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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Audio Converter converts different audio file formats, including MP3, WAV, M4A, AAC, WMA, OGG, FLAC, and APE. Each format is provided with a corresponding profile kit and a preset editor in order to make a personalized preset. So you can create new presets, delete and edit the old ones (change the current parameters). Free Audio Converter goes with both a single and a batch mode support. Supports XP, Vista and Windows 7. Free Audio Converter contains no spyware or adware. It's clearly free and absolutely safe to install and run.
March 11, 2017
Version: Free Audio Converter 22.214.171.1243
None that I can think of.
Free version inserts an "audio watermark" at the beginning and end of your converted music files, turning your converted files into garbage. You can pay to remove this, but previous versions didn't have this "feature."
Cannot drag and drop file folders containing music files into the converter, as in previous versions.
Cannot multi-select file folders containing files to convert.
This used to be a great tool to convert audio files into other formats. Now, it is worthless. DVDVideoSoft has gotten greedy, so I'll be using a different tool to convert files going forward.
DVD VideoSoft (which now also calls itself "Digital Wave") has released a remarkable suite of tools, including this free Audio Converter, which offers every facility and fine nuance (all right, "variation of parameter") that you could ever wish for. Make teeny tiny MP3's or great big whopping conversions to the highest possible quality - it's all here. And for free? It's almost too good to be true.
...It IS too good to be true. As they say in Russia, you only get free cheese in a rat-trap. Download this muck and your computer will be riddled with malware, much of which is invisible to orthodox anti-virus software. That doesn't mean it's not there in your PC, beavering away to spy on your internet activity and threaten your system. Truly, this software is absolute poison. And the best thing is: you can pay $10 per year to be eligible for their de luxe aftercare! Good money to have your system ruined.
I am dismayed to see CNET continuing to endorse and disseminate software which they have been told by reviewers time and again is corrupt and corrupting. Clearly our warnings are neither read nor checked nor believed. So, since we're not taken seriously, lads: here's the drill. (1) Run a full system scan on a new computer. Load whatever anti-virus software you like (I use AVG and Avast) but be sure to include too Malware Bytes and - say - Spyhunter. (2) Download anything from DVD Videosoft. The full Free Studio caboodle if you like. (3) Run a full scan again.
Still think we're talking twaddle? Shame on you, boys. Shame on you. And if you don't halve time to check out software thoroughly: don't supply it on your site.
Its you that is the problem...You would have no problems as I have had no problems if you knew how to do these downloads properly. Always do a custom install and read what you are agreeing to before the download.
There are no pros for this s/w. I had to give this thing 1 star to be able to post but if I could give it a minus 5 I would do so.
I agree with most of the negative comments here. This is the worst piece of crap s/w that Cnet has ever offered. The editors did really fall asleep on this one. The editors at Cnet have lost credibility with me. If the s/w was a baby that I had given Cnet to babysit they would have killed the baby. AT ALL COSTS STAY AS FAR AWAY FROM THIS S/W AS POSSIBLE IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR O/S INTACT! THIS S/W ACTUALLY RAPES YOUR MACHINE. IT CRASHED MINE AND I'M RUNNING KASPERSKY! It's chock full of malware and viruses. It WILL work fine for a few days even if you decline all the added s/w they try to push on you. But after a few days after using their audio editor and audio converter weird things start happening and your machine starts slowing down more and more. And then the occasional BSOD. After that it's all over but the crying. Had to save what I could from the corrupted disc and install a clean version of windows on a new disc. Took me hours and hours of work that I really couldn't spare.
Updated on Sep 8, 2015
I was very angry when I wrote the first review but I still stick by it. And I did decline all the extra "stuff". I don't understand why it works on some machines and not on others. My problem could have been that I was using BOTH their editor AND converter. I don't know. All know is that after I started using this s/w everything was fine for 3 or 4 days and then all of a sudden everything came to a grinding halt. I was trying to edit and convert some old saved cassette music. Suddenly I had a BSOD for no apparent reason. Got the machine back up again and then another one and finally wouldn't boot anymore. To say I was EXTREMELY ticked is a gross understatement. Hours and hours of work to get a new drive up and running. Reload all the necessary s/w. And save as much as possible from the corrupted drive. If the s/w works for you. Fine. Good for you. As in all things, user and buyer beware. I would NEVER touch it again. I don't want to have to say, I told you so. Good luck with it.
The second the program was launched, I got a pop-up from my Malware scanner saying that "PUP.Optional.OpenCandy" had been installed on my PC. I also noticed that another application called "DVD Video Soft - Free Studio Manager". I did not download this file, I did not install this file, I did not want this file. This download package is full of spyware, malware and viruses. User beware!!
- Simple to install
- Simple to avoid the unwanted add-ons
- Simple to use; various options allow tweaking to suit your needs
- The lack of documentation means that you'll actually have to pay attention to what you are doing and learn as you go. It isn't much of a con, since by doing you'll learn every bit as quickly as you would by reading a list of instructions.
If the objective is to make me feel warm and fuzzy about products from DVDVideoSoft then the objective has been met. I like small programs that perform a specific function when needed, particularly when they give me a measure of control over how the process works.