fre:ac 2024-05-10

4 from 3 Reviews

fre:ac stands for “Free Audio Converter" and enables you to encode various audio formats.

The input formats supported by fre:ac are MP3, MP4, M4A, AAC, OGG, Bonk, FLAC, WAV, AU, AIF and VOC, and the output formats produced by this application are MP3, MP4, M4A, OGG, Bonk, VQF and WAV.

Besides the previous file formats, it also handles audio CDs and allows you to convert them to MP3 and OGG.

Furthermore, fre:ac works with CDDB, freedb online CD databases and CDText and automatically inserts song information to Vorbis or ID3V2 tags.

It is extremely friendly with users from all over the world; it is available in many languages and if you need it translated to another language than the predefined ones, the “Smooth Translator” will do the job for you.

fre:ac is being constantly updated and its developers improve it even more with each new release. Conversion times are lowered, new language supports are added and various problems are fixed or new features are added.

The last versions of fre:ac updated the following codecs: ALAC decoder for security fixes and improved performance, FFmpeg to version 6.0, Monkey's Audio to version 9.20, WavPack to version 5.6.0, Tom's Audiokompressor to version 2.3.3, FLAC to version 1.4.2, Speex to version 1.2.1, MP4v2 to version 2.1.2, mpg123 to version 1.31.2, libsndfile to version 1.2.0. See full list of changes here.

fre:ac is one of the most reliable audio converters. Its interface does not have a cutting edge aspect, but on the other hand it doesn’t lack intuitiveness.

Beginners needs just minutes to understand how fre:ac works and as you get more used to it and explore its advanced options, this encoder will continue to meet your expectations.
Reviews & Comments
fre:ac (formely BonkEnc) 1.0.18
on 01 May 2011
From the other modern-ui programs this toke 5min to understand but from that point I was very impressed both with the speed and quality.

I have yet to do a large batch but it seems quite stable. That fact that the ui is so "old-school" suggest the time was spend on making it work right.
fre:ac (formely BonkEnc) 1.0.18
on 03 April 2011
Best free audio ripper and converter I've come across. It's fast and the quality of the files is excellent.
BonkEnc 1.0 beta 3
on 28 March 2006
good ! a interagted product .
It can't add plug-in ,It can't use nero-aac to convert .
After I finished converting , time say "13566"