Part 1: Brief Introduction of MP3 Format
MP3 – you keep hearing it all over. But what is MP3 format exactly?
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) is an audio coding format which solves a good technical problem - it greatly reduces the size of an audio file without a corresponding decrease in fidelity and perceived audio quality. Usually, An MP3 file that is created using the setting of 128 Kbit/s will result in a file that is about 11 times smaller than the original audio source. MP3 becomes very popular both as a music format and a player mostly because of its portability and size. Besides, since MP3 files are small and high-fidelity, they are easy to transfer by downloading and e-mailing. Yes, it is very convenient to share.
Part 2: Why Choose MP3 format
When space is an issue, choose MP3 format. If you are storing data on flash drives, mobile devices, or portable audio players, choose MP3. Also, if you don't have time to watch a video, use a MP3 video converter to turn a video file into an audio track. Then, transfer it to an MP3 player or your mobile phone and start listening to great music or tunes wherever you want.
Part 3: What is Best MP3 Video Converter
To convert video and audio to MP3, a MP3 video converter tool is needed. FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate do the job well in extracting audio tracks from video clips and converting them to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC and many other audio formats for ringtones, notifications, tunes and songs. The resulting audio is supported on everything from Apple to Android devices and the diverse bulk of media players in between. Also, you can convert some big and daunting lossless audios such as FLAC, WAV and AIFF quickly to more lightweight MP3. Last but not the least, FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate allows you to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Google, Dailymotion, Howcast, and Yahoo, and then convert them to MP3.
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Part 4: How to Convert Video/ Audio to MP3
1. Import files to the program
After running the program on your computer, click "Add File" to upload the video or audio files you want to convert to MP3 to the program. You can add multiple files and convert them in batch since batch conversion is supported.
2. Clip audio & video segments (Optional)
You can clip the source video or audio files to get the part you need to convert to MP3, so you are able to make your own ringtone or other needed music clips. Just choose the file you want to trim and click "Clip" button in the top tool bar.
3. Set MP3 as the output format
Choose the file you want to convert to MP3, and then click "Profile" > "General Audio". Choose MP3 - MPEG Layer-3 (*.mp3) as the output format.
Tips: Click "Settings" beside the "Profile", you can adjust audio codec, audio bitrates, sample rate, audio channel etc. to customize the output audio.
4. Set the output folder
In the Destination line, click "Browse" to select the save location for the resulting file(s).
5. Start conversion
The last step is to click the "Convert" button to start the MP3 video conversion immediately. The progress bar will show you how much time is left for the conversion. After conversion, get the converted files by clicking "Open Folder" directly.
With FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate, you can easily convert video clips or audio files to MP3. Actually, this software also allows you to convert MP3 to other audio formats, such as M4A and AIFF for Apple devices, WMA, M4A for Sony devices, lossless formats including AIFF, FLAC, AU, ALAC,WAV and other common audio formats, such as AAC, AC3, OGG, WMA, M4B and more. There should be one you need.