How to Convert M3U to MP3 Audio files & Download M3U

By Sidharth | Ideas

Here is a easy way to download and convert audio songs from m3u to mp3 format. If you don’t know what m3u is then it is file extension for a playlist of MP3 audio files and it is not an Audio format. M3U is a computer file format that stores multimedia playlists which clearly shows that the files will only contain the information to the actual location and I am sure not many people have heard about M3U files. They are simply a playlist which cannot be played on your music player.

Where to find and download M3U files ?

Well, here is a excellent audio site called as i-DOSE which has some soothing Binaural beats song files for free download. These binaural beats helps in altering moods, behavior and consciousness of a frustrated mind! And if you are searching for such songs but they are in M3U format and you want to save these M3u in MP3 format then there is a need to convert them from m3u to mp3.

How to convert those M3U to MP3 audio files so that you can listen them on your computer ?

M3U files are very small in size (size in bytes), and although it looks like a mp3 playable file but you can’t play those songs on your music player such as winamp. For this reason you have to convert them to mp3 type format files. This is really easy to do and it doesn’t need software such as M3U file opener or viewer. Anyway the simple solution is

Just download .m3u files and right click the M3U file – Choose program and Open with Notepad.


After doing so you can see that the file has been converted from m3u to mp3 audio file. Quite easy! Copy the link from the notepad and Now go to your web browser, paste the file and hit enter. Download the audio song which is easily converted in mp3 format. Enjoy listening!

Note that this solution is for online m3u file format. If you come across a file that is sent to you by your friend (which is in M3u format) then it won’t play unless, otherwise, he provides the MP3 files along with this. M3U files host the location of MP3 files.

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!