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Switch Audio File Converter for Mac

$34.99
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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 69 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.94
  • Total Downloads:
    692,645
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 26, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (100 files per month on free version.); $34.99 to buy (Buy it now)

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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5 stars

"An alternative to iTunes"

November 21, 2015  |  By philharve

2015-11-21 14:38:29  |  By philharve

 |  Version: Switch Audio File Converter 4.88

Pros

Quick, easy and largely intuitive. I checked out the trial version first. Liked what I saw and within an hour I purchased a license. I have within the last couple of days converted almost 3 dozen of my favourite CD boxed sets [>100 CDs, all tracks '.aiff' format] to '.mp3' format for playback on my iPod 5.5. It also performs a check on the success/failure of the conversion and flags up any errors. I have found it simpler to use than iTunes and that is why I have awarded it 5 stars.

Cons

There 'might' be a small bug/inconsistency. In the main window, at the bottom near the Browse button, a message spontaneously appears stating, 'List of files to convert'. If I wait 10 - 15 seconds the message disappears but it soon reappears when I place the cursor inside the window. It this message were placed in the middle of the window it would make more sense.

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5 stars

"OMG! This is a life saver! Well, a time saver anyways!"

October 06, 2015  |  By pc4proficiency

2015-10-06 00:50:34  |  By pc4proficiency

 |  Version: Switch Audio File Converter 4.65

Pros

Very quick and simple download and install. I quickly figured out how to use it and was able to convert wma file format to mp3 in order to load songs onto CopyTrans Manager, so they could then be synched to an iPod It converts many different formats to and from other file formats. It also can recreate the new format without getting rid of the original format. Ergo, you can keep the old and the new. And, you can have the new formats put in the same music folder as the original music. I absolutely Love it so far!

Cons

Well, I've only had it for about 24 hours, but so far its one of the most useful and time saving softwares I can ever remember installing on my PC. Have found absolutely nothing wrong with it and everything right!

Summary

My brother brought over 30 CD's he wanted me to rip so he could put them on this Used iPod Nano 5 he'd recently purchased. Little did I know they were in wma format and his iPod won't accept wma. I had no clue if you could even change file formats once a song is already in your music library. He was really upset that I only ended up being able to synch the music that had been in my Media Player already, because it was all in mp3. Have you ever had a family member or friend sighing and nearly hissing at you, because you can't do something they want you to do for them? Well, that's what he was doing. I was so relieved to have found this and could convert the wma to mp3 and get him off my back.

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3 stars

"this is not free"

August 16, 2015  |  By rayparsons

2015-08-16 02:32:40  |  By rayparsons

 |  Version: Switch Audio File Converter 4.65

Pros

converts very quick and plays good

Cons

only converts 5 songs at a time unless you buy and even continuing after the popups 5 times it wont let you continue until you buy but in cnet it says free not free to try

Summary

don't down load if you need it free

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5 stars

"Fast, easy, reliable!"

August 14, 2015  |  By danacad7

2015-08-14 21:49:26  |  By danacad7

 |  Version: Switch Audio File Converter 4.65

Pros

I have tried several file converters and only wasted my time with them. Switch does what it promises and it does it in a few minutes. It is easy to use and allows more files to be converted together.

Cons

Converts perfectly and in a short time. No account need it, free.

Summary

None so far

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5 stars

"Converts well"

July 19, 2015  |  By manxman111

2015-07-19 03:15:23  |  By manxman111

 |  Version: Switch Audio File Converter 4.65

Pros

Does what it says on the tin

Cons

none none none

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1 stars

"NOT actually free to use"

March 08, 2015  |  By DemonKittie13

2015-03-08 20:45:41  |  By DemonKittie13

 |  Version: Switch Audio File Converter 4.65

Pros

Does convert well

Cons

Only can convert 5 at a time
Limited use and then useless

Summary

I used to use this all the time for all of my converting needs, then my computers went wonky and I had to reset them. I go to add these again and what do you know, but they are limited and now useless. It USED to be free, but now it is a trial even though it doesn't say it is.

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1 stars

"THIS IS NOT FREE Limits to 100 titles"

December 11, 2014  |  By hedhuntr1963

2014-12-11 11:19:05  |  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

2012-08-01 00:36:59  |  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

2012-06-06 09:40:36  |  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

2011-12-27 06:11:03  |  By xkalibur13steeler

 |  Version: Switch Audio Converter 4.15

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Conversion somewhat slow

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.94
Fixed: Normalize files while converting Fixed: Convert .aiff audio file errors
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date November 23, 2015
Date Added November 26, 2015
Version 4.94
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.38MB
File Name switchmaci.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 692,645
Downloads Last Week 222
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 100 files per month on free version.
Price $34.99

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