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Fre:ac

Key Details of Fre:ac

  • Rip CDs, tag, and convert audio files into different formats
  • Last updated on 06/23/20
  • There have been 4 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

by   / December 22, 2014

Fre:ac is an open source audio conversion software with helpful features and professional level capabilities -- all available for free.

Pros

Good format selection: Along with the ubiquitous MP3 and WAV formats, Fre:ac also allows you to work with more obscure, but still useful formats, such as OGG, VORBIS, and FLAC.

CD ripping capabilities: Fre:ac also works very well as a CD ripper. It has access to an online database with all the information you need to automatically populate all the metadata attached to the files, so they can be sorted and organized properly in your media library.

Quality settings: Fre:ac offers professional-level control over output files. Instead of being locked into a preset or a one-size-fits-all output, you can specify exactly what bit rate and quality you want your files to render at.

Cons

Outdated interface: Fre:ac looks fairly outdated and is quite bare bones in appearance. Its interface is not terribly intuitive at first glance.

Bottom Line

While Fre:ac's window dressing might be less elegant than some of its paid competitors, the power beneath the interface is as good or better as most other options.

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Editors' Review

by   / December 22, 2014

Fre:ac is an open source audio conversion software with helpful features and professional level capabilities -- all available for free.

Pros

Good format selection: Along with the ubiquitous MP3 and WAV formats, Fre:ac also allows you to work with more obscure, but still useful formats, such as OGG, VORBIS, and FLAC.

CD ripping capabilities: Fre:ac also works very well as a CD ripper. It has access to an online database with all the information you need to automatically populate all the metadata attached to the files, so they can be sorted and organized properly in your media library.

Quality settings: Fre:ac offers professional-level control over output files. Instead of being locked into a preset or a one-size-fits-all output, you can specify exactly what bit rate and quality you want your files to render at.

Cons

Outdated interface: Fre:ac looks fairly outdated and is quite bare bones in appearance. Its interface is not terribly intuitive at first glance.

Bottom Line

While Fre:ac's window dressing might be less elegant than some of its paid competitors, the power beneath the interface is as good or better as most other options.

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User Reviews
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 92 votes

    • 5 star 58
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 7
 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1.2a

Version 1.1.2a:
  • Fixed font scaling with high DPI settings

General

Publisher the fre:ac project
Publisher web site https://www.freac.org/
Release Date June 21, 2020
Date Added June 23, 2020
Version 1.1.2a

Category

Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/Server 2016/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 16.96MB
File Name freac-1.1.2a-windows-x64.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,074,677
Downloads Last Week 2

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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