WAV to MP3 Converter
- Step 1: Select the WAV file you want to convert to MP3 and upload it here.
- Step 2: The conversion process starts automatically after submitting your file.
- Step 3: Wait until everything is complete and download the freshly created MP3 file.
The WAV Format
The Waveform Audio File Format (file extension: WAV) is an invention by Microsoft and IBM for storing an audio bitstream on computers. Its initial release was back in 1991. For encoding audio data, the WAV format uses bitstream encoding with linear pulse-code modulation (LPCM). This approach guarantees excellent audio quality. The Windows Media Player natively supports files in the WAV file format, among other file types.
The MP3 Format
MP3 is the abbreviation for MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 and belongs to the family of Motion Picture Expert Group (MPEG) formats. When creating an MP3, the encoder applies a lossy compression that significantly reduces its file size. When converting your audio stream, our tool always chooses an ideal sample rate concerning the output file size and quality.
Unlimited free conversions
This app is a completely free online tool that allows you to convert between the two most common audio formats. No sign-up is required.
MP3 conversion reduces file size
Save disk space by converting your favorite audio files to MP3. Due to the advanced MPEG compression of this audio format, you can reduce the file size of any audio stream by up to 90%.
Convert between WAV and MP3
Our free audio converter is available online without downloading and installing third-party software. The conversion process usually takes less than 30 seconds, depending on the size of the original data you submit.
Your privacy is important to us. It is part of our service to remove all files from our servers immediately after the audio conversion is complete. No one will ever look at your files.
Why is it a good idea to convert WAV files to MP3?
When we first started using our computers for music, WAV files were the standard, whenever CD quality sound was saved digitally. Soon, that became difficult to maintain. WAV files eat into your storage at an alarming rate. You could save ten times the storage space using MP3s instead.
And, there is support for MP3 by many more devices. Make sure you can carry as much music as possible on your mobile phone or iPod. There is a reason why MP3 has become the standard in storing music: It is just so efficient!
How does MP3 audio compression work?
MP3 uses a smart compression algorithm that removes only such parts of the sound, that the human ear cannot resolve. Therefore, the human ear will not notice the difference when compression an audio stream as MP3! What you get is a much smaller file which still sounds great.
MP3 – The tried and tested format for excellent quality sound
MP3 is a well-known file format that has been trusted and relied on for almost two decades. And, ten times more storage is just too good to pass up. Especially when the sound quality is still as good as it always was. When your music collection is in MP3 you can be sure you are storing it in the most efficient format available. Great sound, great storage, fantastic listening.
WAV to MP3 conversion quality rating
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