Switch Audio File Converter

Switch Audio File Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 63 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.65
  • Total Downloads:
    656,416
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 13, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Switch Audio Converter for Mac is a sound-file format converter that takes files in a number of formats and recodes them in formats the Mac can handle. As it's not available through the App Store at the time of review, we obtained our copy from the publisher's Web site.

To use Switch Audio Converter for Mac you can add files to the interface through browsing or by drag and drop. The Switch Audio Converter for Mac interface is straightforward. The dialog box shows a list of files to convert, their existing format and size, and any metadata associated with the file. Icons at the top let you add more files or folders, as well as set conversion parameters and launch the conversion process on all queued files. By default, the input files are converted to MP3 format, but AIFF and WAV files are also supported. There's the option to automatically normalize audio when converting, so volume differences can be accommodated. Also, there's the ability to handle audio tracks from video files (AVI, MOV, and MPEG formats).

Switch Audio Converter for Mac worked as advertised, and we didn't encounter any problems in testing. We liked the ability to create a long list of files to convert by searching folders and then trigger the conversion while we went off to do other things. While there are other apps available that provide more file format support, Switch Audio Converter for Mac has all the most commonly used formats, and we liked it.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Switch Audio Converter 4.30.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"THIS IS NOT FREE Limits to 100 titles"

December 11, 2014  |  By hedhuntr1963

 |  Version: Switch Audio File Converter 4.65

Pros

Limits you to only 100 NOT FREE

Cons

Limits to 100 titles

Summary

NOT FREE

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4 stars

"unable to use this version.my Mac OS is 10.4 pre intel"

August 01, 2012  |  By VaughnPalmster

 |  Version: Switch Audio Converter 4.30

Pros

I was able to select quality control and process batch list of songs, walk away and the appropriate sound files were all in good order and where they belonged

Cons

Just that sometimes the program would create an image of sound file and not truly convert the wave or aiff to MP3. so , sound file was on a few Kb instead of 3- 10 MB

Summary

I was unable to use this version of software as my Mac OS is 10.4 pre intel.. I have enjoyed the use and ease of SWITCH since 2009. I had asmile as to how quickly the conversion happened.

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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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2 stars

"doesn't use the capabilities of cpu and ergo very slow."

September 15, 2011  |  By arnisz

 |  Version: Switch Audio Converter for Mac 1.40

Pros

coverts audio file formats

Cons

to slow for me.

Summary

I think there are better apps in the market.

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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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1 stars

"Crashes every time on Mac"

April 18, 2011  |  By philrobles77

 |  Version: Switch Audio Converter 4.00

Pros

Appears to be a perfect, simple program.

Cons

Crashes every time I try to convert. I have a brand new Macbook pro, yet it still won't work. Uninstalled.

Summary

Apparently it works on Windows for some people, but definitely doesn't work on my Mac. The creators need to create a debugged version!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.65
Version 4.65: additional file formats supported, more file formats supported for command line.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date September 17, 2014
Date Added October 13, 2014
Version 4.65
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 613.06KB
File Name switchsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 656,416
Downloads Last Week 1,394
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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