AudioConverter Studio is an Audio Converter and a CD-Ripper combined into one easy-to-use utility. It does CD to MP3 or WMA conversion on the fly, rips CD tracks to WAV files and does WMA to MP3, MP3 to WMA, OGG to MP3 and FLAC to MP3 conversion.
Version: XIf you are a music lover, take a close look at AudioConverter Studio.
License: Free To Try $39.95
Operating System: Windows
This program features two components most often used by music aficionados - a CD Ripper to rip tracks off Audio CDs and an Audio Converter that converts music files from one format to another.
It also allows you to edit tags and set the audio file properties (Frequency, Bitrate, Mode, etc.) The two features in the program you will like most are direct CD to MP3, OGG, FLAC, MPC or WMA ripping (though you can opt for .WAV files as well) and CDDB support. CDDB is a free online database that contains information about virtually all music albums released.
This data can be automatically exported to id3 tags, meaning you do not have to enter all this information manually. Importantly, the program preserves MP3 or WMA tags when converting a higher quality file to the lower quality one and supports ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags.
It supports MP3 to WMA, WMA to MP3, MP3 to WAV, WAV to MP3, WAV to WMA, OGG to MP3, MPC to MP3, WMA to OGG, FLAC to MP3, APE to MP3 and WMA to MP3 conversions. The process is almost instantaneous, a significant advantage for users whose computers aren't very advanced.
People who use the program and industry professionals alike are frequently surprised by how fast AudioConverter Studio works.
AudioConverter Studio works with virtually all CD-ROM / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD devices currently available on the market.
AudioConverter Studio plays CDs and can automatically save a playlist after a conversion is complete.
If you are looking for a fast and simple solution that is both intuitive and feature-rich, Audio Converter Studio is a natural choice.
AudioConverter Studio can be tried free-of-charge for 30 days and is available for download right now.
Version X: [!] New user interface. [!] Trial version limitations changed. [!] Support for CUE sheets. Now it is possible to convert individual tracks of a big file using information from CUE. [+] Easier to select WMA settings, support for 5.1 and 7.1 files (6 and 8 audio channels). [+] Quality presets for supported lossy formats (MP3, OGG, etc.) [+] Improved support for OGG VBR files. [+] Improved selection of OGG bitrate / frequency / channels settings. [+] Better support for WMA tags. [+] Improved support for FLAC files, including high-frequency (like 96 KHz) files. [+] Added an option to replace an existing file, if it has the same name as the converted one. [+] Added hotkeys. [*] The option of creating playlists is now disabled by default. You can enable it in the settings window. [*] Adjusted default permissions for files that are converted to the user profile folder. [*] Better error reporting. [-] Fixed an issue with the background conversion mode. [-] Fixed conversion from playlists. [-] Fixed saving the same set of tags to all files when converting MP3 to MP3 (changing MP3 bitrate). [-] Fixed playback of the last track of an Audio CD. [-] Fixed the total progress bar when converting a big number of files. [-] Fixed deleting source files after conversion if the corresponding option is selected in the settings. [-] Fixed saving tag information when converting FLAC to APE. [-] Release source files immediately after conversion. [-] Fixed other small bugs.
Version 9.2: [!] Updated sound engine. [!] It is now possible to mirror the directory structure of your source files in your output location. [+] Showing tag information in the file list.
Version 8.1: [-] Fixed issues with WMA tags. [-] Fixed some bugs.
Version 6.0: [!] Improved GUI. [+] You can start burning Audio CD from the program. [*] Updated help system. [-] Some bugs fixed.
Version 5.9: [+] Improved custom rename formats: added "Year" field. [-] Fixed some bugs.
Version 5.8: [+] Added WAV to MP3 mono conversion mode. [*] Improved autorenaming for output files. [-] Fixed some bugs.
Version 5.7: [*] New icons. [-] Fixed WMA to MP3 conversion under Vista. [-] Fixed some bugs.
Version 5.6: [+] Added formats for output filenames. [-] Fixed some bugs.
Version 5.5: [+] Added reading CD-Text information from Audio CDs. [-] Fixed some bugs.