Free Audio Converter

Free Audio Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.52.1122
  • Total Downloads:
    454,101
  • Date Added:
    November 24, 2014
  • File Size:
    29.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,518
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Free Audio Converter lets you convert files to different output formats on your Windows computer, so you can play them through various other programs and devices. No matter why you need to make the conversion, this software gives you the tools you need to finish off the process quickly.

Pros

Batch conversions: You can add as many files at a time as you want to this program, provided you want to convert them all to the same output format. Once all the files are in place, you just have to hit Convert and let the app take care of the rest.

Output options: Through this program, you can convert files to MP3, M4A, FLAC, ALAC, AMR, WAV, WMA, and several more. You can also select the output quality, with options including Original, LAME Insane, LAME Extreme, LAME Standard, High Quality, and Old Standard, among others.

Cons

Little guidance: There is really no Help file or other similar document to accompany this program. While the controls and features are straightforward enough, it would be nice to have something to reference if you did have a problem.

Bottom Line

Free Audio Converter is a good option, if you often need to convert files from one format to another for any number of purposes. It works quickly, and the Batch Conversion feature makes converting multiple files at once all the more convenient. And because it's free, there's really no reason not to try it out to see if it has the features and tools you're looking for.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Good Program but the usual Baggage"

November 07, 2014  |  By Clarence Duffy

 |  Version: Free Audio Converter 5.0.51.1022

Pros

Easy to use.
Converts FLAC to mp3
Maintains the same bitrate.

Cons

Bloatware - will change your search engine and home page if you do not deselect 4 or 5 different boxes on sequential pages.

Summary

Nice free program. Easy to use, and it works just fine. I understand that they need to make a living, but the numerous attempts to load a new search engine or other undesired software is annoying. I would like to see them (and others) offer a ("Donate Now and skip the add-ons") choice.

Updated on Nov 7, 2014

After reading a few more reviews, I ran Malwarebytes. It removed OpenCandy, which this program forces you to accept. There is no opt out for OpenCandy. I think 3.5 stars is a more appropriate rating.

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1 stars

"Canceled before install completed"

May 30, 2014  |  By bnorml01

 |  Version: Free Audio Converter 5.0.40.514

Pros

Did not get that far.

Cons

Did not get that far.

Summary

I understand that a free download will involve at least one add-on, that you can choose to install or not. But, this program wanted to add something on that I didn't want, that I could only get rid of after the install was complete. I wanted an audio converter, not an audio converter and....

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1 stars

"BEWARE! CNET IS WRONG ABOUT THIS ONE!"

April 28, 2014  |  By garrybock

 |  Version: Free Audio Converter 5.0.38.423

Pros

It does convert WMA files to MP3... but at a major cost!

Cons

A lot of extra programs, malware, spyware, browser hi-jacks are installed. DO NOT TRUST THIS program or CNET's rating. I wish I had read the reviews before installing this.

Summary

FreeAudioConverter will Hi-jack your system. Beware!!!

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5 stars

"Basic but nice"

March 08, 2014  |  By nichathan

 |  Version: Free Audio Converter 5.0.35.304

Pros

wide range of files of convert and very user friendly.

Cons

had a little trouble converting I actually had to delete the top song off my list and convert them one at a time for some reason

Summary

I did not get any extra downloads with this one you have to realize when you download anything off the internet they are paid to put in adds so you have to not download them and it really annoys me when idiots don't even know internet safety and then bash a perfectly good product because the person doesn't have a brain.

and for anyone who falls under the no brain category here is a how you download from the internet.

1: check and make sure the link you click on is a trusted link and will not redirect you multiple times
2: make sure you are downloading what you expect to download
3: you are allowed to decline in a download you do not have to click accept and for gods sake read the terms and conditions it will say what you are downloading
4: read the installer information before clicking it make sure that is what you expected it to be
5: never do the recommended installation it tells you right off the bat that recommended adds crud and auto likes things on social media networks, instead go with custom and unclick every box once again after you have read the content and decided it is not what you want
6: when you are finally done don't click finish they sometimes add something extra on that last page so just close the installer even if you have to use task manager to use it
7: if all else fails and you end up with a virus or extra programs then delete the program files
8: if that fails restore your computer to an earlier state
9 if that fails factory reset (more likely than not this is all a computer shop will do for you ...150 dollars for something you can do for free

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1 stars

"Do not install"

January 11, 2014  |  By matthew423

 |  Version: Free Audio Converter 5.0.32.1230

Pros

None------

Cons

Installs other programs

Summary

DO NOT install this program. It will automatically install about six to seven more unwanted programs with it and there is nothing you can do to stop it. The one program I actually wanted did not even work properly. Don't risk it, just choose another free program.

Updated on Jan 11, 2014

I made this account just to write this review.

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1 stars

"DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!! imbedded Malware"

November 20, 2013  |  By motisaz

 |  Version: Free Audio Converter 5.0.30.1022

Pros

NONE! Program did not offer MP3 to CD Audio conversion.

Cons

SOFTWARE CONTAINS MALWARE/TROJAN DOORWAY

Summary

Installing causes ads to appear on the bottom of screen. Opt out, and it simply goes into stealth mode. The download file somehow camouflages the file and fooled my current Norton Security. BAD NEWS!

Even carefully refusing additional software options, the program opens Adpeak - Scorpion, infusing a doorway for other malware/Trojans to infect your computer.

I was in a hurry, and didn't read other's comments; as they say, MY BAD. Cost me lots of frustration and hour stripping links and re-directs out of REGISTRY.

Registry Search: Scorpion, Adpeak, but it may allow Trojan acceptance from other malware sites.

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1 stars

"MALWARE BUNDLE TRASH!!!"

November 11, 2013  |  By scott_hates_malware

 |  Version: Free Audio Converter 5.0.30.1022

Pros

Admittedly, didn't even run the program. See below.

Cons

* Installed a Chrome extension, no option to not install it. Auto-hijacked that I was logged into facebook and Auto-liked all sorts of trash.
* Installed an IE extension, no option to not install it.
* Does not create an entry in Control Panel programs to uninstall ANYTHING. You have to run their binaries to uninstall. Given the above, I don't trust them.

Summary

* Registered an account with cnet for the sole purpose of writing this up.
* Wouldn't be surprised if I got rootkitted as well.

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1 stars

"MALWARE BUNDLE - Awoid at all cost"

October 17, 2013  |  By Poul75

 |  Version: Free Audio Converter 5.0.29.925

Pros

Free (If you do not have to pay anyone to clean your computer afterwards)

Cons

Lacks A LOT of BASIC functionality that more serious programs have to offer. Yes it can convert files, but there is a lot more to it if you are maintaning a music collection. The program's only reason for existance is to fill your computer with malware. I am still struggling to get rid of snap toolbar and other browser hijacking stuff.

Summary

Question is why cnet promotes this? They have rated it higher than Mediamonkey. They used to cover our back and at least try to look for malware.

I do not understand how this product is higher rated by users, than many real programs. Download.com just is not a safe place anymore.

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4 stars

"simple and easy to use"

September 06, 2013  |  By 505lobo

 |  Version: Free Audio Converter 5.0.28.827

Pros

clean interface, easy to use

Cons

had some problems converting wav to wma

Summary

would recommend it for simple conversions

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5 stars

"Does the job without any hiccup - malware free"

August 11, 2013  |  By reksesh

 |  Version: Free Audio Converter 5.0.27.717

Pros

Easy installation
smooth and quick conversion
Options to avoid add-ons that really work
No malware files

Cons

None that I can think of for now.

Summary

A free converter that is worth a small donation.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.52.1122
Version 5.0.52.1122 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher DVDVideoSoft
Publisher web site http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/
Release Date November 22, 2014
Date Added November 24, 2014
Version 5.0.52.1122
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 2 SP2
Download Information
File Size 29.15MB
File Name FreeAudioConverter.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 454,101
Downloads Last Week 3,518
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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