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fre:ac – free audio converter and CD ripper

Last Updated on September 1, 2020

Other Features

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.

Next page: Page 4 – Summary

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary

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