Free WAV to MP3 Converter

Great utility for transitioning sound files between the two formats

  • Category Converters
  • Program license Free
  • Version 1.67
  • Size 4.7 MB
  • Works under: Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows 2000
  • Program available in English
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Free WAV to MP3 Converter is a free Windows program that converts WAV files to MP3 files via a fast and accurate process.

If you have one or more WAV files that you need to convert to the MP3 format, Free WAV to MP3 Converter is an excellent tool that can handle the job fast and accurately. The MP3 files created with this app can be stored on your PC and take up a lot less space than those WAV files, or they can be used with your MP3 player, smartphone and a host of other devices.

Free WAV to MP3 Converter does one thing, and it does it well. The first thing any user wants out of a converter is precision, and this program converts to MP3 without any loss of fidelity beyond what would be expected from the MP3 format. The second thing any use wants is speed, and this conversion process usually takes mere seconds per file. That’s even true on older hardware, and if your hardware is more modern, you can convert most WAV files to MP3 in the blink of an eye.

Free WAV to MP3 Converter offers a large Add Files button on its somewhat basic and outdated UI. Click it to use the file manager to navigate to the WAV files you want to convert. You can select a single WAV file, multiple WAV files or a directory. If you select a folder, the application will add all WAV files in that directory into the queue. Unfortunately, the program doesn’t support selecting a folder and then recursively searching all subfolders for WAV files, which would be a nice touch.

The default output quality is 128kbps. That value is generally a standard, or you can decrease it as low as 64 and raise it as high as 320 for maximum quality but also added file size. There is, however, no option to set quality on a per-file basis, so if you want files to output to different qualities, you’ll need to manually perform separate batches.

The output path of the process will be the destination path of any particular file by default, but you can also change that to any accessible destination. Again, it isn’t possible to set this value on a per-file basis, so if you change it, your only option is to have all files in the batch output there. Overall, however, Free WAV to MP3 Converter handles batches very well. It converts a hundred files as well as it converts just one, and you can feel free to run the program unattended.

Perhaps the biggest issue with Free WAV to MP3 Converter is that it just performs a singular task. The most common use for this program is likely the conversion of WAV files that have been ripped from an audio CD, but most software that rips music from CD has MP3 conversion. So who is the program for? It’s hard to say, but if you are that person, then Free WAV to MP3 Converter is certainly a good option.


  • Fast WAV to MP3 conversion
  • Set output bitrate
  • Handles batching


  • Focus may be too narrow
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