Converts FLAC to WAV, MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC, AMR_NB, and AMR_WB. Main Features: converting in one click; high speed; setting resulting format options; automatic source deleting; drag and drop support; skin support; playlists support; editor of tags. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
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This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
When people say that this program "DOESN'T WORK" they mean that in in every literal sense. This must be a dated-timed program that has since expired. It loads the program, but does not function. The software designers need to submit a NEW version as this version has timed out.
Awkward, terrible user interface, no instructions or help, useless.
After fifteen minutes of fiddling I was unable to get the program to convert even One .flac. I promptly uninstalled the program, and after downloading the "free flac to mp3 converter" I was able to convert the files immediately with no problem.
Completely diabolical trialware behavior - Satan must be involved somehow. I used it once and uninstalled just on principle.
I needed a flac to wav conversion desperately and loaded this puppy in a hurry. Got the job done, but the developers want you to pay the 15 bucks in the worst kind of way - why not let the program behave normally for 15 days and disable until payment? I mean I was open-minded about paying for it until I discovered how they designed the trialware! Certainly made me stop and think.
Open-source flac conversion source code and gui's are out there - just google, learn to install, and enjoy flac for what it is really meant to be - FREE.
Very easy to use. Quick to install and get going right off the bat. Converts the files beautifully. Sexy interface.
Forces you to click "Continue" 5 seconds after each conversion unless you register the software. 15 days to use.
This is a review of the trial software, because I, like many, am cheap and don't want to pay 15 greens for a service you can find many duplicates of on the internet. That being said, this IS a trial software and comes with only half the ease and comfort of the fully registered product. However, 4Musics FLAC to MP3 Converter goes a bit overboard with their mechanics for getting you to buy the real deal... Getting it up and running is a cakewalk. After a few clicks and installing the device, you're ready to go and you can select the file(s) you want to convert in a matter of seconds. Then, simply click "Start" and BAM, the magic begins! This is where the trial software rears its ugly head and pisses you off. If you're uploading a number of files, prepare to sit at the computer for a long time, staring at 4Musics FLAC to MP3 Converter's admittedly attractive interface, because every file you convert requires 5 seconds of your time to wait and click "Continue" before moving onto the next file. This can be really freaking annoying if, for instance, you're converting an entire album or even library. Oh, and did I mention the trial software only lasts for 15 days? Because it does. Now, that's not really a problem if you're getting this for just one or two purposes and you don't use FLAC files very often, but if you DO, I would recommend purchasing the full version of this software. Its trial version is unforgiving, but it truly does a fine job of actually converting.
Bottom-line: Get this trial version if you want a quick and relatively painless solution to converting those weird, alien FLAC files to MP3 and you don't plan on doing it very often. Register the product if you want a permanent easy and reliable way to convert FLAC to MP3. Pass if you are cheap and impatient.
Can't convert many flacs Clunky incomplete uninstall Incredibly annoying nags to get you to buy the thing make it completely unusable. To Expensive
I have never bought a piece of software that constantly harasses me during the trial. It torks me off. It annoyed me so much I found another tool to do this for free. The interface is not as nice, but it was free and did not treat me like a crook for trying it.