Softpedia Editor's Review for Free MP3 Converter
Converts audio to MP3
Written by Elena Opris on January 18th, 2013
Free MP3 Converter helps you encode RAW and WAV files to MP3 tracks.
Users are advised to pay special attention when installing this product. Since it is ad-supported, Free MP3 Converter offers to download and install the Facemoods toolbar, set start.facemoods.com as your default new tab page, to make it your homepage and add it as a search provider in your web browsers.
Besides the main functionality in Free MP3 Converter (i.e. Simple Converter - completely free and unrestricted), the program also comes with Batch Converter – a module with additional features but which are limited.
Simple Converter only recognizes RAW and WAV files. An encoding job is done in little time, and the program manages to perfectly maintain sound quality. You can also enable some settings – voice mode, high quality, fast mode, mark all as copyrighted, and more.
The Batch Converter recognizes several audio extensions, including MP3, MP2, MP4, AAC, WAV, OGG, CDA, AIFF, FLAC, WMA, and it can convert them to MP3, MP4, AAC, WMA, OGG and WAV.
All you have to do is add files or folders (drag and drop is not supported), select output direct and extension, configure audio settings (bitrate, sample rate, channels, quality), and initiate the task. In addition, you can preview audio files, and access a well-drawn help file.
In conclusion, Free MP3 Converter proves to be a great tool for converting audio files, and it uses a moderate amount of system resources. All it needs to do is extend the audio formats it can encode to.
Free MP3 Converter description
Here are some key features of "Free MP3 Converter":
· Very easy to use with bunch of options
· Supports encoding of .RAW and .WAV files
· Variable bit rate encoding
· Adjustable bit rates (30-320 KHz)
· CPU priority adjust
· IO frequency adjust
· Sampling rates
· Different encoding modes (Mono, Stereo, Joint Stereo)
· Nag screen on program exit
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· GUI enhancement, conversion speed improvement
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to download or install software or components (Dealio Comparison Shopping Toolbar) that the program does not require to fully function