Converting your WMA music collection to MP3 for your PSP using Switch

Almost all of us rip our CDs into our hard drive using Windows Media Player for the convenience of working with the individual files/folders on the hard drive. However, many users find out later – when they want to transfer their music to their PSPs (for instance) – that all of their ripped music is in the WMA format. This poses a huge problem, as PSP does not accept the WMA format, and you entire music collection – in the order of GBs – is in WMA.

The only solution that is worth considering for this is that you download a program that lets you convert from WMA to MP3 in no time. The good news is that there are loads of such programs all over the web, irrespective of whether you have Windows or Mac. The bad news is that it is difficult to choose the right one for yourself.

Programs like the Smart Audio Converter are well reviewed and recommendable. In this article, you will be shown how to use a freeware application called Switch that lets you inter-convert music files with ease.

  1. Download Switch from here, and install it on your PC.
  2. Run Switch.
  3. Click on the Add Folder tab that is clearly visible in the main window.
  4. Select your Music folder, and click on OK.
  5. Now, in the main window, towards the bottom, there is the option for Output Format. Click on the dropdown list here and select the mp3 option.
  6. Click on the Convert tab (also clearly visible to the top of the main window).

All of the music files contained in the Music folder you selected will be converted into mp3 format and saved in the Output Folder as specified in the main window (the default output folder is My Documents, but you can change it to anything you like).