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How to Use an Opus-to-MP3 Converter

Edited by Ben Jacklin

September 19, 2019

What is Opus? It’s an open audio codec and file format designed to transmit voice notes and music over the Internet. Opus is mainly used by music streaming services, video conferencing apps, and messengers, such as WhatsApp and Telegram. It offers a low lag in transmitting data while maintaining high quality of sound.

However, since the format is relatively new, it’s not supported by all applications and devices. So, if you have a problem opening a file with the .opus extension, one of the best solutions is to turn the file into a more popular format, for example MP3.

Opus is a lossy audio-coding format that allows coding of general audio and speech into a single format. Its short latency makes it ideal for recording telephony, voice over IP, and videoconferencing.

To convert your files quickly and easily, try using Movavi Video Converter. The software lets you convert videos, audio files, and images, and also provides editing and compression options, prepares files for use on Apple and Android devices, and much more. Just download the converter for Windows or Mac and read the guide below to learn how to convert Opus to MP3.

Install Movavi Video Converter

Download the installation file and install the Opus-to-MP3 converter on your PC or Mac following the instructions. After the installation is complete, the program will open automatically.

Add Files to the Program

Click the Add Media button, and then select Add Audio. Choose the files you want to convert and click Open. The program supports batch processing, so you can add multiple files at once.

Select the Output Format

Open the Audio tab in the lower part of the program window. Click MP3 and select a preset with appropriate bitrate. Remember that the higher the bitrate and the quality of the file, the more space it will take.

Start Converting the Files from Opus to MP3

Converted files are saved to the Movavi Library folder by default. If you want to change the destination folder, click the Folder icon in the bottom right part of the program window and specify a different folder. To change the format from Opus to MP3, click the Convert button.


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Opus vs. MP3 Comparison Table

Comparison parameterOpusMP3
File extension.opus.mp3
File sizeUsually smaller than MP3Usually bigger than Opus
ChannelsUp to 255Up to 2
Sample rate in Hz8000-480008000-48000
UsageTelephony, VoIP, videoconferencingPCs, CDs, DVDs, digital players

As you can see, the Opus and MP3 formats have very few differences (at least for everyday use). MP3 is a more widely used format, so you might consider converting from Opus to MP3 for ease of sharing.