How to convert M3U to MP3 file?

September 2017

M3U is a computer file in the format of a text file that stores a multimedia playlist. To play the playlist in MP3 format, one has to download the link embedded in the M3U file by right clicking on the file to open it and then copy the M3U file on a text editor or Notepad. Now, edit the local path of the downloaded file, save it on a local hard disk and then add it to the playlist and open a browser, paste the file and enter. Download the audio song that has been easily converted into mp3 format. Now the converted file is ready to be played on your favorite Music player. M3U files are supported by popular software applications like Winamp, WMP, iTunes.

M3U is a type of file that stores information about music playlists. Originally implemented in WinAMP and actually supported in many applications like Juk, iTunes etc, M3U file format is commonly used for streaming music on the internet. The M3U file contains locations for queuing multiple media files that are to be played.

How to convert M3U to MP3 file?

Manual Method

A simple method that requires no special software:
  • Open the M3U file with Media Player (or add all your M3U files to a single playlist)
  • Select the "File" menu that normally appears on the screen
  • Select "Save As"
  • Choose the destination folder that you created previously
  • Click "Save"

If the manipulation was done correctly, a standard MP3 file will be created now. You only have to repeat the operation as many times as necessary for the full list M3U.

Making use of software

M3U Converter

M3u Converter is MP3 conversion software that converts M3U files to MP3. However it is not limited to conversion as there are many extra feature, such as M3U player and M3U creator. To download this software, go to the website:

Axara Audio Converter

Axara Audio Converter is another audio program currently used for converting several audio files including M3U to MP3 into different audio formats and codecs. A free download is available here:


Published by deri58. Latest update on November 2, 2012 at 04:32 PM by Jeff.
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