3 Ways to Convert M4R to MP3 Audio File on Windows/Mac/Online

Lisa Ou

April 26, 2020 17:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

MP3 is one of the most popular audio formats all over the world. The MP3 format can compress MP3 file size while maintaining the high audio quality that ears cannot hear. Thus, you can convert M4R to MP3 to get its compatibility and flexibility. If you are looking for the best way to convert audio from M4R to MP3, you just come to the right place. This article shows 3 different ways to change M4R to MP3 format. You can read and choose the most suitable solution.

3 Ways to Convert M4R to MP3 Audio File on Windows/Mac/Online

1. What Is M4R File and Why You Need to Convert It

M4R is often used to save iPhone ringtone files. A file with .m4r file extension equals an iTunes ringtone file. Not all iTunes files can be set as M4R ringtones. But an M4R ringtone is created from an iTunes song. If you download iPhone ringtones from online sites, you can find that M4R is always the first choice.

Then why you need to convert M4R to MP3 audio? The main reason is that you need to play or edit M4R files with an MP3 player or editor. Considering M4R is not supported, you have to convert .m4r to .mp3 manually.

2. How to Convert M4R to MP3 File on Computer with Video Converter

If you want to convert and edit M4R files to MP3 in one stop, using FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate is your first choice. You can batch convert M4R to MP3 files quickly with high quality. Moreover, you can trim and extract audio clip from M4R to MP3 before the conversion. As a result, you can save time on converting unwanted audio files. Furthermore, the M4R to MP3 converter software also allows users to adjust audio effects and settings. Here’re the brief introduction.

  1. Convert M4R to MP3 files in batch unlimitedly.
  2. Increase or decrease audio volume by percentage.
  3. Adjust audio encoder, bitrate, sample rate and channels.
  4. Trim and join M4R audio files.
  5.  Safe, clean and intuitive to use.  

Launch FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate. Drag and drop M4R files into the MP3 audio converter.

main interface

Click Profile near the bottom. Browse and set MP3 as the output format. You can choose from General Audio, Lossless Audio and almost all profiles.

main interface

You can click Trim to cut your M4R audio if necessary. It is also supported to merge several M4R files together into a new music file.

adjust trim audio

Click Settings to adjust audio profile settings. At last, click Convert to convert M4R audio to MP3.

fonelab profile settings

3. How to Convert M4R to MP3 File with iTunes

If iTunes is already installed, you can convert M4R to MP4 on Mac or Windows with iTunes as well. iTunes can help you create an MP3 version of the M4R file for free. To start with, you need to update iTunes to the latest version.

Find the M4R file on your computer. Then change the file extension from M4R to M4A. Make sure your audio file runs the ringtone file extension.

Drag and drop M4R files into the iTunes interface.

Choose Preferences from the Edit drop-down list.

Click Import Settings to get a popping-up window. Select MP3 Encoder from the down-arrow list. Then click OK to save changes.

Highlight the M4R audio file. Unfold the File list. Choose Convert followed by Create MP3 Version to convert M4R to MP3 with iTunes.

convert m4r to mp3 with itunes

4. How to Convert M4R to MP3 File Online

There are many online M4R to MP3 converters, such as Zamzar, Convertio, Convertfiles, Freeconvert and more. You can convert M4R to MP3 for free online without installing anything. Though you will be limited by the maximum file size and Wi-Fi speed.  

Open an M4R to MP3 online converter. Here you can open zamzar.com.

Click Add Files to import M4R files up to 150MB.

Set MP3 as the output audio format.

Click Convert Now to convert M4R to MP3 online for free.

convert m4r to mp3 online

In short, you can convert M4R to MP3 audio files with the above steps quickly. The online and offline audio converters can meet your demand completely. Both mobile and desktop users can change the audio format from M4R to MP3 with ease.    

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