Sunday, August 10, 2014


Do I feel stupid.  My webcam produces wma output files ,but converting these to mpeg seems beyond me at the moent.


R said...

Don't know how this works on anything but windows, but Pazera has a suite of converters for free.

I sure am hoping I read your dilemma right there about converting an extant file.

rfb said...


Two ways:


1 Download iTunes, agree to the terms of use, install, and open. Open the WMA file by dragging it into the iTunes library.

2 Click "iTunes" and "Preferences" to bring up the "General" settings. Click on "Import Settings" in the lower right corner of the screen. Choose either "AIFF Encoder" or "WAV Encoder." Either will work when brought into QuickTime later. Click "OK" twice to exit.

3 Right-click on your WMA file in iTunes. Select "Create AIFF Encoder" or "WAV Encoder" (whichever you chose previously). Your new file will appear under the old file.

4 Download and install QuickTime Player. Click on "File" and "Open File ..." Locate your new AIFF or WAV file and choose "Open." Your file will open in a new QuickTime player.

5 Click "File" and "Export." Choose "Movie to MPEG-4" in the "Export:" icon bar. Click "Save."


Use the latest version of RealPlayer, which includes a WMA to MP3 file converter, you can turn those WMA files into MP3s

1. Start by downloading your WMA files to your computer and saving them to your RealPlayer library.

2. Open RealPlayer and select Music from the Library. There, in the music section, you will conveniently find all the WMA files that you have added to the RealPlayer library. Select the file that you want to covert.

3. Once you have selected the file you want, click on it and then select More from the pop-up menu. Next, select the Convert To option. Your selected file will appear in the pop-up conversion box.

4. Click on the Click To Select A Device button and choose MP3 Audio Only from the drop down menu. If you want to save the converted music file someplace other than in RealPlayer, you can make that selection by clicking the drop down menu under Save In (located just below the Click To Select A Device button).

5. Select OK and then press the big green Start button that appears at the bottom of the screen. Within seconds the file will be converted. You will know the conversion is complete when you see the Conversion Complete box pop-up. Press the OK button to finish the process.