Converting WMA to MP3 using iTunes


There will often be times when you need to use an MP3 File format and the file you have are a WMA format. For example some devices will not allow any file type other than MP3 (to see if what file types are compatible with your device, please refer to the manufacturers documentation supplied with it).


One solution is that you can use iTunes to convert the file format from WMA to MP3

iTunes for Windows

Edit ->Preferences.

iTunes for Mac

Click iTunes on the Menu bar then Select Preference.

From the Preferences menu

Version 11. There will be an Icon top left of the window You can click there and then preferences.

1. On the General Preferences tab, there will be a section the reads “When you insert a CD” Click the button that reads: “Import settings”.

2. Next select the “Encode Using” Drop down box and select “MP3 Encoder”.

3. Click Ok twice.

Now to convert the required file.

  1. Click “File” or the icon top left (version 11+), Select “Add File to Library” or if you have a folder of WMA files “Add folder to library”.
  2. Navigate to the file or folder. Click on it and the click “open”.

Your wma file(s) will now be converted to mp3.

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