What is OPUS?
OPUS audio files are created in the Opus format, which was developed for internet streaming and is used for streaming voiceovers and WhatsApp and Skype recordings. It’s a lossy file format, meaning some quality is lost when it’s compressed. OPUS files are also generally smaller compared to MP3.
If you want to open an OPUS file, you can use VLC, Winamp, SMPlayer or Zoom Player. Unfortunately, OPUS files aren’t compatible with many major media players apart from these four.
What is MP3?
An MP3 is a digital audio file that’s compressed so it’s easy to store and transfer. It’s a lossy format, meaning it drops some of the audio’s sound when it’s compressed. Most of this dropped sound is inaudible when you play it back, however. MP3 files can be about one-tenth the size of lossless audio files, making them easy to share, store and play back on most devices.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert OPUS to MP3 online?
- Choose a OPUS file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s audio converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your MP3 file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert OPUS to MP3?
Depending on which file type you’re starting with, you might lose a little bit of quality when converting to MP3, but it’s such a small amount that it’s not noticeable.
Is MP3 better than OPUS?
OPUS files can have superior quality to MP3 files because they need less bitrate to have that quality. However, MP3 files are more widely used than OPUS files.