Freemake Audio Converter is an amazing tool to simply convert audio files from one format to other for multi-device support or only to change the quality and size by changing codec/bitrate etc. The application supports various formats (both audio and video) like MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, FLAC, M4A, OGG, AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, DVD, among many others as input. In addition, the program also lets you extract audio track from a video, and it is also possible to merge sound files too. Freemake Audio Converter, other then it’s powerful conversion feature, also deserves mention for it’s beautiful and easy to use interface. Even if you've never used a similar program, you will not find it difficult to operate it. Furthermore, the functions are grouped in menus so there’s nothing you need a help with. Another big plus point is the flexibility it offers. You can either use any built-in configuration or create your own presents to customize output file just like you need. The conversion is very fast even when you add a lot of files (only a few minutes to complete). In addition, the program worked properly since it converts files quickly and without conflicting with the operating system or cause crashes. More to read.
To get started, download and install Freemake Audio Converter first. Note that you will need a working internet connection to download whole installation package via the installer. While installing, it will also automatically install Freemake Toolbar and change your browsers homepage. If you don’t like those changes, then click on Custom Installation (Advanced) and uncheck the options when prompted. Also by the end of installation, it will ask your to download Nitro PDF Reader. Since it isn’t needed to run Freemake Audio Converter, you can also select I do not want to install Nitro PDF Reader to prevent unwanted installation.
The program operates from one single window, with clean interface and organized menus. There's just a simple menu, no configuration options or any kind of advanced process, which makes the application very intuitive. To use it, the first step is to add the files to be converted to the application interface. You can either add files (Video or Audio) by clicking on Audio or just drag them to the application interface.
Now, click on the desired output format from the bottom panel. It includes MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, ACC, M4A and OGG. Then a popup window will appear to let you select desired quality. Select any default present or just create a Custom Present with your desired settings. You can change the Audio Codec, Channel, Sample Rate and Bitrate.
Once done, click on Convert. Then, the program starts the conversion automatically, and progress can be monitored in real time, through the progress bar displayed on your interface. At the end of the task, a message confirms that the songs have already been converted.
If you want to merge several tracks into one, select the option Join Files before starting the conversion. It is presented in the upper right corner of the screen as a button. If the position is OFF means that the function is disabled; If you are ON, music files joining feature is enabled.
Freemake Audio Converter is a nice tool to batch convert audio files in different formats with customizable setting. This is a full free tool works on Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista and we also tested it successfully under Windows 8 Release Preview.