How to Convert WAV to MP3 Using Free Switch Audio File Converter

Fit more songs on your portable by converting large WAV files to MP3s

Although the WAV file format (short for Waveform audio) gives you maximum audio quality, file sizes can be huge. This is because the audio stored in WAV files is normally uncompressed. This is great if you are a professional user who requires the highest audio quality possible, but it can be a real hard drive space hog for the typical user.

If you intend on transferring music to an MP3 player, smartphone, etc., then you'll need to convert your WAV files.

In this tutorial, we're going to use Free Switch Audio File Converter (Windows / MAC OSX) to show you how to convert WAV files to MP3s with ease.

For Mac OSX users, also try ALL2MP3 as an alternative.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: setup time – 2 minutes / Audio conversion time – dependent on file size and CPU speed.

Here's How:

  1. Free Switch Audio File Converter Installation Notes: During installation, you can choose not to install the Dealio toolbar. Doing this won't stop the main program from being installed. You may also want to disable the setting to make Yahoo! your default search engine by deselecting this option during installation as well.

  2. Choosing a File to Convert: Click the Add Files button (green + sign) at the top left-hand side of the screen. Navigate to where your WAV file is stored, highlight it using your mouse and then click the Open button to add it to the list. To choose all files in a folder use the Windows keyboard shortcut: [CTRL]+[A] keys.

  1. Setting the Output Format Parameters: To set the format parameters, click the down-arrow next to the Output Format option -- this is near the bottom of the program's screen. You will now see a list of formats to choose from -- click the MP3 option.

  2. Converting a WAV file to MP3: To start the process of converting your WAV files to MP3s, click on the Convert button.

    What You Need:

    • Free Switch Audio File Converter software program
    • WAV audio files
    • Free hard drive space for converted MP3 files
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