Have you downloaded some music tracks from the Internet and want to convert them to MP3 to transfer them to your portable media player? Do you need to convert MP3s to other audio formats but you don't know which tools to rely on? Do you want to convert the audio track of a movie to MP3 and don't know which solutions to use? Then you've come to the right place, at the right time!
With today's guide, in fact, we will see how to convert audio files to and from MP3 format and how to extrapolate MP3s from videos thanks to some extremely easy-to-use solutions for Windows and macOS. There are also resources available online, which you can use comfortably from the browser window. In short, if you are looking for a MP3 converter, you are spoiled for choice!
How do you say? Would you like to understand if there is something specific also for the mobile side? Yes, of course! At the end of the guide, you will find a step dedicated to what are the best applications available for Android and iOS thanks to which you can change the format of the audio files in a simple and fast way, directly from your smartphone or tablet. Then? Are you ready to get started? Yup? Great! Let's ban the chatter and immediately start getting busy. Happy reading and have fun!
Convertitore MP3 for Free
Let's start with MP3 converters that can be used by computers, in the form of software. Below you will find those that in my humble opinion represent the best solutions in the category for Windows e MacOS (other than Linux). Feel free to choose what you think can do the most for you, they are all equally valid and can be used at no cost.
Fre: Ac (Windows / MacOS / Linux)
If you are looking for a good one MP3 converter working on both Windows and macOS (as well as Linux), I suggest you try Fre: ac. It is free, open source in nature, and supports MP3 and all other popular audio file formats.
You ask me what to do to be able to use it? I'll tell you right away. Visit the program's website, select the item Downloads in the left sidebar and click on the link Self extracting installer: freac-1.0.32.exe (if you are using Windows) or on that ry .dmg image: freac-x.x-alpha-xxxxxxxxx-macosx.dmg (if you are using MacOS), then wait for the download to start and complete.
At this point, if you are using Windows, open the file .exe just obtained and, in the window that appears on the desktop, click on the button Yes, then on the buttons forward, Yes, forward (four more times) e end to complete the setup. After that, launch the program by double clicking on its shortcut that has been added to the desktop.
Stai using MacOS, april il package .dmg just got it and drag theFre icon: ac in the folder Applications of macOS. Next, right click on it and choose the item apri from the menu that appears, in order to go around the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).
Now that you see the software window on the screen, if the interface is in English, press the button with the wrench located on the toolbar (top), click on the tab Language in the additional window that opens and selects Italian / Italian from its drop-down menu. Then confirm the changes made by pressing the button OK.
At this point, drag into the Fre: ac window the MP3 files you intend to convert or those you want to become such. Alternatively, click on the icon White sheet and select them "manually". Then choose the output format you prefer by clicking on down arrow next to the green button with the symbol play.
Once this is done, the conversion procedure will start and at the end you will find the output files in the folder Music Of computer. If you want, before starting the conversion you can change the destination folder of the output files by clicking on the button Shop by Department at the bottom right and selecting the location on your PC or Mac you prefer. Instead, to adjust the audio conversion codec parameters, go to the program settings by clicking on the icon wrench.
MediaHuman Free Audio Converter (Windows/macOS)
Another MP3 converter that I recommend you try is MediaHuman Free Audio Converter. It's free, easy to use and allows you to work on all major audio file formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF and Apple Loseless. It also allows you to extract the audio track from the videos. It works on both Windows and macOS.
To use it, visit the program's website and click on the button with the pennant Windows (if you are using Windows) or on the one with the bitten apple (if you are using MacOS), in order to start the download.
A scaricamento ultimato, is stai using Windows, april il file .exe obtained and, in the window that appears, click on the button Si. Then select the item I accept the terms of the license agreement e pulsing sul pulsating forward four times in a row. Then finish the setup by clicking on the buttons Install e end.
Stai using MacOS, open the package .dmg ottenuto e trascina l 'converter icon in the folder Applications of macOS. Afterward, right click on it and select the item apri twice in a row, in order to start the program, however, going around the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).
Now that you see the MediaHuman Free Audio Converter window on your desktop, drag and drop the songs you want to convert from or to the MP3 format, or the video you want to extract audio from, into it. Alternatively, click on the button [+] located at the top to make the "manual" selection.
Next, expand the drop-down menu Format which is at the top and, from the further window that appears, select the file format you want to obtain after the transformation, adjust (if you want) the bitrate and click on Close. Finally, press the button with the two arrows always located at the top, in order to start the conversion.
By default, the output files are saved in the folder Music Of computer. If you want to change it, click the button with the wrench (on the toolbar, top), select the tab output and specify a path in the field below the entry Output folder.
Adapter (Windows / MacOS)
As an alternative to the programs mentioned in the previous lines and, above all, if you are looking for a tool that, as well as allowing you to convert audio files, also allows you to extract MP3s from videos, you can contact Adapter. It's free, fairly intuitive, and chock full of options for all tastes. It can be used on both Windows and macOS.
To download Adapter on your computer, connect to the software website and click on the button Download Adapter located at the top right.
When the download is complete, if you are using Windows, open the file .exe ottenuto and click on your button Si in the window that appears on the desktop, presses the buttons OK e Next, select the voice I accept the agrement and click on the button again Next (six times). Finally, press the buttons install e Finish. Keep in mind that during the installation process they will be downloaded and installed as well FFMPEG (useful for the correct functioning of the program) e VLC (famous multimedia player not essential for the functioning of the Adapter).
Stai using MacOSapri invece il package .dmg ricavato e trascina l 'Adapter icon in the folder Applications of macOS. Afterward, right click on it and select the item apri twice, in order to open the program going to circumvent the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start). Even then, you may see a warning about the download of FFMPEG. If so, you also agree to it.
In the software window that appears on the screen, drag, to the section marked with it Drop Files Here, the audio file you want to convert from or to the MP3 format or the video file you want to convert to the target format. Alternatively, select the files manually by pressing the button KATEGORIEN.
Next, choose the output format you prefer from the drop down menu Audio located at the bottom, adjust (if you want) the parameters related to the final file using the drop-down menus attached to the section Audio on the right and click on the button Convert located at the bottom.
The output file will be saved in the same location as the source file. If you want to save the file in a different location, before starting the conversion, select the tab Custom annexed to the section Directory (right), click on the button KATEGORIEN and indicates the reference path from there.
Moo0 Audio Converter (Windows)
If you are looking for a good free Windows-specific converter that could come in handy in converting MP3 to other audio file formats and vice versa, I recommend you try Moo0 Audio Converter: it is a freeware software that supports over 30 popular audio file formats, both in input and output, including MP3. It is quite intuitive and its interface is in Italian.
To download it to your PC, connect to the program download page on the website of MajorGeeks and click on one of the links [email protected] present on the right.
When the download is complete open, by double clicking on it, the file .exe just got it and, in the window that appears on the desktop, click on the button Yes. Then press on the button forward, check the box I accept the Conditions and click to anchor your forward three times, then on the button Install and, finally, on the button Close.
If, when trying to start the installation procedure, you see a warning about the incompatibility with the version of Windows in use, right-click on the file icon, select the item Property from the context menu that opens, click on the tab Compatibility in the window that appears, check the box Run the program in compatibility mode for and select Windows 7 from the drop-down menu below. Then click on the buttons Apply e OK and start the installation procedure again.
Now that you see the main window of Moo0 Audio Converter on your desktop, to convert a song to MP3 or vice versa select from the drop-down menu Convert to the file format you want to get and drag the song to transform onto the program screen. Once this is done, the conversion procedure will start automatically and the final file will be saved in the same location as the original one.
If you want to adjust the settings related to the output files before starting the conversion, click the button Advanced options and select your preferences regarding audio quality, frequency etc.
Online MP3 Converter
As I said at the beginning, there are converters that can be used directly online, thanks to which you can transform your MP3 songs or other types of files into the format in question by acting directly from the browser window. This is ideal if you only need to convert audio files sporadically.
123apps Online Audio Converter
The first tool I want to tell you about is the 123apps Online Audio Converter: it is an online service that, as you can guess from the name itself, does only one thing but does it great: convert audio files. It's totally free, supports over 300 different audio file formats (including this one) and can be used from any browser and operating system. Furthermore, it winks at the privacy speech, as all the files uploaded for conversion are deleted from its database after a few hours from the completion of processing.
To use it, connected to the home page of the service, click on the button Open files at the top and select the audio file on your computer that you want to convert from or to the MP3 format. If your file is online, you can also upload it directly from Google Drive, dropbox pure median URLby clicking on adjacent links.
Once the upload is complete, select the output format you prefer by pressing the relevant button (if you cannot see the format you are interested in, click on the button Other and select it from the menu that opens), then set the quality of the final file using the appropriate adjustment bar (if you have no special needs, you can also leave everything as it is) and click on the button Converted located at the bottom.
Once the conversion process is complete, click on the link Download appeared in the center of the page to download the file to your computer. If you want, you can also save the newly converted song to Google Drive or Dropbox, always selecting the relative links.
If before converting the file you want to adjust its settings, press the button Advanced Settings located on the right and define the parameters related to sampling, bit rate etc. If, on the other hand, you want to change the tags of the song, click on the button Edit track information and work on the fields displayed.
Apowersoft Free Video to MP3 Converter
If you want to extract audio from a video and save it as an MP3, the best suggestion I can give you is to rely on the Apowersoft Free Video to MP3 Converter: it is a Web application running from any browser and operating system, very easy to use and which performs the task for which it is designed in an excellent way. The films can be uploaded from the computer or can be downloaded from the Internet (option available only after registration and after having subscribed to the appropriate subscription at a cost of 9,99 euros / month or 99 euros / year).
To use it, first connect to the website of the service, choose the option Convert local videosclick on your bottone Shop by Department, you agree to download the launcher (and carry out the relative installation) and select the reference movie on the PC.
In the new window that opens, make sure that the format is selected in the drop-down menu at the bottom right MP3 (otherwise you can), press the button Settings to adjust bitrate, channels and sample rate and press the button Converted. Therefore, indicate the location on your computer in which to save the output file and wait for the procedure of extrapolating the MP3 from the video to be completed.
MP3 Converter App
As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, there are also MP3 converters for smartphones and tablets, to be precise for mobile platforms Android e iOS. You can use them to work on your files on the go, without necessarily having to go through your computer. If this interests you, below you will find listed those that in my opinion represent the best solutions in the category.
- Video Format Factory (Android) - free application available only for Android that allows you to convert all popular audio and video file formats directly on the go. Of course, it also allows you to work on MP3s and convert other file formats into the one in question. Note that the conversion takes place only in low quality, to set the medium or high one you need to make in-app purchases (4,29 euros).
- Media Converter by antvplayer (Android) - another specific app for Android capable of converting audio files to and from MP3 format and many other types of multimedia files. It's free.
- The Audio Converter (iOS) - iOS specific app that acts as an audio converter. It allows you to work on MP3s and convert all the most popular types of files into the format in question. It has a very pleasant user interface and is free, but some extra functions must be unlocked through in-app purchases (starting from 2,99 euros).
- Media Converter di Junjie Ruan (iOS) - application part of the category described in this tutorial. It allows you to convert audio files to and from MP3 format, convert videos and extract audio from movies. It's free but offers in-app purchases (starting at € 1,09) to remove ads and add extra features.