Wav to MP3 conversion? Windows Media Player?

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    I have my music sound-file completed in wav format and want to convert it to MP3, and I do NOT want to burn a CD. Windows Media Player is supposed to do it, but no luck so far. Anybody got a suggestion? It's "BTO-new", and it plays just fine as a wav file. Thanks much.

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    Google. There are lots of them online
     
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    Lots of viruses too. The first 5 or so had virus warnings from the internet community. I put in about 2 hours of research and I'm going with audacity, for a safe hacker-free download... yehiiii :):):) https://www.quora.com/Is-Audacity-safe-to-download

     
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    Exact Audio Copy with LAME encoder
     
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    I recommend VLC player. It's a great player for both audio and video, it converts files and it is free.
     
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    I love VLC player for playing anything. How do you convert files with it?
     
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    Go under media and near the bottom there is a Convert / Save option.
     
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    I have used VLC for years and never knew it could do that. Thanks!
     
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    Yeah, it's pretty nice. I don't use it much but you can convert video files to mp3 as well. I've used it a couple of time to take a video from youtube and turn it just into a mp3 file.
     
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    Audacity has a MP3 converter you can add in.
     
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    iTunes does it, and it's free (lots of conversion options). If I recall, you select import settings to MP3, then you convert.
     
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    I have used GoldWave for years. Great 2-track audio editor and converter.
     
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    Windows Media Player is certainly quirky. This may not help the OP but I feel is an interesting anecdote. I had something a while back, some kind of audio file that WMP said couldn't be played. Oddly, it could be burned onto a CD, so I burned a disc yanked it out of one tray, stuck it in the other, and ripped the audio off it. That's Windows for ya.
     
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    I think Audacity is a great tool.
     
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    I've used dBpoweramp for many years and it works perfectly. I like how it's always under the right-click menu instead of having to open the program in its own window; just hover over selected audio files, right-click, and select "convert to". Maybe a lot of converters are like this, but it's been so many years since I've used another that I'm unaware.
     
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    Audacity will do that and a whole lot more, and it's free and has no malware.
     
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