Recently I wanted to convert some older audio files that had been recorded and sent to me as .wma files. I wanted to convert them to mp3 but, not being an audio expert, I had no idea where to start. Also, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money hiring someone else to do it for me. I figured there had to be an inexpensive way for me to do it myself.
First, I tried importing the files into Audacity, the free audio editor (which I love for editing my audio files). Even doing a raw import (whatever the heck that is) didn’t work for me.
So, I Asked Dave Taylor. Dave’s got a great site called AskDaveTaylor.com and he will answer just about anything, especially tech questions. I asked if there was a free software program that would enable me to convert from .wma to mp3 and sure enough, there is:
Dave’s response was to “check out “switch”, a shareware app from Australia. Seems to be
quite capable of a variety of audio conversions:”
I downloaded the software. I found the first file I wanted to convert, selected the format and location for the file to be saved and clicked “Convert”. Worked like a charm. Thanks Dave!
If you have suggestions for other free or low cost audio conversion tools, please post a comment below.