Top 3 Ways to Easily Convert WMA to MP3 on Mac OS X

By Rico Rodriguez to iOS Tips | Last Updated on Jan 8, 2024

What is the WMA file format? How do I convert WMA to MP3 Mac for playback on my iPhone iPad iPod?
I wonder how to play WMA on Mac after migrating from PC to the new MacBook Pros with Touch Bar. What's the easiest and no-cost way to convert .wma to .mp3?

Do you have such kind of puzzle? According to research, there are almost 70% Mac users are not clear how to convert WMA to MP3 on Mac computer and even some of them don't know what is WMA file format. Developed by Microsoft, WMA (Windows Media Audio) is the audio format for encoding digital audio files similar to MP3. And its key advantage is that it can compress files at a higher rate than MP3.

But, as everyone knows, Apple products including computer (iMac 5K/4K & MacBook Air/Pro) and mobile devices (iPhone iPad iPod) are not compatible with WMA audio format. That is to say, to play WMA file on Mac or iDevices, you need convert make a WMA to MP3 conversion on Mac. Furthermore, some MP3-supported media players (MP3 player) or mobile devices might not handle WMA audio format. Next, we sum up top 3 ways for users to easily finish the task of converting WMA to MP3 Mac.

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MacX MediaTrans is able to effortlessly copy WMA audio file from Mac to iPhone iPad iPod and automatically convert WMA to MP3 audio format for compatible with iOS devices thanks to its advanced auto conversion function.

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1. Convert WMA to MP3 Mac via iOS File Transfer – MacX MediaTrans

To be frank, the leading factor for users to convert WMA files to MP3 Mac is replaying on iPhone iPad iPod. And the common procedures to archieve this goal contain two steps: changing WMA audio format to MP3 on Mac via auido converter Mac; transferring the converted MP3 audio file to iDevices using iTunes, Cloud services or streaming services. Obviously, if you are a newbie, you must spend much time on looking for the suitable sofware.

To simplify the complex conversion steps, actually, you can take advantage of MacX MediaTrans which integrates audio converter Mac and iOS data transfer. Specifically, this iOS file manager can directly move your WMA files to iDevices and automatically convert WMA to MP3 audio format for compatible with iPhone iPad iPod thanks to its advanced auto conversion function. BTW, AAC audio output format is perfectly supported if there is a need. In addition to audio format conversion, this iOS transfer is also capable of painlessly transcoding WMV, MKV, AVI, 3GP, etc video formats to MP4 video format for fluently playing on iPhone iPod iPad.

Simple Guide on How to Convert WMA to MP3 on Mac

Prior to WMA audio conversion to MP3 on Mac, you should download MacX MediaTrans on your Mac (macOS Sierra/El Capitan included); System requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or above; iOS 7 or higher (iOS 17 supported); iTunes 12.3 or higher.

Step 1: Launch the program on Mac and then connect your iOS iPhone iPod iPad to Mac computer via a USB cable. Remember to turn off iTunes auto sync in case of any data loss.

Step 2: Click "Music Manager" panel on the main interface of MacX MediaTrans

Step 3: Hit "Add Music" button to import WMA audio from Mac to iDevices and the WMA file will be automatically converted to MP3 file.

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To get a MP3 output audio format, users needn't to choose MP3 as the output format because MP3 is the default option; if necessary, you can change MP3 to AAC in the "Settings" Panel. Desire to know more about the difference between AAC and MP3, please read AAC vs MP3 comparison material.

2. Convert WMA to MP3 Using Freeware – MediaHuman Audio Converter

When it comes to find the third party software to convert WMA to MP3 on Mac, many people will begin to search free audio converter. Suprisingly, MediaHuman Audio Converter is suchlike powerful audio converter for Mac which can aid users to convert FLAC to MP3, WMA to MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, AIFF, Apple Lossless format and many more other audio formats. Of course, it supports batch conversion, directly adding the converted files to iTunes multimedia library and even extracting audio track from video.

This audio converting freeware on Mac program may be welcomed by most of you. But, there is one more thing you need to know. There are several other boxes checked off along with the terms of service, which mean you agree to all Yahoo browser to be used as your default application for everything.

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3. Convert WMA to MP3 on Mac with Professional Converter – Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

Before seeing this title, perhaps some of you believe Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is only a skillful video converter Mac. Apparently, not exactly. In addition to video conversion, this software is expert in audio conversion. In detail, it provides an ultimate solution to convert WMA to FLAC, MP3, AIFF, MKA, APE, OGG, WAV, AAC, AC3, M4A, M4B, M4R, etc on Mac with super-fast conversion speed. After converting, you can save MP3 files in the cloud for syncing to other Apple devices.

There is bonus feature from audio converter for Mac that you may be interested in: it is able to convert any video to VR devices, such as HTC VIVE, Samsumg Gear VR or Oculus Rift without worrying about audio or video code specifications and labeling. In other words, you can freely enjoy VR videos ignoring video incompatible issue.

WMA to MP3 converter for Mac

MacX MediaTrans - Transfer & Convert WMA File to iDevices

All-around audio converter for 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 to MP3 for compatible with iOS devices.

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