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I have a 3gp audio file recorded with my Android cellphone.

I would like to convert it to mp3, preferably on Linux, but Windows also an option.

Any recommendations?

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Whereas the accepted response is fine for a command-line solution, one could alternatively just use the simple and UI-based Gnome Sound Converter tool ( – Jose Gómez Oct 15 '15 at 16:46
up vote 12 down vote accepted

Try ffmpeg:

ffmpeg -i in.3gp -c:a libmp3lame output.mp3

See also: Encoding VBR (Variable Bit Rate) mp3 audio

If you are on Ubuntu, you can install avconv instead of ffmpeg, since Ubuntu ships an outdated version of the latter.

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Thanks. I ended up using ffmpeg (well, winff). But the codecs were missing so I needed the instructions here – Daphna Jan 10 '11 at 7:50
I had "Unknown encoder 'mp3'". The solution is to change "-acodec mp3" by "-acodec libmp3lame". – Dorian Nov 30 '12 at 14:28
If you get: *** THIS PROGRAM IS DEPRECATED *** This program is only provided for compatibility and will be removed in a future release. Please use avconv instead. Then use: avconv -i in.3gp -acodec mp3 -ar 22050 -f wav out.mp3 – shakaran Apr 22 '13 at 15:08

I always use Wondershare Video Converter Software to convert a file from one format to another format. This makes the conversion very easy. Just add the file and select the required format you want. and Convert it.

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You can download the trial version from the link given from here

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Please add some informations about the tool and provide a link to the converter. – Christian Woerz Apr 17 '14 at 7:53

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