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fre:ac - Free Audio Converter v1.1.4

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.


Converter for MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats
Integrated CD ripper with CDDB/freedb title database support
Portable application, install on a USB stick and take it with you
Multi-core optimized encoders to speed up conversions on modern PCs
Full Unicode support for tags and file names
Easy to learn and use, still offers expert options when you need them
Multilingual user interface available in 40 languages
Completely free and open source without a catch

This download is for the 64bit Windows version.
If you need the 32bit Windows version, download here.
If you need the Intel and PowerPC Macs, macOS 10.x version, download here.
If you need the Intel and Apple Silicon Macs, macOS 11.0 version, download here.
If you need the Linux x86 (64 bit) version, download here.
If you need the Linux x86 (32 bit) version, download here.
If you need the Linux ARM (64 bit) version, download here.
If you need the Linux ARM (32 bit) version, download here.
If you need the FreeBSD (64 bit) version, download here.
If you need the FreeBSD (32 bit) version, download here.


fre:ac version 1.1.4 has been released on 14th February 2021.

This is a service focussing on minor improvements and bug fixes. fre:ac 1.1.3 adds support for HDCD decoding, improves tagging support and usability of the tag editor, updates codecs to the latest versions and fixes several issues found in earlier releases:

Improved support for reading CD-Text
Added an HDCD decoder DSP filter
Added catalog number and barcode fields to tag editor
Added file type associations to macOS app, so fre:ac is offered for opening audio files
Added quality (VBR) setting to FDK-AAC configuration dialog
Improved MP3, AAC and Opus encoding performance by up to 30%
Improved multi-monitor support on X11 based systems
Discs of multi-disc albums are now shown separately in tag editor album mode
Update only changed fields when making edits in tag editor album mode
Added support for Replay Gain values in MP4 and WMA metadata
Do not override settings with default values when using freaccmd's --config option

Bug fixes
Fixed invalid length written to very long Opus and Speex files (longer than 12 Ĺ hours at 48 kHz)
Fixed decoding of some very short Opus, Vorbis and Speex files
Fixed written MP4 chapters being invisible to some applications when using Nero AAC
Fixed hang/crash when opening WavPack, Musepack, TAK and OptimFROG files with chapters
Fixed issues submitting CDDB information for new CDs (without existing entries)
Fixed issues handling long path/file names on Windows
Fixed output sample rate being limited to 192 kHz
Fixed freaccmd randomly failing to process files in rare cases
Fixed bad user interface colors on some Linux distributions

Codec support
Switched from FAAC to FDK-AAC for AAC encoding

Upgrading to fre:ac v1.1.4 is strongly recommended for users of earlier releases.

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4,708 11,528 Robert Kausch <img src=""border="0"> Feb 16, 2021 - 12:20 1.1.4 19.11MB ZIP 5/5, out of 53 Votes.
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