Converter.
Then set the quality you prefer for the output files in the other menu and click the button Close. Finally, press the button with the two arrows which is located at the top right and waits for the conversion procedure to be started and completed (it shouldn't take long but, of course, it all depends on the number of files you selected previously). Once converted, the songs will be saved in the folder Music computer (by default).
Another software you absolutely must try to convert WMA files to MP3 is Fre: ac. Haven't you ever heard of it? Strange, he is very famous. It is a free program, open soruce and thanks to which you can "transform" MP4 / M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV, Bonk and audio CDs as well as, of course, WMA and MP3 files . It is compatible with both Windows and Mac (as well as Linux) and its operation is really elementary.
To immediately download it to your computer, connect to the program's website and press the item first Downloads in the left sidebar and then on the link for the operating system you are using on your computer.
If you are using Windows, when the download is complete, open the Fre: ac installation package (eg. freac–xx.exe) and completes the setup procedure which is started by clicking on Yes, its forward, once again on Yes , then on forward four more times in a row and then on end.
On Mac, however, you have to open the package in .dmg and drag its icon to the folder Applications macOS / OS X. Once this is done, right click on it and choose the item apri from the menu that is proposed to you so as to circumvent the restrictions applied by Apple to non-certified developers (even in this case, this is an operation that must be carried out only the first time).
So start Fre: ac, drag the files to be transformed into MP3 in its window and select the item LAME MP3 from the menu you see appear after clicking on arrow next to the symbol play which is high up. At the end of the conversion procedure, all the songs, by default, will be saved in the folder Music Of computer.
If you deem it appropriate, you can also change the quality of the output files by clicking on thegear at the top left of the program window and selected the item Custom settings give menu to tendin Uses in the window you see appear.
Free Audio Converter (Windows)
Another program for Windows that you can use to convert WMA files to MP3 is Free Audio Converter. It's open soruce, it's free, and it's capable of working with all major audio file formats, not just the one in question. Furthermore, its user interface is very simple, highly understandable and well-curated. The only thing you need to take into account is the fact that it applies a watermark at the beginning and end of the songs which can however be removed by switching to the paid version of the program.
To download it to your computer, connect to its website and then click on the button Download. When the download is complete, open the installation file obtained (eg. FreeAudioConverter.exe) and first click on Yes, Then OK to confirm the use of the Italian language and then first on forward per due volte di segito e poi su Accept.
When installation is complete, you will find yourself in front of the program window. To start using it, click on the button + Add files located at the top left and select the songs in WMA format you want to convert. If, on the other hand, you prefer to take advantage of drag and drop, drag the files directly into the application window, where you find it written Drop files here. Next, choose the option Convert to MP3 from the drop-down menu located at the top left and, if you want, manually set the bitrate of the output files using the drop-down menu located at the top right.
To conclude, click on the button Converted and presses up again Converted in the warning window that appears on the screen before the file transformation procedure starts. Then click on the ella icon folder next to the name of each song to directly open the folder in which the converted songs have been saved. Anyway, by default all songs are saved in Music.
If you are using a Windows PC and if the above resources have not satisfied you, I can not help but suggest you to test FormatFactory. It is undoubtedly one of the best free software in the category. It allows you to transform all the main types of multimedia files (music, videos and images) from one format to another in a very easy way.
To use it, you must first proceed to download on your computer by connecting to its official website and clicking on the button View details placed under the program name. Then click on the blue button Download site 1 (if the download does not start, press the other buttons on the screen).
When the download is complete, open the program installation package (eg. FFSetupx.xxxexe) and then click the button first Yes, then on Install and then on end.
Now you can proceed by going to select the tab Audio from the left sidebar in the software window and then clicking on the icon MP3. If you want to change the song quality settings, click on the button Destination settings and select Bitrate ( KB/s) e Sampling (HZ) of the output tracks from the appropriate drop-down menus. You can also use one of the predefined conversion profiles (High quality, Medium quality o Low quality) by choosing them from the menu at the top left.
Finally, press on Add files in the window that will open after setting the conversion format and choose the audio files to convert. Also indicate the folder in which to save the output files by clicking on the button Modification at the bottom right and start the conversion by clicking on OK and then vai. By default the files are saved in C:FFOutput.
Audio Converter (Online)
Don't want or can't download and install new programs on your computer? Then turn to Audio Converter, a very convenient online service able to perform in an impeccable way the purpose for which it is set up and which has very little to envy to the much more "classic" software. The only thing to take into account is the fact that, being a Web service, it always needs an active Internet connection in order to be exploited.
But how is it used? Well, first you have to go to its main page and then you have to click on the button Open files at the number 1 and you must therefore select the WMA song to convert. Alternatively, you can upload the file to convert from Google Drive or from dropbox, by clicking on the relevant items, or from the web, by selecting the option URL and typing the relative link.
Then wait for the upload of the file to be started and completed, then make sure the button is pressed mp3 at the number 2 (and if not, you provide) and click on the button Converted to kick off the transformation procedure.
Later, you can download the file to your computer by clicking on the button Download (will be saved in the folder Download, unless you have changed the default settings of your web browser) or you can archive it directly to your Google Drive and / or Dropbox account by clicking on the relevant links on the screen.
If you wish, before converting WMA files to MP3 you can also change the audio quality using the appropriate adjustment bar on the screen. By default, the quality is set to Standard but if you have special needs you can click on the cursor that is shown to you and drag it to the option you prefer.
You can also access the advanced settings by clicking on the button Advanced Settings (bit rate, sampling, etc.) and modify the info relating to the file by pressing Edit track information.