Free WMA to MP3 Converter 1.16

A free software that allows users to convert WMA files to MP3 files and also offers batch conversions

  • Category:

    Converters

  • Version:

    1.16

  • Works under:

    Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    5.3 (90)

Free WMA to MP3 Converter is a free Windows program that delivers exactly what it promises by converting proprietary Windows media files to formats compatible with other platforms.

The Free WMA to MP3 Converter installer automatically launches the Windows Setup Wizard and guides you through the process of configuring your system to convert files. You can choose to associate Free WMA to MP3 Converter with all WMA, WMV and ASF files on your computer so that double-clicking one of these files automatically opens Free WMA to MP3 Converter. This program not only converts Windows Media Audio, but it converts video files to MP3 format as well, discarding the video information and creating a file compatible with any MP3 device or desktop player. At the end of setup, click Finish to launch Free WMA to MP3 Converter.

One nice feature that sets this program apart from other free converters is its file tree browser located in the left sidebar. Instead of clicking Open File to browse for a file on your computer, you can browse through the folders displayed in the sidebar at all times. Of course, if you already have a folder containing WMA files open in File Explorer, you can simply drag files to the converter from your desktop. Aside from these features, Free WMA to MP3 Converter is conventional and includes all the same features as most free video-to-audio converters. All of the options are displayed in the menu bar as stylish icons. For example, to open the settings menu, click the wrench icon, or to open the help menu, click the life preserver icon.

To convert WMA files to MP3 format, click the arrow icon. You can load as many WMA, WMV or ASF files in the converter at one time as you want. When you click Convert, a progress window opens and displays the elapsed time and estimated time to completion. As each file conversion completes, the event is recorded in the program log and displayed in the progress window. You can temporarily pause the progress by clicking Pause or completely stop the conversion by clicking Cancel. You may want to try converting only one or two files simultaneously at first to get an idea of how long the conversion takes on your system.

While Free WMA to MP3 Converter does not come with any dazzling surprises, it does its job perfectly well and has an attractive, uncluttered interface. You can categorize your files using the tag editor, but it does not allow you to add as much information as some other meta-information editors. The main drawback to this program is that it only converts WMA, WMV or ASF files to MP3 format. You may find this function limited if you have several different playback devices.

Pros

  • Free, stable, efficient conversion utility
  • Convenient batch mode
  • Easy-to-use interface

Cons

  • Limited file conversion
  • Tag editor lacks features found in other software

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