Audio Transcoder

Audio Transcoder

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9.0.1313
  • Total Downloads:
    56,122
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 26, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial, some features limited); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    9.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Audio Transcoder is an intuitive program that allows users to convert files between a wide variety of audio formats. It's not the fanciest program we've ever seen, but it's easy to use.

The program's interface is basic and no-frills, with its two major functions--a CD ripper and audio converter--arranged in separate tabs. We found both features easy to use, with a series of check boxes and drop-down menus allowing us to select tracks, format file names, edit meta data, and choose formats. Both ripping and converting files is as simple as choosing your preferred options and clicking a button. The program saves the files in a location specified by the users. The program's built-in Help file is well-written and thorough, with a lot of screenshots. Audio Transcoder is a fairly basic program, but it delivers plenty of features. The program allows users to convert files between 15 different formats, including MP3, MP4, and Ogg Vorbis. Users can also choose from 25 different levels of audio quality, from CD quality to 20 Kbps. A built-in audio player allows users to preview files without opening a separate application, and batch mode can convert a large number of files at once. Overall, we found Audio Transcoder to be both versatile and easy to use, and we think it's a great option for both ripping CDs and converting audio files.

Audio Transcoder has a 14-day trial period. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Hard sell gone from site. Easy to use, good results."

March 01, 2012  |  By compass2k

 |  Version: Audio Transcoder 2.8

Pros

Simple interface. Enough customization options without getting complex. Good quality conversions.

Cons

People talked about unwanted programs. If you choose custom install and deselect them only transcoder installs. Obviously vendor has cleaned up their act.

Summary

Good mix of quality control and a simple interface.

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1 stars

"Don't waste your time."

March 09, 2011  |  By hackinabox

 |  Version: Audio Transcoder 1.9.9.1250

Pros

I Don't know as I did not use it.

Cons

You are forced to install unwanted programs before you even get to install the trial version. Sorry, no thanks.

Summary

They need to rethink how they introduce people to their product if they want to sell it. Wait, they are being paid to force other "software" on would be users....

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1 stars

"Good software ruined by scam-laden spyware installation"

January 18, 2011  |  By TiggerBounce

 |  Version: Audio Transcoder 1.9.9.1250

Pros

The software itself, for the most part, just works. I've never got Apple Lossless output files to be read by iTunes, but that aside the other formats have worked well and painlessly. For audio transcoding this is good (I even paid for it).

Cons

Latest version uses misleading installation tricks you into installing FaceMoods and AutoCompletePro junkware; redirects your IE homepage to autocomplete.com; adds new search engine provider, the whole deal. A crappy way to treat a paying customer.

Summary

I understand (on one level) using spyware to pay for a free product (a quid pro quo I guess), but it's unforgivable when you've actually paid to register the software, and the latest update adds this junk in. I'm sure there's a way to say no, but it's well disguised if so, and it's definitely designed to make you install it by default. As a registered _paying_ customer, I don't expect that kind of dirty trick to be pulled. Suffice it to say that autocomplete.com is such high quality spyware that my virus protection won't even let me go to the homepage that it changed IE to point to. Sadly, this just makes me thing that I never want to deal with this software producer ever again. Stupid decision - rating remains 1-star until this scammy installation process is cleaned up.

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1 stars

"Installs Spyware"

January 12, 2011  |  By jazzbo58

 |  Version: Audio Transcoder 1.9.9.1250

Pros

It works, but you install unwanted programs.

Cons

Installer also installs 2 programs that you don't want. And it is made quite (deliberately...?) confusing to make sure that you accidentally agree.

Summary

Be safe. Don't install it.

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4 stars

"Not perfect but Very, Very Good."

September 03, 2010  |  By ArizonaBrian

 |  Version: Audio Transcoder 1.9.9.1243

Pros

Very easy to use without needing to read instructions. Finds music within folders and outputs to matching folder structure.

Cons

Doesn't normalize, can't see Microsoft's Media Player's Playlists.

Summary

The evaluation version only converts 10 songs at a time but it worked well so I spent the $19 and tried the full version. Flawless. I pointed it to the top folder and it found all 1800 songs, then converted them pefectly and placed them in matching folders in another directory. It let me choose the bits/s (128) and the sample rate (44100), but it did not let me normalize the volume levels. It took approximately 4 hours.

I had to use Windows Media Player to burn my original (lossless) files to a DVD, then copy the DVD to my hard drive. Once there Audio Transcoder converted them beautifully, then I burned a ton of CDs. Audio Transcoder would get 5 stars if it could normalize too. I'm still waiting for a converter that can see songs in my playlists (Microsoft Media Player), convert them, normalize them, and burn them to discs.

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5 stars

"Simply Perfect !"

July 29, 2010  |  By joseph2625

 |  Version: Audio Transcoder 1.9.9.1242

Pros

I think this program is one of the best audio conversion software available. It supports all sorts of file formats and has all the necessary functionalities that I wanted, especially the output file handling.

Cons

nothing really.

Summary

it has a very intuitive user interface and it's perfect for iPod lovers out there who want to play cd-quality flac and ape files on their ipods. Conversion is so simple and it also utilizes multiple cores which speeds up the process a lot.

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5 stars

"It does what is says it does in a spectacular fashion"

March 14, 2010  |  By pwatel

 |  Version: Audio Transcoder 1.9.9.1228

Pros

the speed
the flexibility
I have used with batches of 30,000 files and it never crashed
very clear easy user interface

Cons

the only small drawback it tags to the lowest common denominator fields no composer fields for example or a way to incorporate an album cover
for the ripper only the converter is flawless

Summary

for the price it is well worth it

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5 stars

"Easy to Use CD Ripper and Audio Converter"

December 06, 2009  |  By sarahsrody

 |  Version: Audio Transcoder 1.9.5.1203

Pros

Only 3 steps are requred to convert audio files: 1) Select files, 2) Enter settings, and 3) Click Convert.

Cons

Can't think of anything I dislike about Audio Transcoder!

Summary

The best thing about Audio Transcoder is the intuitive user interface. You can choose either the Audio CD Ripper tab or the Audio Converter tab, depending on what you want to do.

Performance is fast and the functionality is flexible. You can quickly convert among many different audio formats.

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5 stars

"Thank you, good soft!"

November 11, 2009  |  By ira_kortes

 |  Version: Audio Transcoder 1.9.2.1195

Pros

A very simple and good sofware!

Cons

Lot of supported audio formats, simple interface & cheap :)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.9.0.1313
Version 2.9.0.1313 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Digital Music Software
Publisher web site http://www.audio-transcoder.com
Release Date June 30, 2014
Date Added February 26, 2013
Version 2.9.0.1313
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.26MB
File Name audiotranscoder.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 56,122
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial, some features limited
Price $19.95

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