WMA to MP3
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With Zamzar, file conversions are easy, reliable and convenient, so you can quickly convert your documents, images, videos, and more, to the formats you need. With faster downloads of converted files, and friendly and helpful support when you need it, you’ll have everything you need to work with your files.
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You’ll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you’ll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.
WMA Audio Format WMA Converter
A WMA file goes by the full name of a Windows Media Audio file. After the MP3 file saw widespread success, Apple retaliated by creating the AAC file. Keen to not get left behind, Microsoft developed the WMA file in 1999 in response to those two file formats. Unlike the MP3 and AAC formats, the WMA format used lossy compression. This meant that files were small in size but the audio wasn't as high quality as in its raw form, or as high quality as the audio found in MP3 and AAC files.
In recent years, the WMA format has been further developed so that it now supports lossless surround sound, giving it a slight niche, certainly over the other formats mentioned. However, the WMA file is still not as widely used as its two rivals.
Microsoft Windows Media Player can play WMA files, but other programs tend to require the download of additional plugins before being able to play a WMA file.
MP3 Audio Format MP3 Converter
MP3 goes by the full name of MPEG Audio Layer-3 and is perhaps the most widely used audio file around today. MP3 is a file format developed by the Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) which uses compression to produce smaller file sizes. The type of compression used means some data is lost, but typically audio playback quality is not obviously impacted, especially when recording files at higher bitrates. Other popular audio formats, such as WAV, can be up to 10 times the size of an equivalent MP3 file. Almost all applications are able to open MP3 files including Windows Media Player and iTunes on macOS. The MP3 file format famously exploded in popularity during the '90s and '00s as music moved online and become digitised.
How to convert a WMA to a MP3 file?
- 1. Choose the WMA file that you want to convert.
- 2. Select MP3 as the the format you want to convert your WMA file to.
Frequently asked questions
If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.
The easiest way is to use an online conversion tool, like Zamzar, as then you don't need to download any software. The conversion happens in real time, and you can convert more than one WMA file at once, should you need to.
WMA files tend to be opened using Windows Media Player, but can also be played using multi-platform players, such as the VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer or AllPlayer. If you don't have access to any of these media players, then you can convert your WMA file to an MP3, which is more universally supported.
Yes, Windows Media player allows this under a setting called 'Rip Music'. Open Windows Media Player and open the WMA file that needs be converted. Then, select the 'Organise' option on the top bar, and click 'Options', followed by 'Rip Music'. You can choose where you save the file to and, once you've done that, you simply need to select 'MP3' in the 'Format' section, under 'Rip settings'. When complete, click 'Apply', followed by 'Ok'.
Most WMA files are lossy, which means the type of compression used will result in some loss to the overall quality of the file. Lossless WMA files do exist, but these are rare.