Free HD Video Converter Factory, as its name implies, is a prominent free video transcoding program. But it's virtually qualified for extracting audio from video as well as audio conversion. The intuitive and self-evident GUI makes it stand out from almost all A/V conversion tools of its kind. Click the button below for WMV to MP3 converter download, and let's see how it works.
Step 1. Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory and open "Converter".
Step 2. Drag and drop WMV files into the interface. All files will be listed right there.
Step 3. Press the format profile on the right side to unfold the full list of 500+ optimized presets. Select "MP3" profile under "Audio" category.
Step 4. Designate an output directory on the bottom and press "Run" button to convert WMV to MP3.
Optional: You're allowed to make some basic editing before the conversion gets started, trim or merge music files, modify MP3 bitrates, increase volume, change channel mode, etc. In addition, the built-in Downloader allows you to download and convert VEVO to MP3, save songs/albums/mixtapes/audiobooks from SoundCloud, MixedCloud, YouTube, ReverbNation, Pandora, Bandcamp and 300+ sites.
VLC is not only an all-purpose multimedia player, but also an unexpected aduio/video converter that is capable of Window media video to MP3 conversion. Let's dive more into the how-to guide.
Step 1. Run VLC, click on "Media" menu and select "Convert/Save" option.
Step 2. Click "+ Add" button under "File" tab to load your WMV file. Then click "Convert/Save" button below to proceed.
Step 3. Select "Audio - MP3" option in the drop-down list of "Profile" section.
Step 4. Press "Browse" button to choose a destination folder. Note that you're not allowed to change the destination if you've loaded multiple WMV files for VLC batch conversion. The converted MP3 files will be stored in the same location of the original WMV files.
Step 5. At last, hit "Start" button to convert WMV to MP3.
With "FFmpeg Library" installed, the world-renowned, free and cross-platform audio editor, Audacity can also serve as a WMV to MP3 converter. You're advised to update Audacity to the latest version from https://www.audacityteam.org/, either because LAME MP3 Encoder has been pre-installed or there has been a massive purge of bugs, with over 160 fixes to make Audacity more reliable and robust than ever.
Step 1. Run Audacity, click "Edit" button on top menu bar and open "Preferences" window.
Step 2. Go to "Libraries" option on the left sidebar. Press "Download" button and follow the instructions to install "FFmpeg Library", otherwise, you'll fail to import the WMV file.
Step 3. Restart Audacity once "FFmpeg Library" installation is done, now you're able to drag and drop WMV files into Audacity.
Step 4. Click "File" > "Export" > "Export as MP3", change MP3 name, quality, channel mode at will. Finally, click "Save" button to convert WMV to MP3.
Most people tend to convert WMV to MP3 online without any plug-in or software required. It does help save a lot of trouble and bring a convenient way to complete the conversion. You just upload the WMV files > select MP3 as output format > wait for the uploading and converting process > save the converted MP3 files to local drive.
But in my humble opinion, it's not a desirable way as you have to be confronted with possible privacy and security issues. More than that, it may not be that so efficient due to the limitation of file size, the website server and your Internet connection. But if you insist on that, I've made a list of some reliable online video converters for your reference.
That's it. Remember, if none of the above methods don't work for your WMV to MP3 conversion, the WMV files may be corrupted or encrypted with Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems. You have to repair the WMV video files or ask the original video distributor for help. Thanks for reading!