Switch Audio Converter for Mac

Switch Audio Converter for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 64 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.15
  • Total Downloads:
    679,312
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 12, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $40.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Switch is free format converter for audio files. So, for example, if you need to convert a bunch of Windows Media files into .mp3s so you can play them on your iPod, then Switch can help. This application supports conversion from and to a variety of formats, providing input and output for .mp3, .wav, .aif, .ogg, .flac, and more. (Although note that not all formats work both ways, like you cant output .wma or .rm files even though you can open them--and you cant decode any sort of copy-protected file, including aacPlus.) Switch has an easy interface that lets you choose input and output formats and then add files to convert (and even play). Conversion is fairly fast, with Switch automatically downloading additional plugins if necessary. Switch is also available as a Windows application, and this unfortunately shows in some instances, as the help files are not Mac-specific.
 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Converted DRM WMA Audio to excellent MP3's"

June 06, 2012  |  By Evil One

 |  Version: Switch Audio Converter 4.15

Pros

Free easy to use converter has multiple format options and many quality settings within each. Used variable rate MP3 bit rate settings (minimum 128 & maximum 320) for excellent conversions of previous CD to WMA high quality files (setting below WMA lossless). Files play in MacBookPro (Snow Leopard) ITunes after adding them individually to library.

Cons

Would be nice if converter could batch produce whole artist album(s) that would be automatically added to Itunes. As is; I'm converting individual songs and then have to manually add into ITunes library and input all artist/album data. Itunes then shows them properly. Still, and at no cost, this program does what it advertises and converts WMA songs (to include DRM) into excellent MP3's.

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5 stars

"Simple and effective"

December 27, 2011  |  By xkalibur13steeler

 |  Version: Switch Audio Converter 4.15

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Conversion somewhat slow

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4 stars

"Does what it needs to"

October 28, 2011  |  By TenaciousDonnaMarie

 |  Version: Switch Audio Converter 4.15

Pros

makes otherwise unusable file listenable

Cons

can not convert .rar who the hell can use that anyway?

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3 stars

"quick and easy"

July 28, 2011  |  By michaelharmon

 |  Version: Switch Audio Converter 4.15

Pros

simple and quick.

Cons

Intel only. I have some Pro Tools HD3 accell machines running on DP-G5 computers. I want a quick MP3 converter so I don't have to open iTunes to send MP3's to clients. This would be great if it worked on my G5!

Summary

Can't complain. I have two $20,000 pro recording studio systems and have to use iTunes to convert to MP3. :-(

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5 stars

"Just what I need"

June 30, 2011  |  By dkleinfeld--2008

 |  Version: Switch Audio Converter 4.15

Pros

Quick, easy, efficient
Support for plenty of formats
Free!

Cons

Can't think of any

Summary

For quick and efficient audio conversion, this is a must-have. If I need to turn MP3s into AIFFs for Final Cut, turn AIFFs into MP3s for storage, turn WAVs into MP3s, whatever, Switch is my go-to tool. It has a much smaller footprint than similar applications, and better usability, because it does exactly one thing, and does it really well.

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2 stars

"Money hungry"

June 13, 2011  |  By Moonwatcher

 |  Version: Switch Audio Converter 4.15

Pros

works OK - as advertised

Cons

Want more money to upgrade - really a rip-off. I have version 4, and really should not have to pay $20 for version 4.13. I advice others to stay away from people like this. there are other apps that can do the same job.

Summary

The app works alright, but don't like their policies.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date June 12, 2011
Date Added June 12, 2011
Version 4.15
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 613.06KB
File Name switchsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 679,312
Downloads Last Week 2,043
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $40

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