Free MP3 Converter

Free MP3 Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4
  • Total Downloads:
    661,289
  • Date Added:
    January 30, 2012
  • File Size:
    7.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    191
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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MP3s let you pack thousands of songs onto one disc, yet they still sound good, especially on your smartphone or portable player. More than one type of encoding goes about calling itself "MP3," and they're not always completely compatible with every device and app. To standardize your MP3 collection, you'll need an MP3 converter, such as Free MP3 Converter from Pianosoft. It can convert your MP3s into several formats and quality levels, and when paired with Winamp, it can upconvert your MP3s to WAVs for compatibility with WAV editors. You can also use it to reduce and convert captured audio from other sources, such as Line In, TV In, and Mic In. Of course, it also makes quick work of converting WAV audio created by the built-in Sound Recorder in Windows; however, it doesn't rip audio from CDs. Plenty of tools do, but they don't always offer many output options. That's where Free MP3 Converter steps in, converting immense WAVs into wee MP3s.

MP3 converters and utilities tend to break down into two camps: those offering maximum control and those designed to be as easy to use as possible. There's a lot of traffic between the two camps, naturally, and while Free MP3 Converter definitely pitches its tent in the easy-to-use camp, it has its share of options, though once you've set them, you can hide them. Free MP3 Converter makes things clear enough for beginners to grasp, such as entry fields labeled Choose Input File and Choose Output File as well as icons labeled Browse Input and Browse Output. Check boxes select easy options such as Voice mode, High Quality, and Mark All as Copyrighted as well as advanced options like Byte swab all data, Downmix stereo to mono, and Do Not Use Short Blocks. We could also specify I/O frequencies, output mode, and bit rate. Once we'd made our choices, we could hide the Options and quickly process batches of files from an efficient minimized view.

Free MP3 Converter is a full-featured converter with many options, but it's easy on the user, too, with an agreeable balance between simplicity and flexibility.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–4 of 4

1 stars

"Batch Version Costs $20"

March 08, 2014  |  By cabinj

 |  Version: Free MP3 Converter 3.4

Pros

Looks like a reasonably easy to use application

Cons

Not really free, since it costs $20 if you want to convert more than one file at a time.

Summary

Still looking for a free MP3 converter to convert all my music files to MP3.

Updated on Mar 8, 2014

Not really Free Ware. Would appreciate CNET doing a better job of explaining this before I bothered downloading. From reading other reviews, re: Spyware, I'm glad I didn't run the program.

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1 stars

"Deceptive presentation"

June 18, 2013  |  By tecrekka

 |  Version: Free MP3 Converter 3.4

Pros

It doesn't make your computer burst into flames

Cons

Installs, runs batch conversion to 100%, then a pop up suggests you buy the Pro version, to finish the conversion

Summary

Not only does it tandem with a bunch of useless game software, it runs and THEN tells you it really isn't doing anything. Very disappointing.

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1 stars

"LEAD IS A SCAM, CNET SHOULD HAVE BEEN TRUTHFUL"

November 01, 2012  |  By wolfman072-2009

 |  Version: Free MP3 Converter 3.4

Pros

It only converts partial files, and makes you buy the full retail version. It is supposed to be freeware. Freeware is where you get a free program and if it works for you, you go to the programmers site and give him a donation. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME.. Unless you want to buy the full version, its only 20 bucks but why do they lie about it.

Cons

not truthful,

Summary

probably works good but the selling tactic is a scam

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1 stars

"Don't waste your time"

September 04, 2012

 |  Version: Free MP3 Converter 3.4

Pros

None at all

Cons

Spyware galore! Also you can only use it once and then it wants you to by the pro version so it will work again.

Summary



Updated on Sep 8, 2012

This is NOT FREE! Don't waste your time.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.4
Version 3.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Pianosoft
Publisher web site http://www.pianosoft-europe.com
Release Date May 03, 2012
Date Added January 30, 2012
Version 3.4
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Typical WinXP machine
Download Information
File Size 7.74MB
File Name FreeMP3Converter35.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 661,289
Downloads Last Week 191
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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