Switch Plus Edition

Switch Plus Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
3
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Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 503 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.79
  • Total Downloads:
    2,952,370
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 30, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled); $34.99 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Switch Sound File Converter Plus allows you to convert common file types to a wide variety of audio formats.

Pros

Great selection of outputs: There is a very comprehensive list of audio output formats that you can convert to with this app.

Quick conversion: The app converted audio to different formats more quickly than many other methods that are also available for free, such as completing a conversion using iTunes.

Good settings control: The free app generously offers professional-level control over the encoding of your new files. You can specify your bit rate or adjust the quality, as you require.

Cons

Limited input formats: The program only supports MP3 and WAV input formats after a trial period. But if deal with FLAC or AAC files on a regular basis, you're out of luck unless you pay.

Bottom Line

Switch Sound File Converter Plus is a great tool for snappy conversion to different audio formats. It is a small, straightforward program that lets you convert your audio files without weighing you down with needless features and options.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.65.

 
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4 stars

"Cant tell diff tween wma and this conversion in winamp"

April 01, 2015  |  By Sparkyroots

 |  Version: Switch Plus Edition 4.79

Pros

Good quality conversion from wma (which my old phone wont read) to mp3. No audible difference between wma and the conversion this software did, across many genres, disco, bassy, pop and jazz!

Easy to download and trouble free in win 7 on 64 bit. I used the free version.

Cons

Only tried one experiment so far.

Summary

Lovely bit of software, thankyou.

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5 stars

"No Problems!.."

March 19, 2015  |  By Mart70

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.65

Pros

it's all good!,..

Cons

I don't know?!.

Summary

This is one of only 3 software that I pay for, it's always done what I needed it for and never had any issues with it. Does what it's suppose to and it's easy to use. What else do you need or want?!, it's all good, really!.. I recommend it without hesitations. Cheers...

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5 stars

"Great Product"

January 27, 2015  |  By RF2ner

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.65

Pros

Fast and easy to use.
It provides a wide selection of formats, both for importing and exporting the sound files.

Cons

I've been using an earlier version of the Switch Sound File Converter for a year now, and haven't found any Cons yet. It's a Great Product.

Summary

I use the Switch Sound File Converter mostly for shrinking the size of audio files which I use as a background in many of my e-mails. I also find it useful for converting sound files to a format that I can use as background on home video and picture DVDs.

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1 stars

"BEWARE OF NCH SOFTWARE!"

November 20, 2014

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.65

Pros

The free downloadable Switch Sound File Converter is a piece of junk. After you pay for it, it works fine UNTIL THEY RELEASE ANOTHER UPGRADE. Then, the "lifetime" license that you paid for will NOT work and you CANNOT revert to the pre-upgrade version either. So, you have to pay again for another "lifetime" license.

Cons

BEWARE: After you buy a "lifetime" license, the program will work UNTIL NCH SOFTWARE RELEASES ANOTHER UPGRADE of the Switch Sound File Converter Plus. Then, the "lifetime" license that you paid for will NOT work and you CANNOT revert to the pre-upgrade version either. So, you have to pay again for another "lifetime" license. If you want to pay them again every couple of years (the regular price of the program is $40.00), go ahead. I choose not to do that again: Burned once, twice shy.

Summary

See cons above. Very sharp business practices by this vendor, NCH Software!

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5 stars

"Great, versatile; long time user, big promoter"

October 25, 2014  |  By mark.wesselhoff

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.65

Pros

Simple; great for converting videos to audio-only. Also, much easier to convert a file to mp3 than finding the correct codec.

Cons

None for my purposes

Summary

Switch is helping me since about 2006

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD -- CONTAINS A VIRUS"

October 24, 2014  |  By wb5rue

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.65

Pros

NONE, can't even download it

Cons

The file says it's been scanned by cnet as virus free but DO NOT BELIEVE IT. My network scan reported a virus and wouldn't let me download it

Summary

Long gone are the days of trusting cnet for safe free software!

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1 stars

"Terrible. Plenty of free programs that are better"

September 11, 2014  |  By frmrsntmnts

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.60

Pros

Nice GUI. Sound quality is fine.

Cons

Struggles with handling metadata in any lossless file conversions. No matter what settings are chosen metadata will not stick in converted files - only in iTunes. Complete waste of my time. XLD does the job and more better + faster.

Summary

Save yourself money, time, frustration, + time spent reconverting everything...

Download XLD for free. Stay away from this crappy software.

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5 stars

"All I've needed, quick and reliable for years"

January 28, 2014  |  By chobesoy

 |  Version: Switch Audio File Converter Plus 4.52

Pros

I purchased Switch a years ago and have really appreciated that I didn't need to purchase upgrades. It's worked great and is all I've needed, I've never had any problems. Granted I have simple conversions and they usually have the same specs, so I don't even think about it anymore - just drag, click to convert and there they are where they should be, in the right format, in a few seconds. This has kept me sane.

Cons

Unfortunately, this software outlived my computer and I did need to upgrade that! My question, is I know you can only purchase this for one computer at a time, but is it transferable since I'm the same user? I still have my email with my registration code and I don't think I bought a site license (I'm not sure but since it's not mentioned in my confirmation email and I only had one computer at that time I'm assuming not). I don't want my registration to be blocked if I paste in my old number onto the new system (warning prompt in registration box)

Summary

I realize consumers would have to be on honor code if it's a purchase per user, but if it must be purchased with each download onto a computer, then I will need to purchase this again as I've used this for a long time and it's never failed me. Thanks!

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2 stars

"OK but what a rip off"

January 16, 2014  |  By IAC-Bob

 |  Version: Switch Audio File Converter Plus 4.52

Pros

Software does what it says on the tin, just about

Cons

Once you have had it for a couple of months you have to pay again for an upgrade.

Summary

There are other products as good that don't try to strip your wallet every few months

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5 stars

"Outstanding!"

November 18, 2013  |  By stayunfazed

 |  Version: Switch Audio File Converter Plus 4.47

Pros

Big ass mass conversion of files

Cons

**** you cons

Summary

converts files and **** uber fast, super easy and super free

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.79
Version 4.79 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date March 17, 2015
Date Added March 30, 2015
Version 4.79
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 641.06KB
File Name switchsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,952,370
Downloads Last Week 1,296
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled
Price $34.99

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