fre:ac Beta

fre:ac (formely BonkEnc audio encoder) is a Open Source audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. fre:ac's user interface is designed to be intuitive so you will be able to use the basic features without any trouble. It still offers advanced options when you need them so you will be able to go beyond simple ripping and format conversion using fre:ac. The program converts freely between all supported formats. No matter if you need WMA to MP3, MP3 to WAV, M4A to MP3, WAV to MP3 or any other conversion, fre:ac supports any combination of formats.

The integrated CD ripper will convert your audio CDs to files on your hard disk. It supports all of the formats available for regular audio file conversion. fre:ac can query the CDDB/freedb online CD database to find artist and title information prior to ripping. No need to enter track names manually. The MP3, MP4/M4A, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and Bonk encoders integrated with fre:ac make use of modern multi-core CPUs, so ripping and converting speeds get a real boost. You will save time and get the job done quickly. fre:ac provides full support for the Unicode character set. That way it can handle not only Latin scripts, but also Japanese, Cyrillic, Arabic or Indian.

If you like music from all over the world, you can tag your files correctly. fre:ac can be installed on a USB stick or external drive so you can take it with you and use it on any computer. It will also store its configuration files on the portable drive. That way it will always start up with your custom settings.

fre:ac Beta changelog:
This release adds support for multi-channel Opus files and updates codec libraries to the latest versions. In addition, the new release fixes several issues found in earlier versions. Most notably, an issue where fre:ac hung on OS X 10.11 El Capitan when querying the freedb database.

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Latest version: (30 Nov 2016)
License: Open Source
System requirements: Windows (All)
Download: fre:ac 32-bit (7.2 MB)
Download: fre:ac 64-bit (4.4 MB)

See also:
Hamster Free Audio Converter
Helium Audio Converter
Total Music Converter
Simple AudioCodec

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