When you rip a CD to your computer's hard drive, you may be baffled by the format your music software rips the files in. Standard CD sound formats include AAC files and AIFF files, which usually use zero audio compression, resulting in massive file size but high audio quality. In order to use these files in other applications, you may want to convert them into more useful formats, such as the WAV and MP3 extensions. Multiple online tools can perform these conversion for free.
Load Zamzar in your browser of choice (see Resources).
Click "Choose File" and find the audio file. After, select MP3 or WAV as your audio output format.
Enter your email and click "Convert." You'll receive a message in your email inbox containing a file download link.
Launch Mediaconverter in your favorite browser (see Resources).
Click "Upload a file" and find the file you wish to convert. Next, select WAV or MP3 as your target sound format.
Click "Start" to change the file into a WAV or MP3. Once the conversion finishes up, click the provided download link to receive your new song file.
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