Switch Sound File Converter

Switch Sound File Converter

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 497 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.03
File Size:
640.06KB
Date Added:
August 19, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
2,885,764
Downloads Last Week:
2,607
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 497 votes

    • 5 star: 241
    • 4 star: 114
    • 3 star: 41
    • 2 star: 25
    • 1 star: 76
  • Current Version:

    4.1

    out of 146 votes

    • 5 star: 74
    • 4 star: 45
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 16
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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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