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 it, WMAs are a type of audio file that can be played without problems on any computer. The situation, on the other hand, becomes more complex when you try to listen to them on devices such as portable MP3 players and mobile phones, for which it may be necessary 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 be very useful to you. In addition to working with WMA songs and MP3s, they allow you to transform all major audio file formats together. Aside from the software, there are also some interesting online services that you can turn to without having to download and install anything on your computer. How do you say? You are interested in this, but not being very practical in terms of computer science 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 use even by those who - a bit like you - do not consider themselves a great expert in this regard.
Then? Do you want to put the chatter aside and take the real action? Yes? Perfect! So I would say not to waste any more precious time, to roll up our sleeves and immediately start getting busy. You will see, in the end you will be able to tell you more than satisfied with what you have learned and moreover, on this I have no doubts, you will also be ready to provide any explanations to all your friends in need of receiving similar information. Let it bet?
Fri: Ac (Windows / Mac / Linux)
Let's start this guide dedicated to how to convert WMA to MP3 by talking about Fre: ac, a free software, of an open source nature and able to convert 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 explain it to you right away. To begin with, you need to download Fre: ac on your PC. To do this, connect to the software website and click on the wording first 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 (ex. freac–xx.exe) and finish the setup by clicking on first Yes, its forward, its Yes and up again forward four more times in a row, then click on end.
If you are using a Mac instead, open the package in .dmg and drag the Fre: ac icon to the folder Applications macOS / OS X then click on it with the right mouse button and choose the item apri from the menu that is proposed to you so as to bypass the restrictions applied by Apple to non-certified developers.
Then proceed by opening Fre: ac, dragging the files to convert to MP3 format in the main window of the software and choosing the item LAME MP3 from the menu that is shown to you after clicking on the arrow next to the symbol play which is located at the top. By default, the converted songs are saved in the folder Music Of computer.
If you want, you can also change the quality of the output files. To do this, click on thegear located at the top left of the main program window and choose the item Custom settings give menu to tendin Uses attached to the window that opens.
MediaHuman Audio Converter (Windows/Mac)
As an alternative to the resource that I indicated in the previous lines you can contact the free application MediaHuman Audio Converter which is able to "chew" all major audio file formats: WMA, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF and Apple Loseless. To download it to your computer, connect to its official website and click on the button Download that you find at the bottom left.
Once the download is complete, if you are using a Windows PC, open the program file you just obtained (eg. MHAudioConverter.exe), presses the button Yes and check the item I accept the terms of the license agreement. Then click on forward four times in a row and complete the setup procedure by clicking on Install and end.
If you are using a Mac instead, open the package in .dmg which contains MediaHuman Audio Converter and drag the program icon to the folder Applications macOS / OS X. Then right-click the software icon in the folder Applications and select the item apri from the menu that appears. In this way, as I have also explained to you in the previous lines, you will go around the restrictions imposed by Apple on non-certified developers.
At this point, drag the WMA files to convert into the software window or select them "manually" by clicking the button + (plus symbol) top left. Then expand the drop-down menu Format collocato in alto a destra and seleziona la voce MP3 from the first menu. Then set the quality you prefer for the output files in the other menu and press the button Close to save the changes made.
Finally, 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 in the folder Music Of computer.
If you need to convert WMA to MP3 on a Windows computer, I also recommend that 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, connect to its official website and click on the button View details which is located under the name of the software and then presses the blue button Download site 1 (if the download doesn't start try clicking on the other buttons). Once the download is complete, open the FormatFactory installation package (eg. FFSetupx.xxxexe) and click on the button first Yes, then on Install and finally presses on end.
At this point, to convert one or more WMA songs with FormatFactory, select the tab Audio from the left sidebar and click on the icon MP3. In the window that opens, click on Add files and select the songs to transform, then choose the folder in which to save the output files by clicking on the button Modification which is located at the bottom right and start the conversion by clicking on OK and then vai. By default the converted files will be saved in C:FFOutput.
If you want to change the settings related to the quality of the songs, after clicking on the button MP3, click here Destination settings and select Bitrate ( KB/s) e Sampling (HZ) of the output tracks from the appropriate drop-down menus. Alternatively, you can use one of the predefined conversion profiles (High quality, Medium quality o Low quality) by choosing them from the menu located at the top left, under the heading Profile.
Didn't the above resources to convert WMA to MP3 convince you in a particular way? Well, if you use a PC with Windows installed, you might want to take a look at too TAudioConverter. It is a free and open source converter for computers based on the Microsoft 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 encoders simultaneously, thus greatly reducing processing times.
To immediately try TAudioConverter on your computer, connect to the official website of the program and press the voice first Downloads 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, then open the TAudioConverter installation package (eg. TAC(xx)setup_64bit.exe) and pigia prima su Yes, Then OK and subsequently on forward. Put the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement and complete the installation procedure by clicking forward five consecutive times, then on Install and subsequently on end.
Now, start TAudioConverter and drag the WMA files on which you want to work in the software window that has opened on the desktop. If you want, you can also manually select the files to convert by first clicking the button Add which is located at the top left. Then, select the item MP3 – 320 kbps – Stereo – 44100Hz (or lower quality) from the menu Presets: at the bottom and presses the button Start which is located at the top right to start the transformation of the file
All converted audio files are automatically saved in the folder Documents / TAC Of computer. If you prefer, you can select a different path simply by clicking the button KATEGORIEN 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 that case you can contact Media me. In fact, this is a totally free online service that allows you to transform all major 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 take into consideration and it is also compatible with all major operating systems.
To use it, connected to the home page of the service, click on the button Select Files to Upload and choose the songs in WMA format on which you intend to intervene. Then click on the button MP3 located at the bottom left, choose one of the available bitrates from the bottom of the page and click the button Convert to start the conversion procedure.
So wait for the files to be processed and for the conversion to complete, then click on the item Download 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 folder Download of your PC.
The resources that I have already proposed to you 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 just yet! First try 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 to convert music in which I have proceeded to list numerous other useful tools for the purpose in question.