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Convert WMA to MP3

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You can convert WMA audio format to MP3 as well as to variety of other audio track formats with free online converter.

How to convert wma to mp3?

How to convert mp3 to wma?
Step 1

Upload wma-file

Select wma file, which you want to convert, from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or drag and drop it on the page.
Step 2

Convert wma to mp3

Select mp3 or any other format, which you want to convert.
Step 3

Download your mp3-file

Wait till your conversion process will be completed and click download converted mp3 file.

Windows Media Audio File

File extension .wma
File category audio
Description

A format of audio stream coding deployed by Microsoft in 1999, it has been serving as a foundation for Windows Media. Its purpose is to store and distribute audio content. Firstly, it was considered a real alternative for MP3, but then, when ACC appeared, WMA partially lost its significance. It differs fundamentally from MP3 by one realization and can be installed on an equal basis with other system codecs of Windows 9x.

A good compression quality characterizes WMA, and therefore it has been adapted later for many audio players, mobile devices, and Playstations. However, due to excessive closure, files in this format cannot be played back on other platforms with satisfactory quality. The new version allows for multi-channel coding of large audio files and coding of voice data. In addition to that, the delay in coding has been significantly diminished thanks to the technology of reduced time dilation.

Technical details

The name of WMA is being used simultaneously for the file format and the codec. There are some types of the format:

  • WMA, a close analog for MP3;
  • WMA Pro, high-quality sound files with a wide range of channels;
  • WMA Lossless, for lossless compression;
  • WMA Voice, for compression of voice content into low bitrate files.

According to Microsoft programmers, an audio file of 64 Kbit/s bitrate has a similar sound clarity as the tracks from the original CD. However, some of advanced users do not share such views. Most often, WMA files are generated in Advanced Systems Format which contains both audio and video content. One of the failures is the impossibility to support bitrate of more than 160Kbit/s.

Programs
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VLC media player
MPlayer
Microsoft Zune
Winamp
Apple QuickTime Player
Developer Microsoft
MIME type
audio/x-ms-wma

MP3 Audio File

File extension .mp3
File category audio
Description

MP3 is one of the most popular coding formats for digital audio. For many music lovers, there is more to MP3 than just validating the sound of the songs they like.

Here are some of the characteristics and advantages of using MP3:

  1. MP3 files are compressed audio files, which mean that they can be easily distributed across different devices.
  2. Because of the smaller size of the files, there is little or no loss in sound quality.
Technical details

How to create and how to open an MP3 file

Do you want to create a new MP3 file instead of downloading one from the Internet? Have you already created one, but you are not sure of how to access or open it?

Here are some tips to get you started.

How to Create an MP3 File

Creating an MP3 file is easy. You can use software or the tools available on your smartphone and computer.

The most popular way for creating an MP3 file is to use the built-in microphone on your computer. To locate the microphone, enter the search term “Sound Recorder” on your computer’s search bar. Record your message or voice note. After that, you can save it as a WAV file before looking for software online to convert it to an MP3 file.

Tools Used to Open an MP3 File

After converting the recording you made from a WAV file to an MP3 file, you can use your Windows Media Player to open it.

Alternatively, you can use many other tools and programs to open your MP3 file. Some of the popular ones are:

  1. 1. VLC Media Player
  2. 2. Winamp
  3. 3. GOM Media Player

Which other formats MP3 can be converted into and why

MP3 is not the only format for digital audio sounds. It will interest you to know that most music lovers prefer alternative digital sound formats to MP3 because the latter is roundly claimed to have a lower audio quality because of the decreased size of the audio file.

With that being said, here are some of the alternative formats that MP3 files can be converted to:

  1. 1. AAC
  2. 2. MPEG-H 3D Audio
  3. 3. WMA
  4. 4. WAV
  5. 5. OGG

AAC is the most popular digital audio format for MP3 files because it has a better sound quality than MP3. That is because it can conveniently handle sample frequency up to 48 channels.

You need to perform format conversion for MP3 so you can enjoy better studio quality that is better than the compressed audio quality that MP3 offers.

Programs
Microsoft Windows Media Player
VLC media player
MPlayer
jetAudio
Zune
Audacity
Apple iTunes
Plex Media Center
Amarok
Xine
Totem
Developer Moving Picture Experts Group
MIME type
audio/mp3
audio/mpeg3
audio/mpg
audio/mpeg
audio/x-mpeg
audio/x-mpeg-3
audio/mp3
audio/x-mpegaudio
audio/x-mpg
audio/x-mp3

FAQ

❓ How can I convert wma to mp3?
Firstly, select a wma file you want to convert or drag and drop it. Secondly, select mp3 or any other format you want to convert your file to. Then click convert and wait until your file is converted
⏳ How long should I wait to convert wma to mp3?
Audio conversion usually takes a few seconds. You will convert wma to mp3 very quickly.
🛡️ Is it secure to convert wma to mp3 on OnlineConvertFree?
Sure! We delete your uploaded and converted files, so nobody has access to your information. All types of conversion on OnlineConvertFree (including wma to mp3) is 100% safe.
📱 Can I convert wma to mp3 without software installation?
Absolutely! OnlineConvertFree doesn’t require installation. You can convert any files (including wma to mp3) online on your computer or mobile.