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How to Convert Windows Media to MP3

Windows media player is a popular player used on Microsoft based PCs. This player is compatible with multiple formats and includes its own format made precisely for the player: Windows Media Audio, which operates with the (.wma) extension. While the quality of the sound is impressive; the format is not necessarily compatible in most kinds of music players. Therefore converting WMA to the more widely used MP3 format is much easier especially when the audio is needed for an external portable audio player.

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MP3 is one of the most compatible formats still being used at present and offers a comparatively space efficient method of music storage. You will not need an extra converter if you are currently utilizing Windows Media Player.

It offers a conversion tool to make the process relatively simple. However, if you are using a different operating system then you may have to search online for an appropriate converter. Despite this conversion should not be difficult with most of the programs that are created for this purpose.

Generally they are not hard to use and will perform the process just as effectively. For the purpose of this demonstration Windows Media Player will be utilized to carry out the conversion.


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    • o to the [Library] tab and choose [Playlists] from this menu found on the left.
    • Choose the [Create Playlist] option and then put in the name for your playlist and press the enter button on your computer.
    • You can now start to browse the computer for WMA files. Once you have located the files you would like to use, use the [Shift] button located at either side of the letters on your keyboard to choose each file to be used.
    • When you have selected all the files release the [Shift] button and drag the files that you have chosen to the panel to your right, which will be clearly labeled [Drag items here to add them to your new playlists].
    • Place you blank CD in the empty CD ROM.
    • Select the [Burn] tab and ensure that the [Audio CD] option is selected. Then you will need to click [Burn “your playlist name”] to drive. You won’t need to worry that you may not realize when the process is done, the CD should instantly be ejected from the drive when completed.
    • When the CD is bunt it will eject as said previously put it back into the drive and prevent it from playing.
    • Now you will enter the [Rip] tab, go to the [More Options] and choose MP3 as the new output file. You may change the destination location or try to remember the default folder where it will be stored.
    • When you have selected all the files you may re-enter the [Rip] tab and choose [Rip “CD Name”].
    • When it is completed go to the folder where it is stored and then playback to make sure it was completed satisfactorily.

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