A while back, a friend asked me if there was any easy way to convert a BlackBerry Voice Notes file into an MP3. Ugh, I thought. Yes, there are a few ways to do this, but they’re mostly convoluted and might require you to pay for conversion software. (Even Mac users will need QuickTime Pro, not regular QuickTime, for the conversion.) A new app in the BBGeeks Store does require you to pay, but it’s cheaper than most conversion software I’ve seen. As the app name suggests, it converts your Voice Notes AMR files to WAV files. From WAV, you can basically make a copy in any audio format using iTunes. AMR to WAV converter is a pretty simple app. After running it you can select from your Voice Notes files and wait just a few seconds for a conversion. Yeah. That’s it. You’ll have a .wav file waiting for you on your BlackBerry, which you can then either user or easily convert into another format. Due to the typically large sizes of .wav files, you might need to transfer the files via USB cable. But if they’re small enough you can always just email them to yourself. From there you can either use the file as-is. If you prefer MP3, though, you can easily do a conversion via iTunes (which, of course, is free). To do that, open up iTunes and go to preferences. On the General screen, click the Import Settings… button. On the next screen you’ll seen an Input Format drop-down. Select MP3. Then add the file to your iTunes library. Right click it, and select “Create MP3 version.” iTunes will then make a copy of your file in MP3 format. Easy as that. If you’re willing to pay a small price for convenience, you can get AMR to WAV Converter for $2.99.
Convert your Voice Notes to WAV format with AMR to WAV Converter
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