I have done an audio recording in the Memo app on my Galaxy S7 Edge. Now, I would like to listen to this audio recording on my computer. How can I transfer it to my computer? And, it seems like I need to convert the existing audio file to a MP3 file in order to play it on my computer. Please help
One way to transfer a memo with an audio recording to your computer is by sharing the memo itself. When you share a memo, the audio recording will be converted to a .m4a file automatically. Both the QuickTime in Mac and Windows Media Player in Windows can play files in this format without any conversion.
To share a memo from your phone:
- On your phone, open the Memo app.
- Long tap the memo you want to share, and then select Share.
- Select a method to share: Send via Gmail if the audio is short, upload to Drive if the audio is long or any other method that is appropriate for you.
- Download the .m4a file to your computer and play it with QuickTime in Mac or Windows Media Player in Windows.
If you still wish to convert the .m4a audio file to MP3, here’s one method of doing that using fre:ac. This freeware is available for Mac and Windows.
- On your computer, download and install fre:ac from this site.
- (Using fre:ac for Mac for this tutorial) Open fre:ac. Click File > Add > Audio File(s) and select the .m4a file.
- In the Selected encoder field, select LAME MP3 Encoder.
- Click the Play button to convert.
- Once it’s done, follow the path in the Output folder field to find the MP3 file.