Tutorial – 4 Ways to Convert WMV to MP3 Audio on Windows and Mac

Lisa Ou

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

If you want to extract audio from WMV files, you had better convert WMV to MP3 format. Because MP3 is compatible with almost all media players and editors. Then here comes the question, which is the best way to convert WMV video to MP3? You can continue reading to get your answer here.

Tutorial – 4 Ways to Convert WMV to MP3 Audio on Windows and Mac

1. What is WMV File and Why You Need to Convert It

WMV is a digital video format based on Microsoft Advanced Systems Format and compressed with Windows Media framework. You can use the WMV file extension to store videos on Windows.

MP3 is the worldwide popular audio format that compresses audio with small file size and good audio quality. By converting WMV video to MP3, you can play and edit audio tracks in WMV file successfully.

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

If you want to convert WMV to MP3 files in batch, using FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate is the fastest solution. The batch conversion support allows users to convert WMV files to MP3 in batch quickly. Moreover, you can trim WMV video to remove unwanted parts before the conversion. By using the WMV to MP3 converter software, you can convert and edit any media file with ease.

  1. Extract MP3 audio from WMV and other video formats without quality loss.
  2. Trim audio track from WMV video to convert to MP3 format.
  3. Adjust audio encoder, sample rate, channels and bitrate.
  4. Batch conversion support. No file size limit.
  5. Work with Windows and Mac computers.

Launch FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate. Drag and drop WMV video files into the main interface.

main interface

Unfold the Profile list. Choose MP3 from the General Audio category. Or you can choose MP3 extensions from other profiles.

output formats

Click Settings besides to get the Profile Settings window. Here you can adjust the output audio settings. Click OK to save changes.

fonelab profile settings

If you want to convert a part of WMV video to MP3, you can click Trim on the top toolbar. Set the start and end points to get a new WMV segment.

clip the videos

After all customizations, click Convert to convert WMV file to MP3 on your computer.

3. How to Convert WMV to MP3 File with VLC

VLC Media Player is a free and open source video converter on multiplatform. You can convert WMV to MP3 on iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac for free.

Run VLC Media Player. Choose Convert/Save from the Media list.

Click Add followed by Open to import a WMV video to VLC.

Click Convert/Save to move on to the next window.

Select MP3 from the Profile list. Change the destination folder and file name based on your needs.

Click start to convert WMV to MP3 with VLC Media Player for free.

convert wmv to mp3 with vlc

4. How to Convert WMV to MP3 File on Mac

Just as above mentioned, FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate and VLC Media Player are capable to convert WMV to MP3 audio on Mac. If you don’t want to install third-party software on your computer, you can use an online converter to convert WMV to MP3 on Mac as well.

Open an online WMV to MP3 converter. Here you can open convertio.co on your Mac computer.

Click Choose Files to add your WMV video no more than 100MB.

Set MP3 as the output audio format.

Click Convert to convert WMV to MP3 free online on your computer.

convert wmv to mp3 online

5. How to Convert WMV to MP3 via Windows Media Player

For Windows users, you can convert WMV to MP3 on Windows for free directly. Windows Media Player can work as your WMV to MP3 converter software for all Windows users.

Add WMV file to Windows Media Player.

Click Organize on the top left corner. Choose Options and then select Rip Music.

Click Rip Music in the next window. Scroll down to get the Change option.

Set the destination folder for your converted MP3 file.

Unfold the Format list to set MP3 as the output audio format.

Click OK to convert audio from MP3 to WMV with Windows Media Player.

convert wmv to mp3 with windows media player

These are 4 different ways to convert WMV to MP3 on your Windows and Mac computer. No matter which program you choose, you can extract MP3 audio from WMV video successfully. After that, you can play or edit MP3 audio tracks on other devices.

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