Converting podcasts to MP3 files is a good start 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.
A safe and easy method I found to convert Podcasts to MP3 is through using Free HD Video Converter Factory, a free program designed to handle various kinds of video and audio conversions in high efficiency. It can help you fast convert audio podcasts and even video podcasts to MP3, WAV, and other 500+ profiles easily. The tutorial of how to convert podcasts to MP3 with this software is given below. Follow the instructions and start your conversion.
Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory 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.
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 “Run” to start the conversion.
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.
That’s all for how to convert podcasts to MP3 with two simple and free converters. If you have any questions during your conversion process, please feel free to contact me via Twitter. I’ll be glad to help. Thanks for reading!