If you simply want to convert a funny WAV clip or a cool song in OGG into an MP3 that you can play on a smartphone or similar device as well as share with friends, Axara Audio Converter belongs on your short list, especially since you can try it free for 30 days, though the trial version only converts 30 percent of a file.
Axara Audio Converter's attractive, cleanly-rendered user interface takes its styling cues from Microsoft's Office suite, with a Start button menu and Ribbon-style toolbar that has four background color options. As Axara's documentation describes, it's designed to be "absolutely simple" in setup and operation, and its toolbar reflects the effort: On the Formats tab, a series of buttons labeled 'To MP3," "To WMA," "To AAC," and so on left no doubt as to which format we were converting files into. First we needed some files to convert, so we clicked the Files tab, set our Output Directory, and browsed to some beefy WAVs we wanted to cut down to size by converting them into MP3s. Axara Audio Converter lets you customize the audio settings, if you want to, and save it as a Profile. Axara Audio Converter supports high-definition audio, including 192KB/44100Hz, and there's a handy Tag Editor, too.
But despite its hidden talents, Axara Audio Converter is still mostly about converting tunes with an absolute minimum of fuss, and at that it excels. Its point-and-click easy and blazing fast, and also free to test, so it's well worth trying.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Axara Audio Converter 3.3.1.
Convert audio files from many different file formats to mp3, ogg, wma, flac, m4a, aac or amr. For example convert wma to mp3, flac to mp3, mp3 to wav or many other formats. Just add the files you want to convert, select the output format, and then click convert. Our features: Import and convert a playlist (m3u and pls files). Axara Converter is an absolutely simple and powerful application that extracts audio tracks from video files without loss of sound quality or convert them to MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, FLAC or WAV format. You can set the output mp3 audio's bitrate, frequency, channels, or simply set the values same as videos audio stream.
With Axara Cutter and Joiner, you can cut piece from a big audio file and then convert it to a MP3 or WAV or WMA or OGG file. And also you can join multiple files into one big file. Professional Axara ID3 Tag Editor is all-in-one music organizer application for editing ID3 tags with support for ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags, managing M3U, PLS playlists (Playlist manager), renaming files (Mp3 Renamer) using ID3 tags. With just a few clicks, you can convert batches of video or audio files to Mp3 files with high speed. The simple and friendly interface make the program very easy to use. Video conversion: AVI, DivX, XviD, MPEG, MPG, WMV, ASF, MOV, QT, FLV, SWF, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, RM, RMVB, MKV, VOB, VCD DAT, OGM, AMV to MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, OGG FLAC or WAV. Audio conversion: WAV, MP3, AC3, AAC, M4A, MPC, MPA, MP2, WMA, FLAC, SHN, APE, OGG, WV, AMR to MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, OGG FLAC or WAV.
What's new in this version:
- New GUI interface
- New conversion core