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How to Convert Audio to MP3 with Free Audio Converter

Cedric Grantham posted on Feb 17, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

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Convert audio files to MP3 using EaseUS free audio converter
Convert audio to MP3 with VLC media player
Convert audio to MP3 using an online audio converter

What is an audio file format? An audio file format is a file type to store digital audio data on a computer system. There are a number of different types of audio files, which can fall into three major groups:

  • Uncompressed audio formats: WAV, AIFF, AU, or raw header-less PCM. The sound quality of these music files is good, but they are in big size.
  • Formats with lossless compression: FLAC, APE, TAK, TTA, M4A, WMA lossless, etc.
  • Formats with lossy compression: MP3, OGG, AAC, ATRAC, and WMA lossy. This music file is the smallest of the three.

Everyone's favorite songs are different, and sometimes you will find that because of format problems, some songs can only be played on one device or player. In order to solve the playback restriction problem, you need to convert the audio file to MP3, because this is the format supported by most devices and players.

Or you have a lot of uncompressed or lossless compressed audio files, such as WAV, FLAC files. These files will take up a lot of space because of their large size. In this case, to save limited space on your music player, you also need to convert audio files to MP3. Then, how to convert audio files to MP3? Here we will show you three ways to do the job. Let's look down together.

Also read: How to extract audio from video

How to Convert Audio Files to MP3 with EaseUS Free Audio Converter

EaseUS Video Editor is professional software with ultimate video and audio editing functions and features.

  • It's powerful yet simple, suitable for pros and beginners.
  • It enables you to complete all the basic video and audio editing tasks, such as trim, cut, split, merge, rotate, mix video clips, and so on.
  • It helps you to edit videos at the advanced level, for instance, crop a video, add music to video, apply stylish video effects, and many more.
  • It supports all key video and video formats. Users can export and convert video to MP4/GIF/AVI and turn audio into MP3/AAC.

Now, download this competent video and audio editing tool on your Windows 7/8/10, and start to convert audio files to MP3 with a few clicks for free.

Step 1. Import Target File

Launch EaseUS Video Editor, select a desired aspect ratio on the main screen: 9:16, 16:9, or 4:3.

Import target file by clicking "Import" or dragging it into EaseUS Video Editor.

Import desired file

Step 2. Add to Project

Right-click on the target file you would like to convert and select "Add to project".

Add file to project

Step 3. Export Target File 

Click "Export" to start converting the target file.

Export to convert file format.

Step 4. Convert to Desired Audio Format

Select the desired audio format such as MP3 or AAC for the target file, rename it, set the output folder. 

Select file format to convert the target file.

By clicking the Output settings icon, you can set the Quality and Audio specifications of the converted file.

Export and convert target file to audio

Last, click "Export" to convert your target file to the desired audio format.

How to Convert Audio to MP3 with VLC Media Player

The VLC media player is a free and open-source cross-platform multimedia player that allows you to play most audio and video files. It can not only convert between different video formats, but it also does the same with converting audio formats. It supports many common audio file formats, for instance, OGG, MP3, GLAC, and CD.

If you want to convert audio into MP3 due to compatibility issues and size reduction, you can try this tool. But if you want to have a professional audio and video editing software, it can not meet your requirements.

Step 1. Open VLC Media Player on your computer, click on "Media" and select "Convert/Save".

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Step 2. Click "Add" and browse to open your audio file, then click "Convert/Save".

Step 3. Under Settings, select "Audio - MP3" in Profile. Then, click "Browse" to choose a destination to save the converted audio file.

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Step 4. Click "Start" to begin the converting process. When it finishes, the audio file is in MP3 format.

How to Convert Audio to MP3 with Online Converter

If you don't want to download the desktop audio converter software, there are some online audio you can try. While this type of online converter is convenient, the biggest risk is security. And the second is that the quality of the conversion is not guaranteed. So if you still decide to choose one of these tools, be careful and choose one that you trust.

The following online file conversion tool ranks well in Google search results. You can use it to convert M4A to MP3. However, it only supports M4A to MP3 conversion, if you want to convert WAV or FLAC to MP3, turn to EaseUS free audio converter for help.

Step 1. Choose the M4A file that you want to convert.

Step 2. Select MP3 as the format you want to convert your M4A file to.

Step 3. Click "Convert" to convert your M4A file.

conver audio to mp3 using online tool

Conclusion

This page introduces three practical and easy ways to convert audio files to MP3 by using EaseUS Video Editor, VLC media player, and online converting tool. If you have more audio and video editing needs, for example, accelerate/slow down your video speed, rotate a video, combining videos, songs, and images, or creating a video, EaseUS Video Editor would be the best choice.

People Also Ask

1. How do you convert audio to mp3?

After reading this tutorial, we believe that you have known how to convert audio to MP3 effortlessly. All three methods are reliable and helpful, choose what you like.

2. How do I convert multiple audio files to mp3?

If you want to convert multiple audio files to MP3 at once, you can try EaseUS Video Editor. It allows you to import batches of audio files at the same time and process it with ease.

3. How do I convert Samsung voice recording to mp3?

The Samsung recording is in a 3GA format. You can try to use the EaseUS audio converter to convert Samsung voice recording to MP3. Or you can search for a secure online converting tool to do it.

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  • Use EaseUS free audio converter
  • Use VLC media player
  • Use online audio converter

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