The following step by step guide will show you how to convert WebM to MP3, extract audio from WebM as MP3 using WebM to MP3 Converter. Let's take a look at how it performs:
Download and Install WebM to MP3 Converter
Download the latest version of WebM to MP3 Converter. Install and run it.
Add WebM File
Click the "Add Video" button to import the WebM file. Alternatively, you can click "File -> Add Video Files..." to add the WebM file. You can also batch import WebM files by clicking "File -> Batch Add Video Files".
Choose MP3 as Output Format
From the "Profile" drop-down list, choose MP3 - MPEG Layer -3 Audio (*.MP3) as the output format.
Note: You can also adjust the audio/video parameters to customize a specific profile that best fits your needs. Click to learn how to customize profile.
Start Converting WebM to MP3
Click the "Start Encode" button to start to convert WebM to MP3.
What is WebM?
WebM is a media file format designed for use on the web. It competes with Adobe's Flash format and H.264 and has a major advantage in being an open, royalty-free multimedia format. It defines a matroska-like multimedia container structure consisting of video compressed with the open VP8 codec and audio compressed with the Vorbis audio codec.
What is MP3?
MP3 stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer III. It is not a separate format, but a part of MPEG-1 video encoding format, developed by MPEG group in early 1990's. MPEG-1 Audio Layer III (MP3) is a method to store good quality audio into small files by using psychoacoustics in order to get rid of the data from the audio that most of the humans can't hear.
MP3's bitrates vary from 8kbps (that is 8 kilobits per second, not kilobytes) to 320kbps. When MP3 phenomenom began in 1996, most of the audio files were encoded using 128kbps bitrate, which is still the most popular bitrate in the world -- although most of the people agree that by using slightly higher bitrates, like 192kbps or 256kbps, the audio quality can be compared with the CD quality.