Edited by Ben Jacklin
January 17, 2022
WebM is a container for both audio and video, but the audio part can function independently, and it provides a better quality of sound than MP3. The disadvantage of WebM is that it is not widely supported. So if you can’t open your file, you may need to change the WebM format to MP3, which is supported by almost any device and player.
You can convert WebM to MP3 online using the form at the top of this page. This option is suitable for converting a small WebM file to MP3. To convert large WebMs to MP3, use Movavi’s desktop converter. Read on to learn how to convert WebM to MP3 with Movavi Video Converter.
How to convert large WebMs to MP3 on Mac and Windows with Movavi
If you’re looking for a WebM-to-MP3 converter, Movavi’s software is just the thing! It’ll help you convert WebM files to MP3 in a couple of clicks. The software uses the SuperSpeed technology for ultrafast conversion. The app also lets you trim video and audio. It’s easy to use this WebM-to-MP3 converter: download the app, import your files, specify the target format, and launch the conversion. You can convert WebM to MP3 for free during the trial period.
Download the app and follow the guide below to convert WebM to MP3 on Mac and Windows.
Step 1. Install Movavi Video Converter
After downloading is complete, you’ll get an installation file. Launch it and go through the installation process following the on-screen instructions.
Step 2. Run the program and add your files
Launch the converter. In the main window, choose Add Media and click Add video. Select the file you want to convert from WebM to MP3. You can select several files and convert them in batch.
Step 3. Choose the resulting format
After you’ve added everything you want, look at the tabs at the bottom of the main converter window. Go to the Audio tab, pick MP3, and select the preset you need.
Step 4. Convert WebM to MP3
Click the Save to button and choose where to store the files. To transform .webm to .mp3, click Convert. The conversion will start immediately, and in a few seconds, you’ll get your MP3s ready to rock!
WebM vs. MP3: A comparison
Here, we are going to compare the technical characteristics of MP3 and WebM for sound storage purposes. These formats are completely different. We have created a small table for WebM vs. MP3 to show the differences and help you decide which option to choose in different cases.
|Video codec||VP8, VP9||No video|
|Audio codec||Vorbis, Opus||MPEG-1, 2 Audio Layer III|
|Channels||Up to 255||Up to 2|
|Bitrate||Up to 1000 kbps||Up to 320 kbps|
|Supported||Google Chrome, Chromium, Maxthon, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, Media Player Classic, MPlayer, VLC||Almost all browsers and mobile devices|
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Frequently asked questions
How do I convert WebM to MP3 on a Mac?
You can convert WebM to MP3 on your Mac using Movavi Video Converter.
Download, install, and run the app.
- Click Add Media > Add video and select your files.
- Open the Audio tab, pick MP3, and choose the desired preset.
- Hit Convert.
How do I convert WebM to MP3 with FFmpeg?
Here’s how to use FFmpeg for WebM-to-MP3 conversion.
Download and install FFmpeg.
- Put your video file in the folder where you keep FFmpeg.
- Hold Shift and right-click inside that folder. Select Open command or PowerShell window here from the pop-up.
- Type the following command:
- For Command Prompt: ffmpeg -i filename.webm filename.mp3
- For PowerShell: .\ffmpeg -i filename.webm filename.mp3
Instead of filename, type the real name of the file you want to convert.
- Press Enter.
How do I convert WebM to MP3 with VLC?
Follow the steps below to change WebM to MP3 with the VLC freeware.
Download the app, install it, and launch.
- Go to Media and pick Convert/Save.
- Click Add and select a file for conversion. Hit Convert/Save.
- Open the list of formats in the Profile section and pick Audio – MP3.
- Hit Browse and choose a folder for export. Here, you can also change the file name; it should end with .mp3.
- Hit Start.
How do I convert WebM to MP3 on Linux?
On Linux, you can convert WebM to MP3 using an online tool. You’ll find an online converter at the top of this page. Here’s how to use it.
Scroll up to the online converter:
- Click Add Your File and import your file.
- Select MP3 as the target format.
- Click Convert.
How do I convert large WebMs to MP3?
If you need to convert large WebM files on your PC or Mac, use Movavi Video Converter.
Download, install, and launch the app.
- Go to Add Media and select Add video. Choose the files you want to convert.
- Open the Audio tab, click MP3, and select the desired preset.
- Click Convert.
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