Have you copied some songs that you downloaded from the Internet to your MP3 player but, although they work normally on your PC, you can’t listen to them? There is probably an incompatibility problem between the songs and the device in question, but don’t panic.
By downloading a music converter from the Internet you should be able to transform any song into a standard MP3 file (and thus bypass the obstacle) in a few seconds. It is not difficult.
Install one of the software that I am about to recommend, follow the instructions below and you will see that your portable media player will digest all the songs without problems.
If you are looking for a music converter free, fast and easy to use, don’t think twice and connect to the Fre:ac website. It is an excellent software released under an open source license that allows you to convert all the main audio file formats between them: MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk in a few clicks. It is also available in a portable version that does not need to be installed to work.
To download Music converter for PC, first click on the item Downloads placed in the sidebar of the Fre:ac site and then on the link positioned next to the wording Plain .zip package. Once the download is complete, open the zip archive you just downloaded (eg. freac–1.0.21a-bin.zip), extract the contents to any folder and start the program freac.exe.
Now, drag the songs you want to convert into the program window, then click on the arrow placed next to the symbol play (in the Fre:ac toolbar) and select the format you want to transform the files into. You can choose between: MP3 (Lame MP3 Encoder), FLAC (FLAC Audio Encoders), WMA (Windows Media Audio Encoder), OGG (Ogg Vorbis Encoder) and other formats.
If you need to “rip” an audio CD, go to the menu instead File and select the item Add > Songs from Audio CD from the latter. To change the destination folder of converted songs (the default is Music), click button Browse which is located at the bottom right.
Fre:ac is also available for Mac. You can download it by linking to the section Downloads of the program’s website and clicking on the link next to the item Binary .dmg image. Once the download music converter for macos is complete, open the dmg package you just downloaded (eg. freac–20140223-macosx.dmg) and copy the software to the folder Applications of OS X. Then right click on the Fre:ac icon and select the item You open from the menu that appears to start the app. For the rest, the operation is the one just illustrated for the Windows version of the program.
Another music converter for Windows you can consider is FormatFactory. In reality it is not a software dedicated exclusively to music, but a multimedia converter that can also work with videos and images. In any case, it does its job with audio files very well, ensuring an almost unsettling ease of use. It supports MP3, WMA, FLAC, APE, AAC, WAV, OGG files and more.
To download FormatFactory on your PC, connect to its official website and click on the blue button Downloads twice consecutive. When the download is complete, open the FormatFactory installation package (eg. FFSetup126.96.36.199.exe) and click on first Yup and then up I agree And install. At this point, remove the check mark from the entries related to ask.com (to avoid installing additional browser toolbars) and click on first Next and then up declines And Finish to complete the setup.
To start transforming one or more songs with FormatFactory, start the program, select the tab Audio from the left sidebar and click on the icon relating to the file format in which you intend to transform the songs (eg. MP3s). In the window that opens, click on the button Add files and select all the songs you want to convert. After that, click on the button Edit to select the destination folder of the output files and click on first Okay and then up Go to start processing the tracks.
There are also online converters, which work directly from the browser without installing programs on the computer. One of the best when it comes to music files is Online Convert which supports all major audio formats: MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG, AAC and more.
If you want to try it, connected to its home page, expand the drop-down menu Audio converter and select the file format you want to transform your songs into (eg. Convert to MP3). Then click on the button Browse/Choose Fileselect the song to transform and click on Convert files to start the conversion.
When done, the output file will be downloaded to your PC automatically. If you want, you can also adjust the bitrate of the converted songs and normalize their volume, respectively, by choosing one of the available values in the menu Change audio bit rate and placing a check mark next to the item Normalize sound.