To correct reading errors while ripping you can enable Jitter correction in the Ripper tab of fre:ac’s configuration dialog. If that does not help, try using one of the Paranoia modes choosing from overlap only, no verify, no scratch repair, or full cdparanoia mode.
The software offers a fast, multi-threaded conversion engine. Multi-core optimized encoders speed up conversions on modern PCs. There’s integrated SuperFast technology for multi-threaded encoding.
fre:ac offers good internationalization support with the user interface available in 44 languages.
And there’s more:
- Integrated CD ripper, player and tag editor.
- Supports playlists, cue sheets and chapters. Supported playlist formats: M3U playlist, M3U (Unicode), PLS Playlist, VCLT Playlist, and Windows Media Playlist.
- Read cue sheets embedded in ID3v2 tags.
- Ability to convert to multiple formats at once.
- Verify lossless input and output files.
- Supports freedb/CDDB queries and submits.
- Supports ripping of hidden tracks (HTOA).
- Supports fully automated CD ripping.
- DSP components for channel up-/downmixing and sample format conversion.
- Support for automatic sample format conversions to match encoder requirements.
- Support for joining tracks with different sample formats into a single output file.
- Support for using command line codecs.
- Optional command line interface.
- Option to keep timestamps of source files.
- Support for PulseAudio output.
- Full Unicode support for tags and file names. fre:ac provides full support for the Unicode character set. That way it can handle not only Latin scripts, but also Japanese, Cyrillic, Arabic or Indian.
- HiDPI support.
- Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, and Windows.