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Welcome to the fre:ac project
Sunday, 11 July 2010 14:00

fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. It currently converts between MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats.

With fre:ac you easily rip your audio CDs to MP3 or WMA files for use with your hardware player or convert files that do not play with other audio software. You can even convert whole music libraries retaining the folder and filename structure.

The integrated CD ripper supports the CDDB/freedb online CD database. It will automatically query song information and write it to ID3v2 or other title information tags.

Features (click an entry to see details)

  • Converter for MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats

    fre:ac converts freely between all supported formats. No matter if you need WMA to MP3, MP3 to WAV, M4A to MP3, WAV to MP3 or any other conversion, fre:ac supports any combination of formats.

  • Integrated CD ripper with CDDB/freedb title database support

    The integrated CD ripper will convert your audio CDs to files on your hard disk. It supports all of the formats available for regular audio file conversion. fre:ac can query the CDDB/freedb online CD database to find artist and title information prior to ripping. No need to enter track names manually.

  • Portable application, install on a USB stick and take it with you

    fre:ac can be installed on a USB stick or external drive so you can take it with you and use it on any computer. It will also store its configuration files on the portable drive. That way it will always start up with your custom settings.

  • Multi-core optimized encoders to speed up conversions on modern PCs

    The MP3, MP4/M4A, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and Bonk encoders integrated with fre:ac make use of modern multi-core CPUs, so ripping and converting speeds get a real boost. You will save time and get the job done quickly.

  • 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. If you like music from all over the world, you can tag your files correctly.

  • Easy to learn and use, still offers expert options when you need them

    fre:ac's user interface is designed to be intuitive so you will be able to use the basic features without any trouble. It still offers advanced options when you need them so you will be able to go beyond simple ripping and format conversion using fre:ac.

  • Multilingual user interface available in 40 languages

    fre:ac comes with a multilingual user interface and is currently available in 40 languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Vietnamese, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Polish, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Estonian, Lithuanian, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian, Romanian, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Hebrew, Arabic, Afrikaans, Basque, Esperanto, Galician, Catalan and Valencian). It can be translated to other languages easily using the 'smooth Translator' utility that is included in the distribution.

  • Completely free and open source without a catch

    fre:ac is available for free without any adware or other foul things. However, the project relies on your support to be able to push the development further. If you like this software, please consider making a donation. Click on one of the icons in the donation section to the right to support the fre:ac project with a donation.

 
fre:ac snapshot 20151122
Sunday, 22 November 2015 21:56

fre:ac snapshot 20151122 has been released and is now available for download!

This release adds the meh! - multi encoder hub component that allows ripping/converting to multiple different output formats at once. For example, you can now rip to FLAC files for archival and MP3s for mobile listening in one go.

The Linux and FreeBSD versions can now make use of Apple's Core Audio AAC and ALAC encoders if iTunes or QuickTime is installed using Wine. The Windows version now allows setting the process priority in the configuration dialog.

The new release also adds support for multi-channel AAC and ALAC as well as VCLT playlists and fixes several stability and freezing issues.

Upgrading to the 20151122 release is strongly recommended if you are using an earlier snapshot. Please be aware, however, that this is a preview release and not meant for daily work. Please report issues on the SourceForge bug tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

The new snapshot is available in the downloads section.

 
fre:ac v1.0.26
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 20:54

fre:ac version 1.0.26 has been released on 27th October 2015. This release updates translations and fixes several bugs found in earlier versions.

The new release improves detection of concatenated MP3 files and fixes several issues handling Ogg Vorbis files with cover art. It also fixes a graphics issue where text did not appear in edit fields on some systems.

Upgrading to fre:ac v1.0.26 is strongly recommended to all users of earlier versions. You can download it at the downloads section of this site.

 
fre:ac snapshot 20151004
Sunday, 04 October 2015 15:11

fre:ac snapshot 20151004 has been released and is now available for download!

This release improves handling of cue sheets by adding several configuration options for the cue sheet reader component. For example, it can now look for compressed tracks in place of .wav files and considers information contained in referenced files' tags. In addition, the new release speeds up sorting of the joblist and adds progress indicators for individual tracks to the conversion progress display on the Jobs tab. The OS X version now supports Retina mode on high DPI displays.

The new release also fixes several issues with handling MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and WMA files. Upgrading to the 20151004 release is strongly recommended if you are using an earlier snapshot.

Please be aware that this is a preview release which is not meant for daily work. Please report issues on the SourceForge bug tracker or by email to support@freac.org.

The new snapshot is available in the downloads section.

 

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