How to Convert WMA to MP3 on Mac OS X (El Capitan)

By Emily Watson, Sunday, Jan. 03, 2016

Question: My friend sent me a load of great songs ripped from his old CDs. The problem is that all these songs are in WMA format which cannot be played in iTunes on my Mac. Can you convert a wma file to mp3 on a Mac?

Analyze: Windows Media Player is the default application for ripping CDs on Windows and, of course, the default output is WMA (Windows Media Audio). You can convert WMA to MP3 with iTunes on Windows, but you can't convert a WMA on your Mac with iTunes or with Audacity.

Solution: FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate (Mac) can convert WMA to MP3 on Mac (EI Capitan), provided the WMA is NOT DRM protected. It is darn easy. First download the program by clicking the icon below, then launch it. Now, add the WMA files you want to convert and select "MP3" as output format. Next, click "Convert" to finish WMA to MP3 conversion.

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Note: You can't convert DRM protected WMA on Mac. Read your licensing agreement that you received when you purchased your DRM protected WMA tracks.

3 Steps to Convert WMA to MP3 on Mac

1. Add WMA files

Start the WMA converter for Mac program and click "Add" button on the toolbar to add WMA files you want to convert. If you have a folder full of WMA files, click on "Add Folder".

Add WMA Video Files

2. Choose MP3 format

When all files have been added, you will need to select MP3 format. Click on "Profile" drop-down. In the "General Audio" category choose your wanted audio format. For example, to convert WMA, WMA Lossless to MP3 on Mac, choose "MP3 – MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)" as the profile. Then click on "Browse…" to pick the output directory.

Choose MP3 Format As Audio Output

3. Start Conversion

When everything is ready, click "Convert" to start converting WMA files to MP3. When the process is end, you can play WMA files on Mac without error.

Start WMA to MP3 Conversion on Mac

Trust me, if want to save yourself the trouble of playing WMA on Mac, just download FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate (Mac) and install it on your MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac. You can convert WMA to any audio format you need.

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