12 Best Free MP3 Converters for Windows 10/8/7

To convert your MP3 files, use Movavi Converter:

  1. Download and install the program.

  2. Upload your MP3 files to the converter.

  3. Select the output format and convert the files.

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Looking for the best free MP3 converter for Windows 10 computers? In this guide, we run through some of the top converters for Windows PCs to convert songs from one format to another.




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List of the best MP3 converters for Windows

OS: Windows 7/8/10/11, Mac OS X 10.13 and above

Movavi Converter is built to make your life easier. The interface is really easy to navigate, and this means that you can quickly upload files, choose the file type you want to change it into, hit Convert, and you are ready to go. After the conversion, you can easily upload your files online, for example, on YouTube.

Besides converting, you can also make simple edits, such as trimming your MP3 files before the conversion. As well as supporting a lot of audio files, you can also convert your video to MP3. This MP3 converter app for Windows is a paid one but it offers a free trial, so you can test it out before purchasing.


  • Supports AI upscaling for some files

  • Easy-to-use interface

  • Excellent compression without loss of quality


  • No option to download audio from URL

OS: Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP

As well as offering you a great deal of flexibility, the software, in spite of being free, supports a lot of different music file types. With batch mode, you can go through a whole list of songs you want to convert with no problem at all, saving a lot of time. This freeware is not updated as much as some other options, as it is a simple tool without too much advanced functionality.


  • Supports batch processing of songs

  • Supports lossless conversion and high bitrate codecs

  • Totally free


  • Not regularly updated

  • A little bit of a clunky, old-fashioned interface

  • Can’t download audio from a link

OS: Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP

VSDC is another free MP3 converter for Windows 10, 11, and older versions of Windows. It has an old-fashioned look to it, but it is definitely high-quality and fast, with an exceptional feature that helps a lot of Windows users; it allows you to download and convert from a URL to MP3. If you have a link to the file, this will act as a ripper as well as converter, taking the MP3 from a server and converting to whatever format you want.


  • Compatible with all versions of Windows

  • Rip and download online tracks


  • Not as fast as some other converters

  • The interface has a very Windows XP feel

OS: Windows 11/10, Mac OS X 10.13 and above, Linux

HandBrake is a very good option for those using Windows, but also for Linux and Mac users as well. This format changer is open-source, so it’s a perfect app for those who want to download the source code and tweak it themselves. But keep in mind that it also means you can’t really rely on any support. HandBrake can also serve as a ripper, taking video and audio files from discs.


  • Totally free

  • Supports a lot of video and audio files

  • Allows you to rip from discs, including Blu-ray


  • Built more with video in mind than audio

  • No option to download audio from URL

5. VLC

OS: Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP, Mac OS X 10.0 and above

VLC is known around the world as being one of the best free media players for Windows, as well as all other platforms. It allows people to play media in lots of different formats and makes it easy to play files that your device may not natively support. It’s also a good option for converting files in high quality.

You can use this app to convert a lot of different media files, including both sound and video files, in HD. It is built primarily as a media player, so it’s not as intuitive as some other options.


  • A huge variety of file types supported

  • Totally free

  • Advanced controls, such as a basic editor for filters


  • Not as intuitive to make conversions as some of the competing options

OS: Windows 11, 10, 8, 7; Mac OS X 10.6 and above

MediaHuman is another example of freeware that can be used to convert a variety of files on Windows or Mac. You can convert video to audio, as well as make simple edits and add fade-in and fade-out effects. For those building an audio collection, this app will organize it nicely using ID3 tags to keep artist names and other details.


  • Freeware

  • Allows you to make basic edits

  • Uses ID3 tags to organize media


  • Limited support

  • Can’t download audio from a link

OS: Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP; macOS, Linux

FFmpeg is a great open-source platform that has an amazing community of people using it. It relies on running simple lines of script to make the conversions rather than having an easy user interface. FFmpeg is available as source code, so it’s great for those who want to make tweaks and understand the code.


  • Very flexible and supports all media types

  • Free


  • Can be difficult to understand if you don’t know how to run scripts

  • Installation is more challenging than some of the other options

OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10/11

Freemake Video Converter allows you to rip video as well as convert files. It allows MP3-to-MP3 ripping to compress the video to a smaller size, and it’s a good option for some very basic editing, especially for video files. The program can turn and rotate clips, and also cut the start and the end of your files.


  • Recognizes over 500 file types

  • Totally free

  • Some editing functionality


  • Not as fast as some competing options

  • Interface isn’t quite as easy to use as some others

OS: any (web-based)

Convertio is the first on our list of MP3 converters for Windows that is free and totally web-based. That means you can use it with virtually any version of a modern web browser and convert without downloading anything.

It is secure to use with a private connection and SSL certificate, so you know you are safe to convert via the site. You’re limited to 100 MB, and if you want to convert larger files, you have to pay for a membership.


  • No need to download any software

  • Safe and secure


  • Doesn’t support as many file types as some other options 

  • Only free up to 100 MB, then you need a membership plan

  • No ability to download audio files from URL

OS: any (web-based)

Another option that you can use directly in your browser. Online Audio Converter lets you easily select options, such as bitrate and quality. You can even convert directly from online sources and cloud storage, such as Google Drive and Dropbox. Tags maker is available, but only on certain audio file types. The tool is safe and secure for online use.


  • No need to download software

  • Change audio settings within your browser


  • Only supports tagging on some file types (MP3 is one of these)

OS: any (web-based)

CloudConvert is a good free converter if you want something that is safe and easy. Besides working for a PC, you can use it on other operating systems as it works straight from your browser.

CloudConvert supports over 200 files, and it is simple to upload the file from your device and convert it. For developers, you can also use the API. Unfortunately, you can only make 25 free conversions a day, and minutes are also limited.


  • Slick interface, easy to use

  • Supports a lot of file types


  • Limited conversions and conversion minutes before you have to pay

OS: any (web-based)

FreeConvert is another great option if you want to download an occasional file. It has limited features for those who don’t want to pay for membership, including limited file downloads and “non-priority” downloads, which presumably aren’t as fast. The plus sides are ease-of-use, and the fact you can use this converter free of charge right in your browser.


  • Easy-to-use online interface

  • Safe and secure

  • Over 450 file types


  • Freemium model, so you need to pay if you use it to convert a lot of files

Summary: choose your MP3 file converter for Windows

We’ve listed some of the options you can use to convert MP3 files on Windows 10, 11, and many of the older versions of the platform. You can make your choice based on the audio quality you need, as well as the reliability, safety, and support of a converter.

Things to consider when choosing the best MP3 file converter for your PC:

  • Supported formats. Make sure your converter supports all the formats you need for the job to be done.
  • Device-targeted conversions. It’s much more convenient to have a converter that doesn’t require profound knowledge of devices’ specifications and offers ready-to-use presets.
  • Batch conversions. Audio files typically come in batches, so it’s very time-saving to have a converter that supports multiple file conversions.
  • User support. Whichever it is – a question or a program bug you found – customer support will get you covered. All users of Movavi Video Converter can be assured that no question or issue will be ignored.

Here’s our pick for the top products of the page. If you’re having trouble choosing one program over the other from the list, feel free to check out these ones and see for yourself which one suits you best.

For converting audio from a URL

VSDC Free Audio Converter
Editor’s choice

For converting to most formats and editing with one program

Movavi Video Converter

For online and free conversion


Frequently asked questions

▶️ How do I convert MP3 using Movavi Converter?

The process couldn’t be easier:

  1. Download and install the program.
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  2. Drag and drop your files into the program window.

  3. Choose the output format.

  4. Hit Convert to start the process.

▶️ Does Microsoft have an MP3 converter?

Interestingly, there is no inbuilt option for MP3 conversion on Microsoft devices and computers.

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