Many a times audio files are available in the Windows Media Audio or WMA format. Unfortunately, many music players and audio devices don’t support this format. For example, you might have an MP3 player installed in your car which doesn’t support anything else but MP3 files. Similarly, you might be using a presentation web app which may not support the WMA format.
Luckily, there are a number of free converters that you can use for converting WMA to MP3. The list given below gives you an overview of some of the best free converters, with instructions regarding how to convert WMA to MP3.
Free Studio Audio Converter (Windows)
Free Studio is one of the best free desktop conversion apps for Windows, with options for converting, editing and downloading videos. Free Studio even has a Skype call recording utility. You can either download the complete suite or simply the MP3 converter to convert your audio files from multiple formats to MP3, including WMA files.
Note: Free Studio comes with some unwanted additional adware apps.
MediaHuman Audio Converter (Windows & Mac)
MediaHuman Audio Converter is a free desktop application which can convert audio files between multiple formats, including; WMA to MP3. Like Free Studio, you can even convert files in batch . Furthermore, you can fetch covers for your audio files to keep your music more organized. Media Human Audio Converter is available for both Windows and Mac. You can see the download page for links to detailed conversion instructions for different audio formats.
CloudConvert (Online Converter)
If you don’t want to install a conversion app on your computer, then you can opt for a free online converter. CloudConvert is one of the best online converters with support for file conversion between a plethora of audio, video, document, archive and image formats. Simply go to CloudConvert, pick your WMA file via hard drive, URL or from a cloud based account like Google Drive or Dropbox and pick a desired format to convert it to. The below screenshot demonstrates how you can convert WMA to MP3 using CloudConvert.
ZamZar (Online Converter)
While the interface of the ZamZar website isn’t all that pretty (forgive my reptilian bias), the conversion utility itself is quite a gem. ZamZar is an awesome free online converter where you can convert various types of files in a jiffy. Simply select your file, followed by the format you want to convert it to and enter your email to receive your download link for the converted file. ZamZar allows file conversion by uploading files up to 50MB or via URL. You can also convert files by sending them through email.