If you have a stash of WMA files, you might be able to play them on some modern devices a bit difficult. They are really not as versatile as MP3 files. The best way to remedy the specific problem is to learn how to convert WMA to MP3 ̵1; it's easier than you might think.
There are a whole host of online and offline converters to use, but we have our favorites. Here's how to use them to make your music collection easier to listen to.
Step 1: Go to Cloud Convert
The fastest and easiest way to convert a WMA file to an MP3 file is to use an online converter. There are a number of good ones out there, but as a favorite for this task is Cloud Convert. Get your WMA files ready and then go to their website.
Step 2: Upload your files
If you want to send your files to Cloud Convert to get the conversion process running, select Select files . Alternatively, select the down arrow next to that button for a larger amount of options. Using the drop-down menu, select whether to add files from your computer, send them from your cloud storage service, or simply link them from a URL.
Depending on your choice, you will be asked to select files in question from its respective location. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Step 3: Select your file format options
Now that you have uploaded the file you want to convert, you must select the format you want to export to. In our case, it is MP3. Look for the format icon next to your selected file; it should say WMA . Select it and then select Sound in the drop-down menu followed by MP3 . If you want to choose another format in the future, look for it in that list or alternatively in Video if you are converting a visual format.
For more advanced options, use spanner icon. It allows you to adjust the bit rate of your output file, the start and end points of your conversion and some other options.
Step 4: Convert and download
When you feel you have set all options right, see the bottom of the page. If you want the resulting MP3 to be transferred to your Dropbox or alternative cloud storage provider, select the appropriate button. If not or afterwards, select the large red start conversion button. You will see the screen update with a schedule and charging field for your conversion.
When the conversion is complete, a green appears Download button. Choose it to start downloading. Alternatively, if you would rather download the file as an archive as a Zip or Rar file – useful if you have converted lots of WMA files at once – select Create File or use its drop-down list to Select a preferred format.
Alternative method: MediaHuman (Windows / MacOS)
If you have many files to convert, it may be easier to download a converter than using a website like Cloud Convert. MediaHuman's free converter can easily convert all your WMA files to MP3 files.
The software is extremely easy to use, even if you are not a technician. Simply navigate to the MediaHuman website, download the program for your operating system and install it on your system. When you are open, you can either drag and drop files from your computer to the program, or click the big "+" button in the upper left corner and select the appropriate files.
Once you have selected the files you want to convert, select MP3 from the drop-down menu with codecs and click the Convert button at the top of the window; it looks like the universal "recycling" sign. In a matter of seconds (or minutes, depending on the number of files you have selected and their size), your conversion will be complete.
To access the converted files, open the File menu from the MediaHuman app and select Open Output folder . This automatically opens the destination folder where your finished files – in this case MP3 files – are saved. From there, you can add the files to your favorite media player's library or download them directly to an external device.