The iPod is the most popular brand of portable media players today. But it is limited to few formats only – MP3, AAC, WAV, and AIFF. Since many music tracks are coming in the OGG format today because of the better quality, music lovers with iPods are becoming a little frustrated.
OGG provides far better sound quality. However, there is something that is preventing OGG from becoming very popular – it does not have its own player, so has to rely on others. The iPod is the most popular player, but it does not support OGG. So, music lovers who want OGG files, have to convert OGG to iPod first.
When we say convert OGG to iPod we mean convert ogg files to the format iPod supports. One can convert to MP3 or M4B. If you have music your choice is MP3. If you have an audio book in OGG format then you should convert it to M4B. If you convert an OGG audio book to MP3 you still will be able to transfer it to your iPod, but it will go to Tracks rather than Audio Books section.
CoolUtils offers solutions for both cases. Total Audio Converter is the most user-friendly tool to convert OGG music to iPod. You select the file and press Convert to MP3 button. The wizard of the program guides you though the settings and suggest the best values when you are at a loss.
iPod AudioBook is a perfect solution to convert OGG to iPod. You select the file (or files) and press Make Audio Book button. That’s it! In few minutes you get the new audio book that is ready to be transferred to iPod.
May 20th, 2009
We present $10 to each 100th order of Total Audio Converter. The gang is growing! We already have the 1st winner, but he is slow to get his money. Ok, not everybody checks emails every day;)
How to win your $10? It’s easy! Once you place your order for Total Audio Converter and you are in. You’d better hurry up before we give away all the funds:) When your order wins we send you an email and $10 to your PayPal account.
More info about the $5000 campaign is here.
March 7th, 2009
We are currently developing the new interface of Total Audio Converter. And we wanted to discuss with you the first sketches.
Many of our users use Windows Explorer. So Total Audio Converter should be more compatible with it. Now it has the feel and look of Explorer file tree and common options. Besides, we wanted to care about iTunes fans. So now you can take the files that you want to convert from iTunes or iPods and later automatically save the newly converted files back to iTunes.
We thought it a good idea to divide the interface into 2 parts (“face” and “back”). In the “face” you select files for the conversion. Note you can select files from your hard drive as well as from CDs, iPods, Zunes, or dictaphones. Sure drag and drop from the desktop will work too. New – you can select tracks from different folders.
After you created the list of files for conversion you select the target formats in the right. After that press Convert button and the process starts. New – TAC predicts the size of the output file.
After the files are converted you see the “back”. Here you select where to put the newly converted files. As you see the list of options is wide enough. You may save files to one folder keeping (or not) the structure. Alternatively, you may write the files to a CD with your standard burning app. Or send the files in attachment of an email. Or send them via bluetooth to your cell phone. Or save them to your iTunes library to copy to your iPod afterwards.
How it works: Imagine you are going on a vacation and want to fit as much music into your mp3 player as possible. You select the songs from different folders and create one big list of files that you want to take with you. Then TAC helps you to convert them to the format you need. In case you do not like the result (i.e. the quality is too low and you want the higher bitrate) press Reconvert button. When you are satisfied TAC helps you to upload the converted songs directly to your player.
So it’s just an idea. What do you think?
December 28th, 2008