Saturday, March 19, 2016

How to Convert an MP3 URL to a WMA Music Code

Millions listen to MP3 audio files every day on portable music devices. Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images Several audio formats exist to make files smaller and compatible with proprietary software. MP3 files are condensed files that make it possible to stream and send music over the Internet quickly. Some audio quality is lost when listening to an MP3 file, but the trade-off is that the music is more compact and easier to share online. WMA is a format created by Microsoft for its media player applications.

Step 1 Download the MP3 from the URL. Right-click on the song file name and select "Save As." Save it to a place where you can easily find it.

Step 2 Download Audacity. Install it by opening the compressed file and double-clicking on the application icon. The setup wizard will guide you through the installation process.

Step 3 Start Audacity by double-clicking on the application icon.

Step 4 Drag the MP3 file from the website URL to the Audacity work desk. It will import the file.

Step 5 Select "Export..." under the "File" menu. In the Format drop-down menu, select WMA as the export format.

Step 6 Click "OK" to close the dialog box and your MP3 file will be converted to a WMA file.

Do not illegally download copyrighted materials. Make sure you have the legal authority to change the file type. This tutorial will work only if the URL ends in .mp3.