The file type with .xa extension is probably strange to the majority of people, it's actually an audio file format used by a famous life simulation video game - The Sims. As you might guess, XA file is not recognized and supported by our frequently-used music players and devices. So in this post, I'll elaborate on 3 cushy methods of how to convert XA to MP3 for good compatibility in common use. Read on!
Kevincy | Jun 24, 2021
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Solution 1 - Free Desktop XA to MP3 Converter

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Step 1. Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory and open "Converter".

Step 2. Click "Add Files" button in the top-left corner to import all your XA files. Alternatively, simply drag and drop them into the converter window.

Step 3. Press the Format Profile on the right side to unfold the full list of 500+ ready-made presets. Select "MP3" under "Audio" category, and you can also choose any other mainstream audio format right there, such as WAV, FLAC, ALAC, etc.

Step 4. Specify a destination folder to save the converted MP3s, lastly, press "Run" button to convert XA to MP3 with ease.


Optional: Before you start the conversion, you're allowed to make some basic editing, trim or merge music files, adjust MP3 bitrates, increase volume, change channel mode, etc.

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Solution 2 - VLC Media Player

I've tried to play XA files with some regular music players like Windows Media Player, Groove Music, iTunes, AIMP, Winamp, Foobar2000, etc., but none of them work for playing XA audio. Instead, to my surprise, VLC Media Player is capable of XA audio playback without a hitch. More than that, VLC can also serve as a free XA to MP3 converter. Now I'll guide you through the conversion process step by step. If you haven't installed VLC yet, get the latest version from official website: https://www.videolan.org/.


Step 1. Run VLC and click "Media" button on top menu bar and select "Convert/Save" option to pop up the "Open Media" window.

Step 2. Under "File" tab, click "+ Add" button to import your XA audio file. Then click "Convert/Save" button below.


Step 3. Select "Audio - MP3" option in the drop-down list of "Profile" section. Press "Browse" button to choose a destination directory.

Step 4. At last, click on "Start" button to convert XA to MP3.

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Solution 3 - Online XA to MP3 Converter

For those people who don't want to install any application on the computer, Online XA to MP3 Converter is also a good choice if you only have several XA audio with small file size. I've listed some workable and well-regarded websites for your reference. You can get the conversion done with similar steps: upload your XA file > select MP3 as output format > start uploading and converting > download converted MP3 to local drive.


1. https://convertio.co/xa-mp3/

2. https://anyconv.com/xa-converter/

3. https://online-audio-converter.com/

4. https://www.onlineconverter.com/mp3


Video Tutorial - How to Convert XA to MP3?


Final Words...

Once you get the hang of the three simple solutions to XA to MP3 conversion, the workflow is also applicable to other video or audio format conversion. If this tutorial is helpful to settle your problem, don't forget to share via your social media. See you in the next post.

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