fre:ac - free audio converter

fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. It currently converts between MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats.

With fre:ac you easily rip your audio CDs to MP3 or WMA files for use with your hardware player or convert files that do not play with other audio software. You can even convert whole music libraries retaining the folder and filename structure. The integrated CD ripper supports the CDDB/freedb online CD database. It will automatically query song information and write it to ID3v2 or other title information tags.

Features:

  • Converter for MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats
  • Integrated CD ripper with CDDB/freedb title database support
  • Portable application, install on a USB stick and take it with you
  • Multi-core optimized encoders to speed up conversions on modern PCs
  • Full Unicode support for tags and file names
  • Easy to learn and use, still offers expert options when you need them
  • Multilingual user interface available in 40 languages
  • Completely free and open source without a catch

fre:ac 1.1.4 changelog:

Improvements

  • improved support for reading CD-Text
  • added an HDCD decoder DSP filter
  • added catalog number and barcode fields to tag editor
  • added file type associations to macOS app, so fre:ac is offered for opening audio files
  • added quality (VBR) setting to FDK-AAC configuration dialog
  • improved MP3, AAC and Opus encoding performance by up to 30%
  • improved multi-monitor support on X11 based systems
  • discs of multi-disc albums are now shown separately in tag editor album mode
  • update only changed fields when making edits in tag editor album mode
  • added support for Replay Gain values in MP4 and WMA metadata
  • do not override settings with default values when using freaccmd's –config option

Bug fixes

  • fixed invalid length written to very long Opus and Speex files (longer than 12 ½ hours at 48 kHz)
  • fixed decoding of some very short Opus, Vorbis and Speex files
  • fixed written MP4 chapters being invisible to some applications when using Nero AAC
  • fixed hang/crash when opening WavPack, Musepack, TAK and OptimFROG files with chapters
  • fixed issues submitting CDDB information for new CDs (without existing entries)
  • fixed issues handling long path/file names on Windows
  • fixed output sample rate being limited to 192 kHz
  • fixed freaccmd randomly failing to process files in rare cases
  • fixed bad user interface colors on some Linux distributions

Updated codecs

  • switched from FAAC to FDK-AAC for AAC encoding

  • updated Monkey's Audio to version 6.11

  • updated WavPack to version 5.4.0

  • updated mpg123 to version 1.26.4

  • updated FAAD2 to version 2.10.0

New translations

  • updated Romanian translation

  • updated Portuguese (Brazilian) translation

Download: fre:ac (formerly BonkEnc) 1.1.4 | Portable ~16.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: fre:ac 64-bit | Portable 64-bit ~17.0 MB
Links: fre:ac Home Page | Other Operating Systems