As basic audio converters come a dime a dozen these days and are often free, we have a hard time getting excited about one that lets you convert only five measly songs. Audio X Converter transforms your digital music files among the four most popular codecs: MP3, WAV, WMA, and OGG. The green-tinted interface is rather bland but at least is easy enough to understand. After browsing your PC for files, you can set the audio quality of your new tunes. If you're converting files to MP3s, the application will let you encode them in the space-concious VBR mode. We did notice a design flaw when perusing our OGG output options: the slider for setting audio quality has identical wording at both ends of the spectrum. Not only do we think the one-time, five-song conversion limit is stingy, we also find it ridiculous that the program won't even open after you've transformed your allotted tunes. Ultimately, those who need an audio-conversion utility can find a better option.
What's new in version 2.2
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedNovember 15, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Audio X Converter is designed for playing and converting the most popular audio formats (MP3, WAV, WMA, and OGG) from one to another directly and on the fly (with no temporary files). This all-in-one audio converter supports the following conversions directly: MP3 to WAV, WMA, and OGG; WAV to MP3, OGG, and WM; WMA to OGG, WAV, and MP3; and OGG to MP3, WAV, and WMA. The program also supports ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags.
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