How to Convert Whole Directories Wma to MP3

by Tammy Clevenger ; Updated September 22, 2017

Converting audio files is quick and easy with the right conversion utility. To convert entire directories of audio files -- such as WMA files to MP3s -- the utility must be capable of "batch conversion." Several utilities support batch conversion of audio files. One such batch conversion utility, MediaCoder Audio Edition, is free to download.

Download and install the MediaCoder Audio Edition application (see link in Resources). Run the program.

Click the “Add” button, located in the left corner of the top navigation buttons.

Select “Add Folder” from the context menu.

Navigate to the folder containing the WMA files to be converted. Double-click on the folder to add it to the application interface.

Specify the desired output folder under the “Generic” tab.

Click the “Audio” tab to set the audio-specific properties.

Select “MP3” as the output file type in the Audio section.

Make sure that the “Preserve Original Folder Structure” checkbox is checked. This will ensure that your MP3s will be arranged the same way as the original WMAs.

Adjust any additional audio settings specific to the batch job.

Click the “Start” button at the far right of the top navigation buttons to begin the conversion. MediaCoder uses the term “transcode” for the conversion process. Once the batch conversion is complete, the entire directory of WMAs will have been converted to MP3 files.

Test the new MP3 files in an audio player to ensure that they converted with no errors.

About the Author

Tammy Clevenger works in the I.T. industry while maintaining creative outlets through film making, writing and audio production. She is a published academic author and is an accomplished and certified Project Management Professional.