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9 Ways to Convert Audio on Mac

There may come a time when you need your audio file in a particular format, for example, you want to put it onto an audio CD or a portable music player. Thus, you will need a specialized program for audio conversion. Free Audio Converter for Mac is just what you need and it can perform audio conversion between a variety of different audio file formats including WAV, MP3, WMA, FLAC, AAC, OGG, ALAC, etc.

Here listed 9 ways to convert audio on Mac:


1. Convert Auido on Mac with Free Audio Converter for Mac

Free Audio Converter for Mac can guarantee fast audio conversion with excellent output quality. The output formats and quality are fully optional to suit your needs. First, you need to install Free Audio Converter for Mac.

Free Audio Converter for Mac


Step 1. Input Audio

After launching Free Audio Converter for Mac, click "Open" and in the activated window choose the audio file for conversion, then click "Open".

Free Audio Converter for Mac

Step 2. Choose Output Format

After that, a series of video profiles will be listed in the dropdown menu of "Please choose a profile", choose "MP3" as the output format. To quickly find the format needed, just input the format in the box of "Search profile".

Choose Output Format

Step 3. Start Audio Conversion

Click "Convert" to start audio conversion. To find the converted audio after the process, just click "Open" and the output audio is in the source folder with the name of "xxx_1.mp3".

In "Trim" tab, you can trim the audio file to get what you want. If needed, in "Audio Filter" tab you are allowed to specify the value of volume and echo.

Start Audio Conversion

2. iTunes

If you have audio files in your iTunes library, using iTunes to do some audio conversions is a good choice. But many of the audio formats iTunes doesn't support—notably like FLAC, Shorten and Ogg Vorbis.

iTunes

3. Mac OS X Finder

Mac OS X Finder can be used as an audio converter but the fact is that it can only accept AIFF, AIFC, Sd2f, CAFF, or WAVE files and can only output to four AAC presets. So, this method is somewhat limited compared to other audio converters.

Mac OS X Finder

4. QuickTime

QuickTime is the default media player on OS X and from it you can export audio to a specific format like iTunes. You can also use the regular export dialog to export to a more general format. Though Mac OS X now includes built-in encoding tools to perform conversions of video to audio, you can also extract an audio track from a movie by using QuickTime Player.

QuickTime

5. Online Conversion

The great thing about online audio conversion is that no downloads are needed and there is not any buried features, it's simple and you'll wind up with the audio format you need finally. But online video converters may come with some drawbacks like internet connection, ads, and limitation to the file size, amount, format, etc.

Online Conversion

6. VLC Media Player

For those who happen to have VLC media player installed on their Mac, there is no need to install another program to convert audio files. It can convert from one audio format to another.

VLC Media Player

7. Switch Plus Audio Converter

There are a number of programs that can convert audio files from one format to another. Switch Plus can be one of your choices. Although it manages many common audio formats, this is not a preferred method for those who are discerning about audio quality, but hopefully it can help someone out in a pinch.

Switch Plus Audio Converter

8. Oceanaudio Audio Editor

As a professional audio editor program, Oceanaudio can also be used as an audio converter. What you need to do is import the audio file first and then save it to the format wanted. Many rare formats will not be supported when saving the audio files.

Oceanaudio Audio Editor

9. RecordPad Sound Recorder

With RecordPad Sound Recorder, users need to record the audio first and then save the recording into MP3. It will be unpractical for those people who just want to convert a local audio file into MP3.

RecordPad Sound Recorder

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