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How to Convert 3GP to MP3 on Mac/Win (Windows 10 Included)

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

"A friend of mine captured a 3GP video in a concert with his 3G cell phone. I want to extract the video to MP3 and put it into my iPod touch 6. Googling "3GP to MP3" or similar only brings up a lot of unknown video conversion software and unresolved forum posts. Can anyone recommend a trustable 3GP to MP3 converter? Any help/clues would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!"

There are hundreds of apps on the internet claiming that they can convert 3GP to MP3. Some of them do while others don't. For the working ones, FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is one of them.

Aiming to do a great job, FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate can finish the 3GP to MP3 conversion with 6X faster speed as well as keep the original sound quality. We say this program is easy-to-use partly because it has device profile you can select. This is great if you are intend to listen MP3 music on any of your portable player or iOS devices included in the presets.

Below is a step-by-step guide about how to convert 3GP to MP3. Free download the trial version of the program and give it a whirl.


1. Launch FonePaw video converter

Download the program and launch it on your computer after installation. Both Windows version and Mac version are available. Choose the right one for your computer. Now, the application is fully compatible with Mac OS X EI Capitan and Windows 10.

Launch FonePaw Video Converter on Mac

2. Upload 3GP videos to the program

Click "Add" button at the top left of the window to specify which 3GP video file on your computer's hard drive you want to convert to the MP3 audio format. Batch uploading and batch conversion are supported.

Upload 3GP Videos

3. Set up MP3 as output format

Click "Profile" drop-down list, and then choose "MP3 MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)" from "General Audio". Then in "Settings" to tweak every aspect (channel, sample rate, bit rate) of encoding if you like.

Select MP3 as Output Audio Format

If you want to use the resulting MP3 audio to Apple devices like iPad, iPod, iPhone and other portable devices like PSP, Android phones, etc. for convenient playback, you can choose the presets offered for the corresponding device as the output format.

Profile of Apple iPhone

4. Start converting

Check the "Destination" box and click Browse. Now you will need to select an output folder. Once you've got all your settings, click "Convert" button to begin the decoding and encoding.

Start Converting on Mac

You're done! The new MP3 audio file will be stored in the output folder you selected. Now, you can transfer MP3 to iPhone, iPod, iPad or other music players.

Considering that 3GP is not such a popular video format, you can also make use of FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate as a 3GP video converter to convert 3GP to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc. In this way, you can play 3GP videos far more easier on your computer or portable devices.



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