Convert .wma to .wav and .mp3 on Linux

This is a little trick on how to convert music files in Windows Media Audio (WMA) format into wave file (WAV) and MPEG Layer-3 (MP3) format.

In order to use this technique, these prerequisites are needed to be install.
mplayer ,win32 codecs and lame

Then follows these step:
1. Use Mplayer to convert wma to wav
mplayer -ao pcm:file-name-in-wav.wav file-name-in-wma.wma

2. Use Lame to convert wav to mp3
lame file-name-in-wav file-name-in-mp3.mp3

There are many Lame properties: use lame --help for more detail.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s