How to convert a song to MP3

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How to convert songs to MP3

If you are interested in understanding how to convert a song to MP3 acting from your computer, the programs you find listed below are undoubtedly the best solution you can rely on. There are for Windows, MacOS e LinuxPut them to the test now!


How to convert a song to MP3 with Fre: ac

The first software I suggest you consider is called Fre: ac. It is a free and open source program for Windows, macOS and Linux, which allows you to convert all major audio file formats together and extract tracks from videos. It is very easy to use and also allows you to act on multiple files in sequence.


To download the program to your computer, visit its website and click on the link Self extracting installer: freac-xxxx.exe (if you are using Windows) or on that Binary .dmg image: freac-xx-alpha-xxxxxxxxx-macosx.dmg (If you are using MacOS).

Once the download is complete, if you are using Windows, april il .exe file obtained and, in the window that appears on the screen, click on the buttons Yes e NEXT. Then click on the buttons again Yes e NEXT (four consecutive times) and finish the setup by pressing the button end. Then start Fre: ac, using the collegamento which was added to the desktop.

Stai using MacOSInstead, open the package .dmg obtained and move theMake icon: ac in the folder Applications from the Mac. Next, facci click destro sopra, select la voce apri present in the context menu and click on the button apri appeared on the screen, so as to go around the limitations desired by Apple against applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).



Now that, regardless of the operating system used, you see the main screen of the program, click on the button with the sheet and the symbol (+) place at the top and select the audio files that you intend to convert to MP3. Next, click the button Shop by Department located in the lower right and specifies the output location for the songs.

If you also want to intervene on the encoding parameters, click on the button with the wrench located at the top, select the item LAME MP3 Encoder v3.100 give menu to tendin Codec in the window that opens, click on the button Tax adjacent and act from the additional window displayed.

Finally, start the conversion procedure by clicking on arrow che si trova accanto to the pulsating Play, on the top toolbar, and selecting the option LAME MP3 Encoder give the menu to compare.

How to convert a song to MP3 with MediaHuman Audio Converter

Another tool you can rely on to convert a song to MP3 is MediaHuman Audio Converter. It is a free software that works on both Windows and macOS, which allows you to convert the main audio formats and also to extract the tracks from the videos, all without burdening the original quality.

To download the program on your computer, visit its website and click on the button with the operating system logo you are using, at the bottom left.


Download completed, if you are using Windows, april il .exe file ottenuto e, nella finestra che compare sul desktop, clicca sul pulsador Yes. Select quindi la voce I accept the terms of the license agreement and click sui pulsnti NEXT (for four consecutive times) e Install, then finish the setup by pressing the button end.


Stai using MacOS, april il package .dmg ottenuto, trascina l 'program icon in the folder Applications on your Mac, right-click on it and select the item apri. Then click on the button apri in the window that appeared on the desktop, in order to start the program going to circumvent the limitations desired by Apple towards programs coming from non-certified developers (an operation that must be carried out only at the first start).

Now that you see the main window of MediaHuman Audio Converter on the screen, click on the button capacitor positive (+) lead located at the top left and select the audio files you want to convert to MP3.

At this point, click on the button Size at the top and, in the additional window that appears, select MP3 as audio output format from the drop-down menu on the left, adjust the quality using the drop-down menu on the right and click the button Close.

Finally, click on the icon with the two arrows located at the top right, in order to start the conversion. When the process is complete, by default, the output file will be saved in the folder Music Of computer.


If you want to save the final file in a different folder, click on the button with the wrench, select the scheda output in the window that opens, click on the button (...) that you find in the section Output folder and specify the output location.

How to Convert iTunes Songs to MP3

You can convert a song to MP3 also using iTunes, the famous software to play and organize your music library, as well as to manage iOS / iPadOS devices. You can use it both on MacOS (where the program is pre-installed) and on Windows (by first downloading and installing it, as I explained to you in my guide on the subject). In the case of Apple branded computers, however, keep in mind that starting from macOS Mojave the program has been replaced, as regards the music issue, by the application Music.


That said, in order to use iTunes / Music for your purpose, first start the program by clicking on the relevant icon (Quella with the musical note and white background) that you find on Dock bar (if you are using macOS) or by selecting the collegamento specific present in Start menu (if you are using Windows).

Once the program window appears on the screen, if you are using iTunes, first select the item Music from the drop-down menu at the top left, then click on the tab library at the top and choose the item Tracks in the left side menu. If you are using the Music application, instead, select the voice directly Tracks that you find in the section library located on the left.

At this point, click on the menu Modification (if you are using iTunes) or Music (if you are using Music) located at the top left, choose the item Pref Renze from the latter and, in the additional window that appears on the screen, select the tab Generali (if you are using iTunes) or that Fillet (if you are using Music).

In Seguito, Premium Pulsating Import settings, scegli l'opzione MP3 encoder give menu to tendin Import using, adjust the quality from the drop down menu Settings and save the changes made by pressing the button OK.

Once you have completed the above steps, if the audio file you wish to act on has not yet been imported into iTunes / Music, drag it to the program window, then select it from the list, click on the menu Fillet at the top left and choose the item Create MP3 version da quest'ultimo.

When the conversion process is complete, you will find the converted version of the song in the program window. If you want, you can export it to any location you like, simply by dragging and dropping it in the folder of your interest. Et voila!

How to convert a song from CD to MP3

If your need is to convert one or more songs on an audio CD into MP3 files, I inform you that this is feasible and is also very simple.

To find out how to do this, just read my guide specifically dedicated to how to convert CD to MP3, through which I explained how to proceed using Windows Media Player, the default multimedia player of Windows operating systems, and of iTunes / Music, the program to play and organize music on macOS (as well as on Windows) which I also told you about in the previous step.

How to convert a song to MP3 online

You do not want or can not download new programs on your computer and then you would like me to suggest you some tools through which you can convert a song to MP3 by acting directly online? I'll settle you immediately! Below, in fact, you will find indicated those that in my opinion represent the most useful resources for the purpose in question.

Media.io

Media.io is an online converter, free, very easy to use and working from any browser, which allows you to convert to and from all major audio file formats. Furthermore, to use it, the presence of any particular plugin is not required.

To use Media.io, go to the home page of the service and drag over the songs you want to convert to MP3. Alternatively, you can select them "manually" by clicking on the button capacitor positive (+) lead.

Next, click on the menu Convert all files to che si trova in alto, select the scheda Audio from the menu that appears and then click on the wording MP3. Then start the conversion by pressing the button Convert. If you want, you can also choose to receive a specific notification at the end of the procedure by checking the box Notify me when it is finished and registering for the service.

When the process is complete, press the button Download All located below, to download all the songs converted to MP3 to your computer. If you want, you can also decide to save the MP3s to your account dropboxby clicking on down arrow present next to the button and selecting the appropriate item from the menu that appears.

Convert songs to MP3 from YouTube

Another solution you can consider relying on is YouTube Music, the music streaming service made available directly from YouTube, as evidenced by the name itself, whose database consists of the many music videos present on the famous portal. However, keep in mind that it does not really allow you to convert songs to MP3, but to download the songs available in the format in question.

Basically it is free, but it must be taken into account that in order to download the songs and listen in audio-only mode, even in the background, you have to subscribe to the appropriate subscription at a cost of 9,99 euros / month (or 14,99 euros / month for the family plan usable by 6 people) with the first 30 days of free trial. It should also be considered that the service can be used both by Web that through app for smartphone and tablet, but song downloads are only allowed on mobile devices.

That said, to download and install the YouTube Music app, so you can use it for your purpose, if you own a device Android, visit the relevant section of the Play Store and press the button Install. If, on the other hand, you are using iOS / iPadOS, access the relevant section of the App Store, press the button Get, quindi quello Install and authorize the download via Face ID, touch ID o password dell'ID Apple. Next, launch the application by tapping the button apri appeared on the screen or by tapping on the relative icon which has been added to the home screen.

Once the YouTube Music main screen is displayed, log into your Google account and choose to activate the free trial to use the service (if you have already used it in the past, you will be offered the subscription directly). Press, therefore, on the magnifying glass located at the top right, type the name of the song you want to download or the name of the compilation, playlist or artist of your interest and select the correct suggestion from the list that is shown to you.

On the next screen, tap the button with the down arrow placed under the cover or tap the one with the three dots vertically and select, from the menu that is shown to you, the option Download.

Once the download is complete, you will find the songs in the section Download of the app, which you can access by touching the wording Collection located at the bottom of the display. For more details about how YouTube Music works, you can consult my guide focused specifically on the service.

App to convert a song to MP3

To conclude, as they say, I want to suggest some apps that you can use from your smartphone or tablet to carry out the operation that is the subject of this guide without necessarily having to go through the PC. Below, therefore, you will find reported what I believe to be the most interesting solutions for Android e iOS / iPadOS.

Media Converter (Android)

Stai using a smartphone or tablet Android, the application I recommend you turn to to convert your songs to MP3 is Media converter. It is free, and very simple to use, and allows you to convert video and audio files to and from virtually any format. It also allows you to set the bitrate, sampling and other parameters, all at no cost.

To download and install the app on your device, visit the relevant section of the Play Store and press the button Install. Then start the app by pressing the button apri comparso sullo schermo oppure selecting the relative icon which has just been added to the drawer.

Once the main screen of Media Converter is displayed, select, using the file manager available on the screen, the song on your device that you want to convert, then touch the button Convert to mp3 and wait for the conversion procedure to start and finish. By default, the output file will be saved in the same location as the source file.

Keep in mind that if it is your intention to customize the parameters of the output file, you can do it, before starting the conversion, by tapping the button Expert mode, selecting the item mp3 give menu to tendin Output Profile and adjusting the options relating to duration, quality, etc., through the options on the screen. Next, hit the button Convert.

The Audio Converter (iOS / iPadOS)

If what you are using is an iPhone or an iPad, you can turn to the app The Audio Converter. It is a specific solution for iOS / iPadOS, which, as easily understood from the name itself, allows you to convert audio files, supporting all popular formats. It's free, but to work on files that weigh more than 5 MB, you need to unlock the Premium version, through in-app purchases (at a one-off cost of € 4,49).

To download and install the app on your device, visit the relevant section on the App Store, tap the button Geton that one Install and authorize the download by Face ID, touch ID o password dell'ID Apple. Then start the app by tapping the button apri comparso sullo schermo oppure selecting the relative icon which has just been added to the home screen.

Once the main screen of the app is displayed, indicate where to get the song to convert using the appropriate icons and select the audio file. On the next screen, select the option MP3 Audio (.mp3) give menu to tendin A and press pulsating Converted located at the bottom.

Wait, therefore, for the conversion procedure to be started and completed. Then, choose the location to save the final file, by tapping the button Open in, or press the key Share to, in fact, share the MP3 obtained through WhatsApp, Messenger or other applications.

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