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WAV to MP3 Converter

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This one-trick pony only converts your WAV files into MP3 format, but at least it's totally free. WAV to MP3 Encoder works quickly, and the interface is simple: just drag and drop files directly from Windows Explorer. However, as its name suggest, the application doesn't support other audio formats the way more comprehensive programs do. Also, though you can of course choose the bit rate of your new audio files, you won't find a VBR option. However, if you're looking for a way to compress WAV files in the MP3 format and your jukebox of choice lacks conversion skills, this application makes an acceptable, if somewhat medicore, option.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.4 stars

    out of 325 votes

    • 5 star: 169
    • 4 star: 24
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 11
    • 1 star: 110
  • Current version:

    4.3 stars

    out of 69 votes

    • 5 star: 55
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 10
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  • 5.0 stars

    "A very neat utility"

    July 13, 2013  |   By SadyeWebre740

    Version: WAV to MP3 Converter 1.0 r1

    Pros

    One click converter for bulky WAV files to device friendly MP3. The batch convert option worked very well, without slowing down or sudden hang ups that I have experienced with other converters

    Cons

    Worked amazingly well for me

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The converter works very well"

    July 12, 2013  |   By MuiMillbrand276

    Version: WAV to MP3 Converter 1.0 r1

    Pros

    It's feature set may not be too rich, but it converts files quickly and without a hassle, so it's a viable option for those who just want to get a bunch of files converted into a different format without having to play with too many advanced settings

    Cons

    no bit rate control, can not edit meta tags, in general it is a waste of time, im even wasting time reviewing it

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Failure rate too high"

    July 12, 2013  |   By txbd75

    Version: WAV to MP3 Converter 1.0 r1

    Pros

    It's free - that's about all you can say for it.

    Cons

    After declining half a dozen crap-ware addons during installation, I tested 10 wav files. It said that 1/2 were not a supported format (they play fine in WMP). Three that it did convert failed to run and two played fine.

    A waste of time....

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Basic - worked fine"

    July 5, 2013  |   By Phylissn822

    Version: WAV to MP3 Converter 1.0 r1

    Pros

    This really helped me to do my conversions very well - I have formally bid adieu to my bulky WAV tracks thanks to this software. Interface was amazing - simple and one step - not too many questions - options which makes it user friendly.

    Cons

    Thanks for this product - I faced no problems

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Reliable program"

    July 2, 2013  |   By CarisaKridler058

    Version: WAV to MP3 Converter 1.0 r1

    Pros

    It works smoothly with windows os system. It is my first choice to convert wav audio into mp3: it converts files instantly, mp3 has excellent quality. It is small but functional.

    Cons

    a trustful program to install and enjoy. thanks

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Fine tool, brings WebCake adware with it."

    July 1, 2013  |   By DreadLlama

    Version: WAV to MP3 Converter 1.0 r1

    Pros

    It's exactly what it says

    Cons

    >Installs webcake adware no matter what you do (based on google, this allows intrusive and annoying popups as well as reduced computer performance and browser crashes)
    >Alters start keys so that webcake will boot each time your computer turns on
    >crashed my chrome browser and disallowed it restarting for roughly 5 minutes until I tracked down and destroyed the culprit

    Despite asking for permission, regardless of your answer you are signing up to be the latest bit of data for a tool called "WebCake". It's a horrible little tool that attempts to set a registry key to run at startup, installs some drivers, and aims to watch all you do on your browser. The only bit you get a say in is whether or not you want to see their ads pumped to your browser in a toolbar but the adware comes regardless. This is what many are seeing flagged as a trojan and that's exactly what it is-just specialized toward ads. Doesn't mean you should trust it. Likewise my trust for Cnet is now ruined.

    Summary

    It brings with it a trojan that installs WebCake adware whether you want it to or not. As a result I no longer trust Cnet nor this little tool at all.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great application"

    June 30, 2013  |   By KevaBagley678

    Version: WAV to MP3 Converter 1.0 r1

    Pros

    It supports ripping from CD and convert to MP3. It also allow users to customize size of Mp3 files.

    Cons

    Just a clean and elegant converter.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Piece of Junk"

    June 30, 2013  |   By Salomea719

    Version: WAV to MP3 Converter 1.0 r1

    Pros

    The app is also clear of any malware, so there's no reason to complain. Check your malware removal software for false alarms before you post!

    Cons

    Works fine.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "My anti-virus says this is a Trojan."

    June 24, 2013  |   By fgerwig

    Version: WAV to MP3 Converter 1.0 r1

    Pros

    There are no Pros

    Cons

    Cons all the way. My PC won't even install this. It says it is a Trojan and deletes it automatically.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Simple, works fast, free."

    June 20, 2013  |   By elderone1

    Version: WAV to MP3 Converter 1.0 r1

    Pros

    Worked as advertised, and the interface is simple and intuitive.

    Cons

    Some reviews cautioned about included virus. My security software indeed found and isolated what it identified as a virus. When I authorized the virus deletion, the entire application was deleted. I believe some aspect of the code looks like a virus to security software, but is just part of the program.

    Summary

    I reverted to an upgrade version of alternate software I already had installed, just in case my theory was wrong.

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