How to Convert WMA to MP3 and Vice Versa
Edited by Pat Bitton
July 24, 2019
Many of us have encountered the problem of unsupported formats in media devices. The “Cannot play file” message is definitely very irritating and disappointing. Windows Media Audio files become the reason of this disappointment quite often because this format is not commonly supported by players and cell phones. Surely, one will prefer to have the same music in the MP3 format to play on a player, game console, or mobile phone with MP3 support.
However, this problem can be easily solved with the help of Movavi Video Converter for Windows and Mac. This software supports audio conversion between almost all known media files including video to audio encoding. One more reason to convert WMA files to MP3 files is that the latter are much lighter in size than WMA so you can save a lot of space on your media player or hard drive.
Download and install Movavi Video Converter and check our 4-step tutorial on how to encode WMA to MP3 files.
Install the Software
Once you've downloaded the Movavi Video Converter distribution package, open it to run the setup application, and follow the instructions. When installation is complete, the program will open automatically unless you've specified otherwise.
Add WMA Files
Click Add Media in the top left corner of the program interface, then Add Audio and choose the files you want to convert. Thanks to the batch conversion support in Movavi software, it’s easy to transcode your favorite artists' entire discography in one pass!
Choose MP3 as the Output File Format
Open the Audio tab and expand the MP3 group. Choose the preset with the bitrate you want but keep in mind that a higher bitrate means a larger output file. If you're not sure which bitrate to choose, select MP3 – 256 kbps, which delivers reasonably good quality and an average file size.
If you wish, you can change the sound parameters by clicking the Cogwheel icon and adjusting the sample rate, bitrate, etc.
Specify the Destination Folder and Start the Conversion
By default, the output files are placed in the Movavi Library folder, but you can specify a different folder by clicking the Folder icon. Once you've set the preset and output folder, click Convert.
When the job is done, the folder with converted files will open automatically so you can play them or transfer to the plugged-in multimedia device right away.
Movavi Video Converter enables you to change most of media formats in both ways so you can also convert MP3 files to WMA as well as to WAV, AAC, OGG, and other audio formats.
Movavi Video Converter
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