Audio Converter

Audio Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1 LP2
  • Total Downloads:
    807,302
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 18, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-conversion trial); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    96
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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In spite of its name, Audio Converter also offers tools for ripping and burning CDs, as well as those for extracting sound from video files. The program's clear-cut interface features large icons for performing all major actions, though you'll have to dig around a bit to toggle among the output formats, which include MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, and AIFF. After you choose your desired codec, you can set bit rate or audio quality and even apply normalization, useful when working with files from different sources. We were glad Audio Converter can connect to the online CDDB to retrieve album information and automatically name folders and files according to song title, artist, and so on. In our tests, the program ripped and encoded CDs at the speed of about 1MB per second. If you notice major slowdown in your PC work when encoding, uncheck the high-process priority option in General settings. The CD-burning utility worked fine in our tests, though note you'll have to check a box during the install if you want this functionality. Users who need to handle a variety of routine audio tasks should give this program a try.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"2 the chase-it does not work-downloads over& over."

October 16, 2009  |  By trajen--2008

 |  Version: Audio Converter 8.1 LP2

Pros

n/a-malo,malo

Cons

n/a-no good

Summary

n/a

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5 stars

"fantastic!!"

October 07, 2009  |  By nuttyscotsman

 |  Version: Audio Converter 8.1 LP2

Pros

faster and better

Cons

n/a i can think of

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1 stars

"Did not help me at all."

December 08, 2008  |  By SpacedOutAnt

 |  Version: Audio Converter 8.1 LP2

Pros

It was easy to install.

Cons

I downloaded this piece of software for the exclusive purpose of converting .wav files to .mp3 files and it failed to do the job.

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5 stars

"Works perfectly on all conversions. Excellent product."

October 25, 2008  |  By OspreyD40

 |  Version: Audio Converter 8.1 LP2

Pros

Once I became familiar with the use of its -really self-explanatory- dropdowns and buttons it is a breeze to use. Perfect conversions among the several formats I use, .m4a, ,mp3, .wav, .WMA, .aiff. It is the most sensible and flexible tool I use.

Cons

No negatives whatsoever!

Summary

I needed a program for converting various forms of music files to other forms. A friend was sending me musical gems, but in different compressed formats, which I wanted to convert for local play to .mp3 (because my Sonique program can speed up or slow down playback of .mp3's) and to .wav for making CD's. This program is a delight to use. Appears flawless, and it operates, on this fast-chip computer, very quickly. I am delighted.

Updated on Nov 21, 2009

Wasn't able to enter review before CNET closed the dialogue. I have used the converter to change among various formats. I can easily select a new output directory (where I want the finished converted piece to go) and easily select format desired. It has worked VERY quickly, and flawlessly, for me each time. I couldn't be happier. My needs may be simpler than the needs of other users.

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1 stars

"Doesn't convert .wma files!!!!"

September 01, 2008  |  By Emerald_Myst

 |  Version: Audio Converter 8.1 LP2

Pros

No pros at all! Disregard the one filled-in star as I had to fill in at least one although the program doesn't deserve it.

Cons

Contrary to what the developer's ******** on the web site proclaims, this program will NOT convert DRM protected .wma files to .mp3 format. ALL .wma files are DRM protected by Microsoft which developed the Windows Media Audio format.

Summary

As stated above, the program simply doesn't convert protected .wma format audio files which are encoded with Digital Rights Management (DRM) by Microsoft.

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1 stars

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March 23, 2008  |  By PortlandDriver

 |  Version: Audio Converter 8.1 LP2

Cons

Wouldn't convert an AIFF - says this file type is not supported, and gives me a link to a page where I can download support for other file types...but NOT AIFF.

And now I can't delete the .dll files from my computer. Terrible product.

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1 stars

"Works OK at best, no better than free alternatives"

February 18, 2008  |  By karlraade

 |  Version: Audio Converter 8.1 LP2

Pros

In most cases, it completes the job. Provides a decent ability to adjust compression settings to suit each job.

Cons

Some file types do not work. UI is a little awkward and some settings are in odd places, so some basic settings take a while to find. ID3 tagging rarely maintained whether in version 7 or 8. Version 8 does not appear to have any significant improvements to version 7; in version 8 i experienced the same problems as in 7. My biggest gripe though is that customer support simply does not exist, even for those of us who purchased licenses. I have asked several times about the same issue (certain file types that are supported will not convert) yet their support simply does not respond. Not even to offer a suggestion, or to say, "can't help you, sorry", nothing. Minor issues with software is one thing, in fact it's to be expected, but being ignored time and again after buying a license is absolutely unforgivable.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.1 LP2

Version 8.1 LP2 includes language packs for German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Russian.

General
Publisher D.R. Software
Publisher web site http://www.dennisre.com
Release Date February 18, 2008
Date Added February 18, 2008
Version 8.1 LP2
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.97MB
File Name audc81d.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 807,302
Downloads Last Week 96
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-conversion trial
Price $19.95

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