Switch Sound File Converter

Switch Sound File Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 500 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.03
  • Total Downloads:
    2,922,887
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 19, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

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

    4.1

    out of 146 votes

    • 5 star 74
    • 4 star 45
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 16
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 500 votes

    • 5 star 242
    • 4 star 114
    • 3 star 41
    • 2 star 25
    • 1 star 78
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4 stars

"Excellent product, have used it on and off for a while."

June 22, 2010  |  By bumphrey

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter 2.03

Pros

Easy to use, no complicated menus to follow, basic one screen program with drag and drop option.

Cons

Not had any problems with this program as yet.

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4 stars

"ez to use."

June 21, 2010  |  By believeinhymn

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter 2.03

Pros

like it love it

Cons

nothing i can think of

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5 stars

"Converts to MP3"

June 17, 2010  |  By ckpuden

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter 2.03

Pros

Does what I needed, and fast!

Cons

Can't think of any.

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2 stars

"Free Mp3 converter, not free for other formats"

June 16, 2010  |  By kenneraz

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter 2.03

Pros

Good, easy interface and easy to customize.

Cons

Works on many formats for a 2 weeks, then you?re asked to purchase the Pro version to convert anything other than Mp3 or WAV files. That should be listed more clearly since Mp3 is an old format.

Summary

I like the program, but was unhappy and surprised that the Pro version was the real sell here. I feel like the Bait and Switch tactic was used and I will be uninstalling for that reason alone.

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5 stars

"Works seamlessly and simply"

June 14, 2010  |  By tober427

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter 2.03

Pros

Quick and easy

Cons

None - I haven't found any

Summary

It doesn't get any better - it's FREE

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5 stars

"This program is very easy to use."

June 13, 2010  |  By dafixa

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter 2.03

Pros

It converts every file with a speed by which I have found no comparison with any other converter programs. The best part about it is the cost which is FREE!

Cons

The interface is very similar in appearance when compared to other programs. Considering the superior performance of this product, it would be nice to see the creators offer a different look or at least the option to change its appearance.

Summary

I convert files for a couple of reasons. First, I like to create different themes for my desktop, and found that often many of the sounds were in a format that was not compatible with my theme builder. The second reason I convert files is sound files is so that I can load them onto my Ipod, which can only recognize true mp3s or Quicktime files. So far, the Switch Sound Converter has delivered every time! AND IT'S FREE!

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4 stars

"Works well"

June 12, 2010  |  By fredyetter

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter 2.03

Pros

It works pretty good

Cons

No probles encounteredne

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5 stars

"Love this program"

June 08, 2010  |  By BirgitJensen

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter 2.03

Pros

I find myself using this lightning-fast and intuitive program over and over again.

Cons

None at all!

Summary

Highly recommended. The best.

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4 stars

"Fast and Effective"

June 04, 2010  |  By Chefdunn

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter 2.03

Pros

Great sound, fast works great for me.

Cons

none. got what I needed out of it for free.

Summary

Worked great was fast and easy. Sound was awesome from flac to mp3. Changing settings was easy. !!

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4 stars

"Works well to convert files for Itunes and my ipod."

June 04, 2010  |  By daemondamian

 |  Version: Switch Sound File Converter 2.03

Pros

It's free, it wasn't that difficult to figure out the settings to convert various sound files into the mp3 format for itunes and my ipod, and it seems quick.

Cons

It's great for what I use it for, other users using it for more complex needs may not find it sufficient, but I don't know as I only use it for conversion to mp3.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.03
Version 2.03 - Updated midi support and other bug fixes.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date August 19, 2009
Date Added August 19, 2009
Version 2.03
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 613.06KB
File Name switchsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,922,887
Downloads Last Week 3,899
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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