A compact application that allows users to rip audio CDs and perform conversion operations between file formats, including MP3, FLAC, OGG and AAC.
- License :GPL
- OS:Windows All
- Publisher:Robert Kausch
fre:ac is an audio software application that allows users to rip audio CDs and perform encoding operations as well.
It reads music from audio CDs by using the CDDB (Compact Disc Database) method to search for song metadata on the Internet (e.g. artist, track, song). Hence, it automatically reads the contents of your data and fills the missing information.
Plus, you can manually edit the info for each song, such as artist, album, tittle, track, year, and genre.
fre:ac offers support for a wide range of file formats, namely AAC, AIF, BONK, VOC, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, AU, WAV, CDA, and WMA.
Thanks to its built-in player, you can play, pause, or stop the current audio selection, and skip to the next or previous song.
Furthermore, you can choose a default saving directory, select the encoder, apply audio filters (High-pass or Low-pass), create playlists and cue sheets, install plugins, as well as edit ID3 tags.
Other important features worth mentioning enable users to specify the filename pattern, and you can also make the program encode the audio items to a single file. fre:ac offers support for batch processing, which means you can add multiple items to the list and convert them at the same time.
During our testing we have noticed that the tool carries out a task quickly and without errors throughout the entire process.
All things considered, fre:ac comes packed with a lot of options for helping you rip audio CDs and convert tracks to various file formats. If you want to skip the installation steps, you can download the portable version of the program, which can be found here.