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Sample Rate Converter – How to Convert Audio Sample Rate for Better Sharing and Playback

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Updated on Nov 24, 2023

Sample rate is a crucial factor that can affect the audio quality. The most common sampling rate values currently are 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. In this article, we'll share with you a simple yet effecient sample rate converter to resample audio on Windows. Quickly install the tool and follow the steps below:

Q: I am a music lover, and I also create some songs myself as well as share them on various platforms. Some platforms limit the sample rate of audio. Does anyone recommend a simple and practical sample rate converter? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A: Sample rate refers to the number of samples of audio carried per second, measured in Hz or kHz (one kHz being 1 000 Hz) and the higher the sample rate, the more realistic the restoration of the sound is. With that being said, there is no need to go for higher sample rate always. There is a limit of a “practical” sample rate. And according to the Nyquist-Shannon theorem, 44.1 and 48kHz are still considered the standard sample rate value for audio reproduction. Therefore, you can convert the sample rate to 44.1kHz or 48kHz for better sharing.

In the following section, we're going to introduce a beginner-friendly sample rate converter as well as offer a step-by-step tutorial on how to change audio sample rate. Continue reading!

The Easiest Sample Rate Converter on Windows

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a versatile sample rate conversion software that stands out from other competitors, not only for its versatility but also for its ease of use. Thanks to its straightforward and intuitive interface, even a non-tech-savvy can easily change sample rate to 44.1kHz or 48kHz. Some audio formats also include options like 32kHz, 96kHz, and 192kHz. Besides, it enables you to adjust the video settings including frame rate or bit rate, resolution, aspect ratio, etc.

Now free downloadfree download this versatile software and follow the steps below to start converting sample rate.

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How to Convert Sample Rate with the Handy Sample Rate Converter?

How to Use MP3 to 44.1 kHz Converter

Firstly, please free downloadfree download and install WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your PC.

Step 1: Load Source File into Sample Rate Converter

Launch the program and enter the Converter module. And then click on “Add Files” to import source file into the program.

Step 2: Change Sample Rate

Click on output icon and then choose one desired output format like MP3. After selecting your desired output format, then click on Parameter Settings. According to your need, you can convert 48000 Hz to 44100 Hz, or any other desired value. And click “OK”.

Step 3: Start Sample Rate Conversion

Set a file path for the output file and finally click on the “Run” button to convert sample rate to 44.1kHz or 48kHz.

Converting Sample Rate with VLC Media Player

Converting Sample Rate with VLCConverting Sample Rate with VLC

As we all know, VLC is more than just a video player, it also comes with many additional features. For example, VLC can be used as a sample rate converter. Now, follow the tutorial to learn how to use it for converting sample rate.

Step 1: Check if you have VLC installed, if not, please download it from

Step 2: Launch VLC and click “Media > Convert / Save”. Click “Add” on the pop-up window to add the file that you want to change. Hit “Convert / Save” at the bottom.

Step 3: On the next window, select the output audio format from “Profile” drop-down menu. Then click “Settings” icon next to Profile. Choose “Audio codec” and then you can set the sample rate as 8000 Hz, 11025Hz, 22050 Hz, 44100 Hz, and 48000 Hz. And click “Save”.

Step 4: Set destination file from the “Browse” option. Finally, click on “Start” button to finish sample rate conversion.

At last...

The above are two simple and effective sample rate converters and both are worth trying. However, when it comes to the quality and practicality, HD Video Converter Factory Pro wins. It serves as more than a sample rate converter but also can convert video format, download your favorite audio and video from YouTube, Facebook, etc., screen record, and more. Try it out!

BTW, you can check more tutorials below on how to modify audio sample rate/bitrate/channels.

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