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fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper which integrates various popular formats and encoders. It currently supports MP3, MP4/M4A, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and Bonk files. It makes it easy to convert your audio CDs to MP3 or Ogg Vorbis files which you can use in your hardware player or with your favorite audio software. The program supports the CDDB/freedb online CD database and CDText and automatically writes song information to ID3v2 or Vorbis comment tags.

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OS:Windows Mac Linux
Version:1.0.32 / 1.1 Alpha 20180306
Released:Mar 13,2018
File size:7.6MB
9.3/10
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1.0.32 / 1.1 Alpha 20180306 (March 13, 2018)




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Version history / Release notes / Changelog


fre:ac v1.0.32
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 19:32

This release includes some changes to improve usability and fixes several minor issues:

changed default output pattern to <artist> - <album> - <track> - <title>
improved behaviour of bitrate selection controls
show joblist duration in hours if longer than 1 hour
fixed issues with encoding to single file when suggested file name becomes too long
fixed handling of empty track metadata field
fixed handling of invalid Xing/LAME tags
fixed FAAC quality setting
fixed missing album art mimetype in MP4 metadata
fixed TwinVQ and WMA encoders being mixed up in config dialog

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Acronyms / Also Known As

freac,BonkEnc, BonkEnc



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Apr 20, 2018 Version: 1.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Good software, but a major drawback is it needs a sound normalizer, however future builds promise this and also it cannot process 5.1 channel inputs as yet. Pazera audio extractor can process anything as input so I recommend using that for some tricky projects instead.


Nov 19, 2017 Version: 1.0.30 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Very good software, but like others my using it had declined for said reason of only 2 channel support. Also it would not open mkv sources.


Aug 3, 2017 Version: 1.0.2.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I'd give this a 10/10 but it really is annoying that it won't accept an input source with more than 2 channels. Because of this it is not much use to me anymore.


Jul 16, 2017 Version: 1.0.2.8 OS: Windows 8 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 6/10



Nice software, but due to the fact that it cannot encode from audio sources more than 2 channels I prefer not to use it and find it very redundant for most of my conversion projects.


Jul 7, 2017 Version: snapshot OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10


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