Switch Sound File Converter Plus

Switch Sound File Converter Plus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 504 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.22
  • Total Downloads:
    2,957,617
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 22, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled after 14 days); $40.00 to buy

Editors' Review

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We see a lot of audio converters, and there's really only so much that they can do to differentiate themselves from one another; we rarely see any that are particularly impressive. Switch Sound File Converter didn't do anything that blew us away in terms of design or features, yet this lightweight, uncluttered program won us over with its simplicity and ease of use.

The program's interface is quite basic and intuitive, with its features organized with well-labeled graphical buttons. Using the program couldn't be easier; users simply select the files they want to convert, choose the output format and destination folder, optionally adjust the encoder options, and Switch does the rest. Although the program only supports MP3 and WAV input formats, users can convert files to 21 different file types. The program has a few nice extras, including the ability to access the freeDB Internet Database for track listing information and the option to run Switch in the background if other programs are being used. Most impressively, users can configure the program to be accessible via right-clicking; up to three right-click options can be set, and then users need only right-click on an audio file within Explorer to select the desired output format and start the conversion. The program comes with an HTML Help file that is well-written and thorough. Overall, we found Switch to be extremely simple, suitable for even file conversion novices, but customizable enough to suit more advanced users.

Switch Sound File Converter is free. The program installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 504 votes

    • 5 star 245
    • 4 star 115
    • 3 star 41
    • 2 star 25
    • 1 star 78
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5 stars

"Quick & easy!"

October 04, 2011  |  By Konacabana

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.22

Pros

Straight forward UI...really easy to download & use within minutes!

Cons

When downloading, it will ask if you want to download additional software, as well as download Bing toolbar...make sure you untick all the options!

Summary

Easy to use application & highly recommended!

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4 stars

"Works well"

May 17, 2012  |  By Death_Begone

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.22

Pros

the options for conversion are simple and concise
works fast

Cons

the extra software it asks to install includes at least one BHO which can be dangerous

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5 stars

"Best audio converter"

May 14, 2012  |  By Custom_Developer

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.22

Pros

No muss, no fuss, easy to use
Worked first time
Converts wav to mp3 easily

Cons

Free trial , instead of completely free to use with pro edition

Summary

Was the only converter that would do wav to mp3 quickly and easily

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1 stars

"There are FREE alternatives out there"

April 30, 2012  |  By hingulf

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.22

Pros

It does what it should and if you avoid to install their extra bloatware (toolbars) which monitors your surfing habits it's a decent piece of software.

Cons

Browser toolbars which monitors surfing behaviour and looks at what pages you visit are NOT ok.

Don't see the point in purchasing when there are free tools that does the same without costing anything.

Summary

Compared to Helium Audio Converter (which is TOTALLY free!) I just can't seem to figure out why I would chose this software over totally free software (which doesn't even contain toolbars or has premium versions).

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2 stars

"Free version not worth it."

April 14, 2012  |  By mikel99

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.22

Pros

Seems to work OK.

Cons

Free trial period is only 14 days - then you have to install other software they are pushing. Installer came with three other programs that didn't really relate to audio conversion (browser toolbars, for example) - if you don't do the advanced install and uncheck the toolbar options, all the other things get installed by default.

Summary

I was not pleased with all the extraneous requirements that went with the free version - I won't be purchasing a license.

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5 stars

"Works great! Very Fast!"

April 14, 2012  |  By gordonll

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.22

Pros

Switch Sound File Converter was easy for me to figure out and to do what I wanted,
The install has The "Switch File Converter" and also "MixPad Audio Mixer" and "SoundPad Sound Editor".
I have not checked out MixPad or WavePad.

Cons

I have not found any Cons.

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1 stars

"Do not download the free version!!!"

March 14, 2012  |  By kew48

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.22

Pros

I did not even get to evaluate this software due to a free install and an attempt to uninstall and reinstall because of a misdirected file destination on my part.

Cons

Once you download the free version, you cannot entirely uninstall for whatever reason all their files from your system. When I attempted to reinstall, There were left over files which prevented a reinsall.Then when you request technical support, they ignore you unless you purchase their paid version. What a scam!!- Stay away!!

Summary

Stay away from the free version!!

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4 stars

"it is good good"

March 02, 2012  |  By robh3isme

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.22

Pros

it is good good

Cons

it is good good

Summary

it is good good

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1 stars

"Nothing but bad times."

February 19, 2012  |  By depechemode001

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.22

Pros

Does convert files, but.

Cons

Tried to delete converted files and mycoputer slowed down. The files wouldn't delete. I used file shredders, registry tools, and after everyyhing one file left that wouldn't delete.

Summary

I had to rebuild my my OS and prgrams to restore proper coditions. Tried it asecond time with the same results. Always have backups. I would have given it no stars if I could.

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1 stars

"malware detected when uninstalling as per AVG"

February 05, 2012  |  By hsihelp

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.22

Pros

doesn't have any

Cons

- 4.5mb wav to 3.5mb mp3, not worth it!
- try uninstalling the program, including this wave... and you'll get a malware alert from AVG!

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1 stars

"Without asking..."

February 02, 2012  |  By malight

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter Plus 4.22

Pros

It worked as it said it would, but should not do more than advertised.

Cons

This product made automatic changes to my "open file" selections in files other than sound! This is a very undesirable "feature" and not tolerable!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.22
Version 4.22 added CDDB support and other operation improvements.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date September 22, 2011
Date Added September 22, 2011
Version 4.22
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 641.06KB
File Name switchsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,957,617
Downloads Last Week 1,203
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled after 14 days
Price $40

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