The Samsung Galaxy series seem to encode the recordings into 3ga files but with perfect clear quality, it's simply amazing. Small information on the 3ga file:
"3GA file is an audio only 3GP media for third generation mobile phones."

Now there is another way to have your computer play the file with Windows Media Player and that is by renaming the extension from .3ga to .mp3 but that won't completely "convert" it.

A while ago while browsing the web I came across a thread in a forum explaining a small trick to have them to mp3. Here are the steps:

Step 1:
Download the free program 3GP to MP3 Converter and install it.

Before we proceed to step 2, open up your Folder Options menu and uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types"
Apply and click Ok

Step 2:
Now that you are able to see and rename the extension, rename it from .3ga to .3gp

Step 3:
Run 3GP to MP3 Converter program and browse the 3gp file you just renamed and choose save location on the second browse button on the program.

Step 4:
After you are done choosing the file you want to convert and save location, click "Convert".
 Depending on the file size you will have to wait a few seconds, in my case it was a 275 kb file and it took less than a second.  Now you will notice that the file size is very low than the original but you can feel the same sound quality as before.

That was all. :)

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12 comments:

  1. Here is a better and simple solution. I hope you might like this.
    http://androidviaweb.com/how-to-convert-3ga-to-mp3-converting-android/

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  2. That is some sad javascript you are using ;-) blocking your users from actually using your website. Love the content, hate the useless scripts. Stop refraining people from selecting stuff and rightclicking. I can get your content from the source code anyway (CTRL+U)

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    1. I know there are many ways around it but I'm forced to keep this.

      You see, there are those kinds of people who c&p my own written posts to their blogs and don't give a single credits or source link back to this blog.

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  3. Have to agree with bo3tz. Your methodology for protection of your IP makes your stuff useless.

    If you are going to prevent c&p, you should have a lot more links - for instance, a search or download link for the converter for example.

    Also, I am not a "bad leecher". I am just trying to get some information, which you were kind enough to post and follow up on it, which you are roadblocking.

    Figure it out or don't be surprised if your hit count goes down. It will be your own fault.

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  4. Last time I visit this site. If someone wants to copy your material it isn't stopped by these silly scripts. The scripts only stops legit users, and not even that since, as bo3tz said, Ctrl+U, biatch...

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  5. I am a samsung Galaxy user. For converting 3ga to mp3, I search a tool from google. You can try http://tutorial.filesatoz.com/samsung-voice-recording-3ga-to-mp3.html.

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  6. If your media player doesn’t contain direct support for 3GA audio files, but supports 3GP multimedia files, rename .3ga to .3gp or .mp3, then you can play the renamed 3GA files in most situations.

    If your media player does not natively support 3GP and 3GA, a recommended solution is to convert 3GA to other popular format like MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A and etc. Bigasoft Audio Converter is just the right 3GA Converter which can convert 3GA to WMA, WAV, MP3, M4A, AC3, OGG, FLAC, RA, AU, AIFF, MP3 and etc. Aside from converting 3GA recorded voice files, Bigasoft Audio Converter also can convert QCP, AMR, AWB, FLAC, OGG, SHN, TTA, MPC, PCM, APE, VOC, VOX, AIFF, Apple Lossless and etc to MP3, WAV, and WMA and etc. In addition, it can extract audio from all kinds of video formats and save as MP3, WAV, FLAC, WMA, AC3, and so on.

    Source info at http://www.bigasoft.com/articles/how-to-convert-3ga-to-mp3-wav-wma.html

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  7. iDealshare VideoGo,the professional 3GA to MP3 Converter, can convert 3GA files whatever recorded from Android, Samsung Galaxy S1, S2, S3, S4, Nokia to MP3
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  8. Great Tool! Like this

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  9. Some people suggests rename the extension from .3ga to .mp3 or .3gp, then you can play it on computer. That really works sometimes, but not always.

    Why renaming works sometimes? Some players check file extension before check file content. These players recognize MP4/3GP format and AAC codec, but not .3ga extension. If you fool it to believe this is a supported file, MP3 or others, it continue to check the content of the file, and find it to be in 3GP format with AAC codec, then play it successfully.

    Why renaming not always works? Changing file extension doesn't change file content and format, it is still a 3GP file. If your player doesn't support 3GP format and AAC codec, it cannot play your 3GA file whatever extension you change it to be.

    To find a full guide, please click here:http://faasoft.com/articles/3ga-format.html

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  10. Some people suggests rename the extension from .3ga to .mp3 or .3gp, then you can play it on computer. That really works sometimes, but not always.

    Why renaming works sometimes? Some players check file extension before check file content. These players recognize MP4/3GP format and AAC codec, but not .3ga extension. If you fool it to believe this is a supported file, MP3 or others, it continue to check the content of the file, and find it to be in 3GP format with AAC codec, then play it successfully.

    Why renaming not always works? Changing file extension doesn't change file content and format, it is still a 3GP file. If your player doesn't support 3GP format and AAC codec, it cannot play your 3GA file whatever extension you change it to be.

    To find a full guide, please click:http://faasoft.com/articles/3ga-format.html

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