If you want to convert audio files in lossless or rarely used formats, videos, or audio track in online movies to MP3 format, then this article is for you, with these free audio converters, you can convert any media files to MP3 format with ease, for instance, MP4 to MP3, FLV to MP3, AVI to MP3, MPEG4 to MP3, FLAC to MP3, WAV to MP3, WMA to MP3, AAC to MP3, M4A to MP3, OGG to MP3.
1. VLC Media Player( Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux )
VLC Media Player is the best media player in the world, it enables to play everything, cut videos, convert videos to images, or convert videos and audios to another format( e.g. MP4, ASF, MP3, WAV ).
Converting video or audio files to MP3 format with VLC is deadly easy, just follow this tutorial to get jobs done, please notice that you should set the player to no loop state before conversion, otherwise it will perform the conversion process repeatedly.
2. Free Sound Recorder( Windows )
Free Sound Recorder is not a general audio converter, this free audio recorder could capture your own voice, online streaming music( e.g. spotify, deezer, pandora, etc. ), and any other audio stream from your sound card directly and save them as MP3, OGG, WMA or WAV files.
So if you only have one or two video or audio files to convert, Free Sound Recorder is a great option, just play your media files( or free online movies ) with your favourite media player, then record the section you love to a new MP3 file.
3. iWisoft Free Video Converter( Windows )
iWisoft Free Video Converter is one of my favouritest app, it can convert HD videos and audios to any other format, furthermore, it offers the ability to split, crop, clip, & merge video and audio files.
Optimized presets make it easy to generate audio & video files for your iPhone, iPod, PSP, PS3, BlackBerry, Wii, and DVD devices.
iWisoft Free Video Converter can also be used to convert video files to high quality animated GIF pictures, it’s the best multimedia converter I’ve ever found.
4. HandBrake( Windows, Mac, Linux )
HandBrake is an open source, multiplatform video transcoder that could convert any type of video and audio files to MP3, MP4, FLAC and other formats.
5. Online-Convert( Online )
Online-Convert is a stable and reliable website that could convert over 50 video and audio formats to MP3 file, it can also trim or normalize your audio files, or change the bitrate & sampling rate of them.
6. FormatFactory( Windows )
FormatFactory supports virtually any audio, video & image formats, it allows to convert single files or entire directories to another format( MP3, MP4, FLAC, H264, MIDI, FLV, 3GP, AVI, SWF, AMR, WAV, JPG, GIF, ICO, etc. ) with customize settings( quality, size, bitrate, FPS, etc. ) and reduce the file size at the same time, and it supports file formats for iPhone, iPod, PSP, and BlackBerry.
7. KMPlayer( Windows )
KMPlayer is a super alternative to VLC media player, it supports any video and audio formats out there, and allows to capture audio, video or static frames from the stream, making it possible to convert any video or audio to mp3 format.
8. Pazera Free Audio Extractor( Windows )
Pazera Free Audio Extractor is a completely free portable application which could extract audio track from video files, and convert audio files to popular formats like MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, AC3, etc.
During the encoding process, it could increase or decrease the volume of your audio file, you can also set the start and end time offset, that’s to say, it allows to extract a portion of your audio file and save it as another format.
9. XMedia Recode( Windows )
XMedia Recode is an excellent freeware designed to convert video and audio files from one format to another, it supports a large range of file formats( e.g. 3GP, FLAC, DVD, MP3, MP4, MPEG-4, MOV, OGG, SWF, AVI, etc. ), and comes with many built-in profiles, making it easy for both amateurs and pros to perform the conversion task.
10. Audacity( Windows, Mac, Linux )
This free open source audio editor allows to edit flac, wav, mp3, ogg, aiff files and save them as mp3 format. In addition, it supports recording audio stream from your sound card and save it as a MP3 file.
11. Fre:ac( Windows, Mac, Linux )
Fre:ac is a free, open source, lightweight and easy to use CD ripper and audio converter that supports various formats such as mp3, mp4, flac, wav, etc. It supports batch conversion, and works on Windows, Mac OS X as well as Linux.
12. WinLAME( Windows )
WinLAME is an open source audio converter that allows to convert WAV, MP3, FLAC, WMA, ASF, AIFF and more formats to MP3, WMA, WAV, AIFF and OGG format.
13. LameXP( Windows )
LameXP is a freeware similar to WinLAME.
14. Freemake Free Audio Converter( Windows )
Freemake Free Audio Converter does exactly as it sounds, it’s designed to convert most common video and audio formats to mp3, flac, m4a, wav, wma, aac, ogg format. More things you can do:
- Join multiple audio files into a single one.
- Burn MP3 discs and Audio CD.
- Convert audio files to the formats for iPad, iPhone, iPod.
15. Media Cope( Windows )
This freeware is a swiss army knife, it allows to:
- Cut, crop, join video files( e.g. mp4, wmv, mov, etc. )
- Cut, join audio files( e.g. mp3, flac, wav, m4a, etc. )
- Convert videos to audio files.
- Convert audio files from one format to another.