Wma > Mp3

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by penguinman, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. penguinman macrumors member


    Jan 23, 2006
    I can't find a program to convert WMA to mp3. I downloaded one but then found out it wouldnt convert the full file to MP3 due to demo.
  2. Airforce macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
  3. Unorthodox macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2006
    Not at the beach...
    This is from Apple help:

    Saving a copy of a song in a new file format
    You can convert a song to a different file format while keeping a copy of the original. For example, you can save a copy of a compressed song file such as MP3 or AAC in an uncompressed song format (AIFF or WAV).

    When converting from a compressed to uncompressed file format (for example, from MP3 to AIFF) you shouldn't notice any reduction in sound quality. However, when converting between compressed formats (for example, MP3 and AAC), you may notice a reduction in the sound quality. For the best results, if you want your music encoded in a different file format, you should import the music again from the original source using the new encoding format.

    To convert a song's file format:


    Choose iTunes > Preferences, then click the Advanced button at the top of the window and click Importing.


    From the Import Using pop-up menu, choose the encoding format that you want to convert the song to, then click OK to save the settings.


    Select one or more songs in your library, then choose Advanced > Convert Selection to MP3, Convert Selection to AAC, Convert Selection to Apple Lossless, Convert Selection to AIFF, or Convert Selection to WAV. (The menu item changes to show what's selected in your Importing preferences.)

    To convert all the songs in a folder or on a disk, hold down the Option key and choose Advanced > "Convert Selection to," then choose the folder or disk containing the songs you want to convert. All the songs in the folder or on the disk will be converted except songs you purchased from the Music Store. (Purchased songs are encoded using a protected AAC format that prevents them from being converted.)

    The song in its original format and the newly converted song appear in your library.
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Only iTunes for Windows will convert WMA files because it takes advantage of Windows' inbuilt conversion tool. On Macs, your best bet is to use EasyWMA although something tells me this is the demo you were talking about. It's a good app. If you have quite a few of these files to convert and no access to a PC version of iTunes, then I strongly recommend purchasing it. :)
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    You can also try the paid version of Flip4Mac.
  6. cosmoed macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2005
    easy wma only lets you rip 12 min samples.

    any other programs?
  7. comictimes macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    Berkeley, California
    I'm having the same problem... it's just one file that I want to convert, so I'd rather not have to pay $10 for a shareware program.

    If anyone has any ideas please let me know...
  8. ee99ee macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2006
    I too am looking for a free solution to this.

    Does QuickTime Pro support this?

  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    The Mac version of QuickTime Pro won't convert WMA to MP3. Technically, the Windows version should be able to but I'm not sure of this. Plus, the Windows version of iTunes can convert WMA to MP3 or AAC anyway. :(

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