How to Download Audio File and Save as MP3 Effortlessly

When you find wonderful streaming audio on the internet and want to download it to your mp3 player, what is the most simple and efficient way to do so? This post will answer your questions and tell you how to capture audio and save as mp3.

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Melissa Lee

Updated on May 24, 2024

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Key Takeaways

▶️ Download streaming audio on Windows with EaseUS RecExperts by choosing its "Record Audio" mode, selecting" System sound," and finally clicking the red button to start recording.

▶️EaseUS VideoKit, a tool with a clean and straightforward interface, helps convert your recording into MP3, and EaseUS Video Editor easily.

▶️You are given detailed tutorials to save Audacity, QuickTime, and GarageBand files as MP3 files.

There is usually a problem when we find an unknown music file on the internet and want to download it to our computer because many websites don't offer users a "Download" button. To solve this problem, we can capture the streaming audio and save it as MP3. Then you can send the MP3 file to any other device that supports this format.

If you want to know how to do that, read this post and get the answers to your questions now.

How to Download Streaming Audio on Windows

When you want to capture an audio file from the internet, it's a very efficient way for you to record it using the most powerful audio recorder on Windows, EaseUS RecExperts

This recording tool provides you mainly four types of recording modes, including "Record Screen," "Record Audio," "Record Webcam," and "Record Game." With the audio recording tool's help, you can download the music you like quickly and effortlessly. 

Steps to Download Streaming Audio:

This tutorial is only applicable to EaseUS RecExperts. Make sure you correctly install it on your Windows PC.

Step 1. Launch the application and choose the "Record Audio" mode. 

Step 2. Click the microphone icon, then choose the source of the audio you want to record. If you're going to record the streaming audio from the internet, select "System sound."

Step 3. Click the red button to start the recording, then keep the audio you want to record playing.

Step 4. When you are sure that the audio is recorded, click on the red square button to complete the recording. You can find your recordings in the "Video list."

Save Audio as MP3 Using EaseUS VideoKit

For converting an audio file to MP3 formats, a powerful converting app is necessary. EaseUS VideoKit is the go-to software for beginners who don't know much about file conversion. Its interface is clean and straightforward so that you can find the tool you need efficiently. To FLAC to MP3, you only need to import the source audio, select MP3 as the target format, and wait until the conversion ends.

 Sometimes, people may need to process a batch of audio files, and they have to find an audio merger to combine all those clips. However, EaseUS VideoKit offers you a built-in merger, and you can directly select the files you want to merge before converting, and then you will get a combined MP3 file after conversion. 

Key Features:

  • Best free audio converter
  • Convert audio without losing quality
  • Speed up the conversion via GPU acceleration
  • Support extracting audio files from videos

This software is suitable for everyone who needs an audio converter, especially beginners. If you want to have a try, click on this button to download it.

Steps to Convert Audio to MP3 with EaseUS VideoKit:

Step 1. Start EaseUS VedioKit and move to the "Audio Converter" tab.

move to the Audio Converter tab

Step 2. Click "Choose File" or drag and drop your audio files. Add another file or folder above. 

Choose File

Step 3. Select the target format that you want to convert, and choose its ratio. You can also tab the gear icon next to the file to access the same interface.

audio setting

Step 4. Click "Save to" for the storage location, and check "Merge all files" as needed. Turn on "High-speed conversion" and "GPU Acceleration" optionally.

define video output setting

Step 5. Press "Convert" at the right of the clip or click "Convert All" in the bottom right to convert. After that, you can find the converted file in the designated folder.

Convert file

Save Audio as MP3 Using EaseUS Video Editor

EaseUS Video Editor is a powerful application with basic and professional video and audio editing functions and features. Because of this, both beginners and experienced users will find it can perfectly meet their needs in video editing and converting.

This software supports various formats ranging from video and audio to image, such as MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, etc. That is the main reason why it can work as a format convert on Windows. For example, you can convert youtube to mp4 in only a few clicks or convert video to audio in the most simple way. Here are some of its key features.

EaseUS Video Editor

Easy & smart video editing software for beginners

  • Powerful yet simple, suitable for pros and beginners
  • Basic editing tools: trimming, cutting, splitting, merging, rotating, and so on
  • Add cool effects to video, including filters, transitions, and overlays
  • Support green screen cutout, PIP, voiceover, speech & text convert

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How to Save GarageBand as MP3

GarageBand that designed by Apple is a multi-track audio recording program. It allows you to create and record your own music with built-in MIDI keyboards, voice recordings, loops, and other instrumental effects.

However, by default, GarageBand saves your music file as M4R, an unusual format that is not supported by the most frequently-used media players. That means if you want to play the music you made in GarageBand, you have to convert the audio files to other common formats, like MP3 or AAC. 

Now, let's talk about the best way for you to save GarageBand as mp3.

how to save garageband as mp3

Step 1. After you finish making a music file, click on "Share" in the top menu bar.

Step 2. Choose the "Export Song to Disk" option from the drop-down list.

Step 3. Then you can change the name of your file and save it as MP3 by selecting MP3 as the target format.

Step 4. Then, click the "Export" button to convert your audio file to MP3 format.

Save Music on QuickTime as MP3

QuickTime is famous as an easy-to-use multimedia player. This built-in program for Mac and some other Apple products support various types of files. It can handle a wide range of picture, video, audio, and panoramic image formats, such as MP3, MP4, MKV, and even M4A. Therefore, when you get an audio file in a format that cannot be played on other players or devices, it's convenient to convert it to MP3 or other formats. 

In addition to that, you can even use it to edit videos with some basic editing tools. Its simple and clean interface would never confuse you when you are editing your video clips, then you can upload your work to social channels directly.

save music on quicktime as mp3

To save music on QuickTime as mp3, a QuickTime M4A file is easy to convert to MP3 format, but you need a third-party format converter to make the conversion. Therefore, we will use an online converting tool to do that. (URL:

Step 1. Choose the M4A file that you want to convert.

Step 2. Select MP3 as the format you want to convert your M4A file to.

Step 3. Click "Convert" to convert your M4A file and save it as MP3

How to Export an Audacity File as an MP3

Audacity is a powerful audio editor that enables you to play, import, export, and record a wide range of file formats, including WAV, AIFF, and MP3. As an open-source tool, Audacity is totally free to use. This versatile but easy-to-use application is popular worldwide, and people use it to mix multiple audio tracks, edit audio files, add effects to audio recordings, and so on. 

After you finish making music or podcasts, you would better save your work in MP3 format to easily upload it to various platforms. 

export audacity file as mp3

Step 1. Click on the "File" button at the top of the screen.

Step 2. In the drop-down menu, click "Export" and then choose "Export as MP3."

Step 3. Adjust your MP3 settings, such as bitrate, quality, and so on.

Step 4. When you complete all the information about your audio file, click on "OK."


This page introduces many practical and easy ways to save audio files to MP3, and you can find the most suitable converters on different operating systems. For Windows users, EaseUS VideoKit is the best choice as it supports more than 1000 formats, and you can turn an audio file into another format with simple clicks. 

If you want to have a try, click on the button below to download it now. 

FAQs About Save As MP3

1. How do you convert audio to mp3?

After reading this tutorial, we believe that you have known how to convert audio to MP3 effortlessly. All three methods are reliable and helpful. Choose what you like.

2. How do I convert multiple audio files to mp3?

If you want to convert multiple audio files to MP3 at once, you can try EaseUS Video Editor. It allows you to import batches of audio files at the same time and process it with ease.

3. How do I convert Samsung voice recording to mp3?

The Samsung recording is in a 3GA format. You can try to use the EaseUS audio converter to convert Samsung voice recording to MP3. Or you can search for a secure online converting tool to do it.

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