What is WMA?
WMA stands for Windows Media Audio. A proprietary audio format owned by Microsoft, part of Microsoft’s Windows Media technology. Encapsulated in an ASF container, WMA has one ability that seems to attract more and more businesses and allows this format to stick around. That’s the easy inclusion of DRM or Digital Rights Management directly into the WMA file. This ASF container also gives the WMA two file options. (.wma for strictly audio and .asf for features simliar to ID3 tags in MP3s).
The following article shares with you how to convert WMA to MP3 using Clone2Go Free Audio Converter. In the latter part of this article, a way to convert DRM protected WMA to MP3 will also be introduced. Let’s take a look at how it performs:
How to Convert WMA to MP3?
Step 1. Download and Install Clone2Go Free Audio Converter
Download the latest version of Free Audio Converter. Install and run it.
Step 2. Add WMA File
Click the “Add Media Files” button to import WMA files. Alternatively, you can click “File -> Add Media Files…” to add WMA files. You can also directly drag and drop WMA files to left panel of the program.
Step 3. Choose MP3 as Output Format
From the “Profile” drop-down list, choose “MP3 – MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)” as the output format.
Step 4. Start Converting WMA to MP3
Click the “Start Encode” button to start to convert WMA to MP3.
Note: This Free Audio Converter cannot help you convert protected WMA to MP3. If you want to convert DRM protected WMA to MP3, you will need to get a DRM removal to help you. Here, I would recommend using TuneClone Audio Converter, which adopts the smart virtual CD burning technology to remove the DRM from protected WMA music files. Below is the screenshot of this program:
Here is the guide link of how to convert DRM protected WMA to MP3 using TuneClone.