Kastor - Free Audio Extractor
Kastor – Free Audio Extractor is a software tool whose sole purpose is to aid you in converting video files to audio tracks, with just a few clicks, as well as listen to them.
The installation process is a piece of cake, as it is does not bring any kind of surprises and it is over in a jiffy. The interface might seem a bit overwhelming at first, yet it is very well organized, enclosing a menu bar, several buttons, a pane where to view uploaded items and another one which displays the waveform. It is suitable to all types of users, including those with little or no previous experience with computers.
This software program supports a pretty large number of file types at import, such as AVI, FLV, MP4, MOV, AAC, M4A, MP3, AC3, ASF, WMV and WAV, while export is only available in MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC and WMA formats. All of these can be uploaded with the help of an incorporated file browser, as well as the “drag and drop” function.
Plenty parameters to configure
It is possible to play all added files with the help of the built-in playback buttons, while you can also choose the start and end time, thus trimming the length of the item. Aside from that, you can also tweak a pretty wide range of parameters, depending on the output extension.
To be more precise, when it comes to MP3 files, you can adjust the bit rate, channel and tag it as copyright, original and private, while WMAs enable you to change frequency, channels and nominal bit rate. FLAC items can only have different levels of quality (8 being the best), and OGG files support tweaks at frequency, channels, bit rate, and quality.
To conclude, Kastor – Free Audio Extractor is a pretty efficient and reliable piece of software when it comes to converting videos to songs. The interface is user-friendly, resource requirements are minimal, all tasks are performed in due time and there are sufficient options to keep you busy for quite a while.