“I just got some WAV audio files and I need to convert these WAV files to MP3 format so I can play it on my MP3 player, any idea how I can find a WAV to MP3 converter for Mac?”

To convert WAV to MP3 Mac users actually have quite a few different ways, like online audio converter, iTunes and 3rd-party mac WAV to MP3 converter software. But it’s for sure that converting WAV to MP3 Mac users would have to accept the quality loss during conversion because WAV is essentially lossless. But sometimes it could depend on the converter you are using because some converters are able to convert audio files without much of quality loss. In this post you could find a few ways to convert WAV to MP3 Mac OS could perform.

Solution 1: Use iTunes to Convert WAV to MP3 on Mac

To convert WAV to MP3 the most direct and simple way is to use iTunes. As you know iTunes could be an audio player as well as an audio converter and fortunately it supports both WAV and MP3 files. iTunes is probably the most convenient free WAV to MP3 converter Mac users could find. So you could probably save both time and energy by using iTunes to convert WAV to MP3 on Mac.

For some reason, Apple hides the settings of iTunes’ encoders in a relatively deep layer in iTunes which makes it kinda hard to find and it could drive some people crazy trying to find it. But as long as you can find the settings, the WAV to MP3 conversion process is fairly easy. Just follow the steps below to use iTunes to convert WAV to MP3 Mac.

  • Step 1: Run iTunes, go to iTunes>Preferences>General
  • Step 2: Click Import Settings, and then click Import Using, Choose MP3 Encoder from the Pop-up menu.
  • Step 3: Go back to the iTunes library, add WAV files to the library, choose those you want to convert to MP3, and then click Files>Create New Version>Create MP3 Version, and the WAV to MP3 conversion will start automatically.

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Solution 2: Use Professional WAV to MP3 Converter Mac to Convert WAV to MP3 on Mac

Other than iTunes, you can seek help from third-party converter software. I would recommend Leawo WAV to MP3 Converter Mac to you. Leawo WAV to MP3 Converter Mac, usually known as Leawo Video Converter for Mac, is one of the best WAV to MP3 converter Mac users could find that’s capable of converting all kinds of video and audio files.

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Check out the instructions below to see how to use Leawo Video Converter for Mac to convert WAV to MP3:

Load source files

Step 1: Import source file

Run Leawo Video Converter for Mac, click Video Converter tag to load the converter. Click Add File button or drag and drop the WAV files to the interface to import source files.

Choose output format

Step 2: Set default output format

Click the button on the left of the green Convert button on the upper section of the main interface. And click Change to enter the Profile panel. Go to Format>Common Audio and find MP3 tag. Click it to set it as the default output format.

Choose output format

Step 3: Adjust Parameters

Click the button mentioned in Step 2 again and click Edit button to enter the Profile Setting panel where you can customize the parameters of the output format you choose before. When you finish this step, go back to the interface.

Start the conversion

Step 4: Start the conversion

Click the green Convert button on the upper right section of the interface and there would be a sidebar coming out from the right side of the interface. Set the directory for the output file on the sidebar and click the Convert button below to activate the conversion.

To convert WAV to MP3 Mac users also have other alternatives. Below are some converters similiar to Leawo Video Converter for Mac for your reference.

Solution 3: Use Professional WAV to MP3 Music Recorder Mac to Record WAV to MP3 on Mac

Leawo Music Recorder for Mac, acting as professional WAV to MP3 music recorder, could easily record WAV audio files and then save in MP3 format on Mac so as to realize the WAV to MP3 conversion in simple clicks. You only need to play back WAV files on your Mac computer, then this WAV to MP3 recorder software could record WAV to MP3 on Mac with little quality loss.

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☉ Record any music file from computer stream audio and built-in input audio.

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☉ Schedule music recording via the internal recording task scheduler.

☉ Automatically/manually add and complete music tags like artist, album, cover, genre, etc.

How to Record WAV to MP3 on Mac with Leawo Music Recorder for Mac?

You need to download and install Leawo Music Recorder for Mac on your computer. Then launch it for recording. Get source WAV audio files ready for recording and converting.

Step 1: Set Audio Source

Click the mic icon on the bottom left corner and choose "Record Computer Audio" option since you need to record WAV files and convert WAV MP3 on Mac.

set audio source

Step 2. Output settings

Click the clock icon on the left bottom, go to format panel and choose the output format. Choose MP3 Audio as output format. Then adjust the audio codec, bit rate and sample rate as you need. Also, you need to click on "General" tab to select the output folder for the audios.

output settings

Step 3. Start recording WAV audio on Mac

Click the record icon, it will be ready for record sounds from Mac. Once you play the WAV files within your media player on Mac, this WAV to MP3 music recorder would automatically start to record and convert WAV to MP3 on Mac. Click the red square button again to stop recording anytime you like.

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Step 4. Edit tags for recorded MP3 audio

If you’re recording and converting WAV to MP3 on Mac, you will find that this Music Recorder for Mac has already downloaded and added song tags to recorded MP3 audio file. However, you could still manually edit song tags like artist, title, album, year, cover, etc. Go to the library, all your recorded songs will be listed there. Right click on the song and choose "Edit Music Tags" to input the music information manually.

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