Free MP3 to iPod nano Converter
As the name of this program implies, Free MP3 to iPod nano Converter allows you to turn the format of MP3 files into the one supported by iPod Nano devices, namely M4A.
The tool packs a standard and uncomplicated interface where you can import audio tracks by using either the file browser or "drag and drop" functionality. Unfortunately, Free MP3 to iPod nano Converter does not allow you to process multiple items at the same time.
Once you have viewed the source path of the sound file, you can establish the output destination and file name, along with audio preset (Apple AAC for iPod or iPhone, or normal quality), in order to proceed with the encoding procedure.
The audio conversion software requires a low amount of system CPU and memory to finish a task in a short time. It has a good response time and manages to preserve a good sound quality. No error dialogs have been displayed during our testing and Free MP3 to iPod nano Converter did not freeze or crash.
On the other hand, the fact that batch processing is unsupported is a major downside for the tool. Furthermore, you cannot modify audio parameters (e.g. sample rate, volume) or configure program settings (such as disallowing multiple instances or setting Free MP3 to iPod nano Converter to open the target folder after the task is done).
The program automatically renames files if they already exists and this option cannot be changed.. Plus, the interface is dull and it is not possible to preview audio tracks in a built-in player. Nevertheless, we must take into account the fact that Free MP3 to iPod nano Converter has not received updates for a long time.