I'm using a virtual recorder to record voices and it records in the .pcm file format. I found an app freemp3droid to convert it to .mp3 but there are some bugs in the app and it has not been updated recently. Is there any other app to convert the file into .mp3 or, should I look for a new voice recording app that doesn't use .pcm?

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  • +1 - if you need to convert I'd do it off-device on a PC/Mac. Audacity is my personal favorite go-to audio tool. Should import PCM files just fine.
    – Mr. Buster
    Apr 25, 2012 at 16:19
  • However I had the software to convert it on PC but I was looking for an app for my device but my luck. Only one feature I'm missing it has not Pause option when you start the recording while other has.
    – avirk
    Apr 26, 2012 at 14:34
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    @avirk Hi-Q MP3 Recorder now has pause button and still records directly to MP3. Jun 19, 2012 at 16:40
  • @yuku updated it.
    – avirk
    Jun 19, 2012 at 16:43

As far as I know, there are no built-in audio converters in Android. Your best bet is to use third party library, maybe even a c/c++ one.

Look at this question for more info: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3641920

  • This doesn't really answer the end-user question of how to convert a .pcm file to an .mp3 file, though. The OP certainly doesn't seem to be asking for a way to implement this in code (as well he shouldn't be since it would be off-topic). Apr 25, 2012 at 15:32

To convert PCM/WAV to MP3, I know a step by step guide here: http://www.bigasoft.com/articles/how-to-convert-pcm-audio.html

This guide helps:

Convert RAW PCM to MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, AC3, AIFF, M4A and etc
Convert recorded PCM to WAV, WMA, MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, and M4A and so on
Convert WAV PCM to AC3, AAC, MP3, WAV, AIFF, M4A, and WMA...
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Convert between FLAC, OGG, CAF, AIFF, CUE, QCP, AMR, APE, Apple Lossless ALAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, AC3, M4A, RA and etc
  • Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – Izzy
    Oct 18, 2013 at 8:20

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