How to convert WMA to MP3

If you use a Mac, there's a good chance you'll never run into a WMA file, but for those who are familiar with Windows and Windows Media Player, the WMA file is very popular. This file format used to be more popular, but it is no longer a convenient way to store your audio files nowadays.


How to convert WMA to MP3
convert WMA to MP3


An MP3 file is generally the most versatile for most audio tracks, and as long as you know what to do, you'll save a lot of time.


Convert WMA to MP3


Step 1: Go to CloudConvert


The fastest and easiest way to convert a WMA file to an MP3 file is to use the online converter. There are many excellent things out there, but our favorite for this particular task is CloudConvert. Prepare your WMA files, then head to its homepage.


Step 2: Upload your files


To send your files to CloudConvert and start the conversion process, click Select File. You can also select the down arrow icon next to this button for a greater set of download options. Using the resulting context menu, choose whether to add files from your computer, send them from a cloud storage service, or just link them from a URL.

Depending on your choice, you will be asked to select the respective files from their respective site. follow the instructions that are on the screen.


Step 3: Choose your file format options


Now that you have imported the file you want to convert, you need to select the format you want to output to. In our case, it's an MP3. Select the dropdown arrow icon, next to Convert to Expression. From the menu that appears, select MP3.

Now that you have imported the file you want to convert, you need to select the format you want to output to. In our case, it's an MP3. Select the dropdown arrow icon, next to Convert to Expression. From the menu that appears, select MP3.

For more advanced options, you can also select the wrench icon. It allows you to set the bit rate of your output file, the start, and end of the conversion, and a few other options.


Step 4: Convert and download


When you feel you have set all the options correctly, select the big red convert button. You will see the screen refresh with a timeline and a conversion bar.
Once the conversion is complete, a preview of your track can be played automatically so you can hear the newly converted track before you decide to download it. If you like what you hear in the preview, select the green download button to start the download.


Alternative method: MediaHuman (Windows / MacOS)


If you have a lot of files to convert, downloading a converter software might be easier than using a website like CloudConvert. Free MediaHuman Converter can convert all WMA files to MP3 easily.

MediaHuman's webpage provides you step-by-step instructions to go through the process of getting the file converter. After the software download is complete, you can add files to the converter by selecting and dragging files from the desktop or another folder to the converter. You can also add files after clicking the plus sign and then search for files on your computer.

When you click on the Format button, you will be able to choose MP3 as the output format. On the top of the screen, there is a button that looks like recycling arrows; When you click on it, the file will be converted. The time required to convert a file depends on the size of the file or if you are trying to convert several files simultaneously.

You can access the files you just converted with MediaHuman by clicking on the magnifying glass icon, which will take you to the folder where the files are saved. From there, you can place the files on an external drive for use with other devices or import them into your best media player library.


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