Audio Converter Mac: How to Convert WMA/WAV/OGG to MP3/AAC

By Rico Rodriguez to iOS Tips | Last Updated on Dec 6, 2023

I have an extensive collection of music stored on my external hard drive. Since purchasing a Mac Book Pro and becoming an iTunes user i am unable to process all WMA files into iTunes. Is there an audio converter Mac that can solve this issue for me? - bmw65

Actually, it's not only an individual case, but common for all Mac users. As you can see, audio formats like WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless etc. are incompatible with Mac computer (Macbook, Macbook Pro/Air, iMac, Mac Pro) and mobiles like iPhone iPad iPod. To effortlessly play any audios on Mac or iDevices, the effective way is to convert WMA to MP3, WAV to MP3/AAC with a superb audio converting software on Mac. But what an excellent audio converter should be? Which one should you choose for audio conversion? Here we sum up top 4 audio converter on Mac, helping you convert audios to mp3/aac for Mac, iPhone iPad.

One-click to Convert WMA to MP3 & Transfer to iPhone iPad

MacX MediaTrans enables you to transfer audio files from Mac to iPhone iPad, simultaneously converting WMA, WAV, FLAC, OGG etc to MP3, AAC in background for compatible with iOS devices thanks to the built-in auto conversion.

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MacX MediaTrans - 2-in-1 Mac Audio Converter & iOS Transfer

It's best only when it fits you. For those who are willing to add WMA audio files to iPhone iPad iPod playlists, MacX MediaTrans is undoubtedly the best choice. It not only allows you to transfer your audio files from Mac to iPhone iPad iPad, but also convert WMA/WAV/OGG/FLAC to MP3 automatically during the audio transferring process, thanks to its advanced auto conversion function. Meanwhile, AAC audio format is also perfectly supported if there is a need. For example, converting audios to AAC is quite essential if you wanna import your WMA/WAV files to iTunes.

Another outstanding point of this audio converting software is that it can even remove DRM protection from iTunes M4P music and convert M4P to MP3 audio so as to free playback on any non-Apple devices like walkman, Zune, MP3 player, etc.

Built around an intuitive iPhone content manager, MediaTrans makes it simple to transfer videos, music and photos from iPhone to Mac and back.

MacX MediaTrans is an excellent iPhone content manager for the transfer of photos, music, videos, TV shows, movies, etc., between iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac.

MacX MediaTrans proposes an alternative solution for transferring media files between your Mac and iPhone or iPod devices without relying on the iTunes app for synchronization.

[Tutorial] How to Convert WMA/WAV to MP3 on Mac with MacX MediaTrans

Prior to convert WMA/WAV to MP3, you need to get this audio converter Mac download and then launch it on your Macbook, Macbook Pro/Air, iMac, Mac Pro etc. This Mac audio converting software supports Mac OSX 10.7 or above (macOS Big Sur incl.), iOS 7 or higher (iOS 17 incl.), iTunes 12.3 or higher.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone iPad iPod to Mac computer with a USB cable. Remember to turn off iTunes auto sync in case of any data loss.

Step 2: Click "Music Manager" icon on the main interface of the MP3 converter for Mac.

Step 3: Hit "Add Music"; button to import WMA, WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless or any other audio formats to iDevices and all these audio files will be automatically converted to MP3 with the help of the Mac audio converter.

BTW, the 2-in-1 WMA to MP3 converter runs without adhering to iTunes. But you do need install the latest iTunes version (iTunes 12.5 right now) on your Mac and then put it aside.

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The output format is default set as MP3, so it's completely okay to convert WAV to MP3, WMA to MP3 etc. If you are willing to convert audios to AAC, you can change MP3 to AAC codec in the "Settings"; Panel. If you swing chaotically between converting audios to MP3 and AAC, please read AAC vs MP3 comparison material.

More Mac Audio Converters to Convert WMA, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, OGG etc.

Not all Mac audio converting tools can make the best of both worlds of converting and transferring music to iPhone iPad. More audio converters are confined to the single converting function. But they behave excellent indeed on converting WAV to MP3, WAM to MP3, FLAC to MP3, Apple Lossless format to MP3/AAC etc. Here we'd like to introduce more superb audio converters for Mac to accomplish the tasks.

1. Switch Audio File Converter Software

Switch is one of the most stable and comprehensive multi format audio file converters available on Mac OS X 10.5 or higher. It supports to batch convert and compress WMA, AAC, OGG, MP3, FLAC, ALAC files in minutes. Still, you can also extract audio from any media file including video, DVD discs and so on.

Plus, this free audio file converter is very easy to use, just adding the files you want to convert to the list, selecting the format you want to use, and then clicking the convert button. And you will get your audios convert to MP3/AAC for compliance with Mac and iDevices.

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2. MacX Video Converter Pro

Though it's named as video converter, MacX Video Converter Pro does converts audios, but merely convert videos to MP3, AAC, AC3 audio formats. This MP3 converter for Mac fits audio extraction from videos relatively. For example, you find a nice melody from a video clip, or soundtracks in movies, it enables you to extract MP3 music from video effortlessly. Meanwhile, you can also add the converted video to your iTunes Media Library as well.

But it's a pity that MacX Video Converter Pro doesn't support audio inputs. That means that you are unable to convert WAV to MP3, WMA to MP3, Apple Lossless to AAC etc.

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3. MediaHuman Audio Converter for Mac

MediaHuman Audio Converter is absolutely a freeware running on Mac OS X 10.6 or above to convert your music/audios free to WMA, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, OGG, Apple Lossless format. Better than free online audio converters, It supports batch audio conversion, directly adding the converted files to iTunes multimedia library and even extracting audio track from video.

As a top rated audio converter for Mac, MediaHuman gives you an opportunity to adapt it to all your needs of audio conversion. And it even supports to select the destination folder for these files, but it requires a little digging to figure out how. In fact, you have to use the Menu Bar drop-down menus to locate Preferences, and then make your selection from there.

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No matter you choose which Mac audio converter to convert audios, you need take an extra step to transfer audio to iPhone iPad iPod besides MacX MediaTrans. So if you intend to play the converted audio files in MP3 or AAC on iPhone iPad iPod, go straight to choose the 2-in-1 Mac audio converter & transfer. Of course, you can also take advantage of other MP3 converter for Mac to convert WAV to MP3, WMA to MP3. But you are suggested to import the converted MP3/AAC to iPhone with iTunes or MacX MediaTrans as well.

MacX MediaTrans - Transfer & Convert WMA File to iDevices

All-around WMA to MP3 converter Mac provides you the simplest way to batch copy WMA audio files from Mac to iPhone iPad iPod. And meanwhile, it can automatically convert WMA/WAV/FLAC/OGG to MP3 for compatible with iOS devices.

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