Friday, October 25, 2013

Convert 3GA into MP3 on Debian Linux

I have 3GA files which were produced by a mobile phone.

To convert 3GA files into MP3 files, I use:

$ avconv -b 256k -i OneOfThe3gaFilesIRecorded.3ga PreferredMP3.mp3

For example, a 3GA file of 595KB can become an MP3 file of about 1.7MB. I like MP3 files because many devices can play them.

Update: 5 August 2017
People make many videos every day. I wonder if people still use these audio formats. If they do, MP3 is still a useful format.

iPhones and Android-based phones are usually equipped with cameras. They don't just record the voice or sound. For playing videos on a computer (Windows, Linux), WebM may be a good format. I wrote another small post to talk about WebM.



Better Grown said...

I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert 3ga to mp3, wmav, wma, m4a, flac etc with this guide from

betterpluse said...

If you want to play 3GA successfully every time and on every device the best solution is to convert 3GA to MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, AAC, AC3, M4A, etc,You may try use Avdshare Auido Converter.You can find it at