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fre:ac – free audio converter and CD ripper

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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