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How to Convert WMA to MP3 Using iTunes on Windows/Mac

by Christine Smith • Jul 23,2019 • Proven solutions

iTunes in addition to media player also supports a number of other functions including file conversion. If you have WMA audio files that you want to convert to MP3 for playback on all types of devices, iTunes works as a decent option. Read this article to learn about how to convert WMA to MP3 using iTunes and its best alternative to convert WMA to MP3 or any other formats on Windows/Mac.

Part 1. How to Convert WMA Files to MP3 Using iTunes

WMA files on your system can be converted to MP3 audio format in decent quality using the iTunes app installed on your Windows or Mac system. iTunes facilitates converting only the non-DRM WMA files and the protected ones from Rhapsody, Zune, Nokia, and others cannot be processed.

Steps on how to convert WMA files to MP3 using iTunes

Step 1: On your system, launch the latest version of the iTunes app.

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Step 2: On the main app interface, browse and open the WMA file to be converted from the Music playlist. Alternatively, you can also add the file to the library if required.

Step 3: Choose the WMA file, click on the File menu and select Convert > Create MP3 Version. The iTunes app will convert the WMA file to MP3 format and upon the process completion, a notification will appear.

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iTunes convert its files in M4A format by default, and the format can be edited by making changes in the preferences. So before following the above steps, on your iTunes Edit menu, select the Preferences option and then click on the Import Settings button from the General tab. A new pop-up window will open from where you can choose MP3 Encoder from the Import Using section. Click on the OK to confirm.

So if someone asks that can iTunes convert WMA to MP3, you now have the answer and also know the process to get it done.

Part 2. Best Way to Convert WMA to iTunes on Windows/Mac

iTunes allows converting WMA files to MP3 format but it is apt only for situations when there are only a few files in small size to be converted. So to convert WMA to iTunes compatible format without any limitations or restrictions professional software like Wondershare UniConverter works best. This versatile program allows adding WMA and other files from your computer as well as directly from a device to be converted to MP3, and all other popular audio formats. Device specific format conversion is also supported by the software to allow playback on the choice of a device without any issues. The files are converted at a super fast speed, in batches, and with lossless quality. You can even transfer the converted files to the desired device for playback.

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Guide to Convert WMA to MP3 Without iTunes on Mac/Windows

Step 1 Add WMA files to Wondershare converter.

Launch Wondershare UniConverter on your system, and click on the +Add Files button from the Convert section to browse and add the WMA files. Files from the connected device can be added by expanding the drop-down options at the +Add Files option.

add WMA files for conversion

Step 2 Choose MP3 as the target format.

The target format supported list can be checked by opening the drop-down options at the Convert all tasks to: tab. From the Audio list, choose MP3 (or any other iTunes supported as required) and the file quality as needed. You can even select the Device specific format for playing on a specific device.

choose output formats for WMA

Step 3 Convert WMA to MP3 without iTunes.

Click on the Convert All button to convert WMA to MP3 on Mac without iTunes. On your system, the converted files can be checked from the location selected at the Output tab. On the software interface, use the Converted tab to manage and transfer the converted files.

convert WMA to MP3 without iTunes

Though iTunes convert WMA to MP3, the solution works only for smaller size files and has many limitations. For professional and easy conversion, free download Wondershare UniConverter on your Windows or Mac system and follow the steps above to have a try.

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