Converting podcasts to MP3 files is necessary if you want to enjoy them on wider platforms. Many software programs today allow you to do such conversion with ease. And in the following guide, I will introduce the best two ways to convert podcast to MP3 in detailed steps. Just read and follow.
A safe and easy method I found to convert Podcasts to MP3 is through using HD Video Converter Factory Pro, a fast conversion program for audio and video. It supports converting audio/video podcasts to MP3, WAV, and 500 more profiles in batch mode. Besides, you can also split, merge audio files, change audio bitrate and more with this software. The tutorial of how to convert podcasts to MP3 with this software is given below. Follow the instructions and start your conversion.
Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the “Converter.” Click “+ Add Files” to import the podcast(s) into the converter. You can also drag and drop the file(s) into the program directly.
Tips: The program includes a downloader program that may work as a podcast downloader to download podcast to MP3. All you need is to copy and paste the URL of the podcast episode into the downloader and choose the podcast audio to download. But keep in mind that it cannot download copy-protected materials.
On the right side of the workspace, click the format image to open the output format library. Select “MP3” under the Audio tab.
Tips: There are many other formats available in the format library, such as MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, WAV, FLAC, AAC, YouTube, iPhone, Android, TV, etc. You can choose any of your preferred profiles.
For advanced users, you can continue to change audio parameters, such as audio channels, audio bitrate, sample rate, and volume, in the “Parameter settings” before conversion. Or you can leave it as default and the program will smart fit the best settings for your file. When everything is ready, click the bottom triangle button to set an output folder and hit “Run” to convert your podcasts to MP3 files.
iTunes has now evolved from a basic music player to multi-purpose media software, and it can help you convert podcast to MP3 as well. The below tutorial shows you exactly how to convert podcasts to MP3 with iTunes.
Step 1. Open iTunes. If you haven’t got one on your device, download the latest correct version of iTunes from https://www.apple.com/itunes/.
Step 2. On the top menu bar, click “File” > “Add File to Library…” (Or press “Ctrl + O”) to import the podcast files into iTunes.
Step 3. Still on the menu bar, go to “Edit” > “Preferences…” (Press “Ctrl + ,”) to open the “General Preferences” window.
Step 4. Under the General section, click “Import Settings…” and change the encoder to “MP3 Encoder” from the “Import Using” drop-down options. You can continue to set quality for your MP3 audio from the “Setting” drop-down list. Then click “OK” to save the changes.
Tips: If you are encoding from a lossless source (WAV, FLAC, AIFF), make sure to select a higher bitrate for a better-quality output file.
Step 5. Go back to the iTunes library and select the podcast file. If there are multiple files, press “Ctrl” and click to select all the files you want to convert.
Step 6. On the top menu bar, click “File” > “Convert” > “Create MP3 Version” to begin the conversion. When it is complete, an MP3 version of the file will appear in the library.
There are online audio converters exist to help you convert podcast files to MP3 format without installing any software or plug-ins. Such online services include Online-convert, Online Audio Converter, and more. Simply upload your podcast to one such platform, choose MP3 as output format, then convert and download the MP3 file.
With the recommended converter program introduced in the first method, you can easily batch convert podcasts to any audio formats you want. Download Download the flexible podcast converter and try it now.
That’s all for how to convert podcasts to MP3 in the two simple ways. Get your favorite audio converter and try to convert a podcast to an MP3 file now!