Top 10 Free Media Converters

August 18th, 2009

AudioMusicThere is an endless list of audio formats – MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, WAV, APE and many more; and not all audio players play all the formats. This is a fact that all music lovers know. Music lovers also know how frustrating it can be when they want to download certain audio files, but find that their players do not support the files. So, what does one do in that case? Yes, the audio files need to be converted to a supported format.

Since downloading music has become very common these days, converting audio files has also become common; hence, the appearance of many different audio converters in the market. This has created another problem – choosing the right converter. Which converter should one use? Which one is the best? The answer to this is not easy since they are all good. The best answer here would be – it depends on your needs and requirements.

We have chosen top ten free media converters that we feel to be the best. These are:

1. Foobar2000 is a freeware audio player but it can also convert audio files with the Converter component installed. The advantage of Foobar2000 is full unicode support. CD ripping functionality is also included. Besides, you can customize the layout to your taste. Foobar 2000
2. Blaze Media Pro Converter: A powerful converter, it extracts and saves audio files among many other things. It supports and coverts MP3, MP2, OGG, ASF, MPG, AVI, WMA, MOV, QT, WAV, CDA, VOX, PCM, MPC, G.726, G.723, G.721, DAT, ASX, MIDI, AIFF, AU, and SND files. Blaze Media Pro Converter converts video files as well as audio. It runs on Windows 98 SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista. Blaze Media Pro
3. Xilisoft Audio Converter: Supports MP3, AAC, AC3, SWN A4, M4A, MP2, OGG, WAV, VMA, and WMV audio formats. Can also convert video formats to audio formats, making it ideal for converting soundtracks or dialogues from movies. Seems that it runs on Windows XP only. Xilisoft
4. MEDIA JUKEBOX 12: Fast and easy to use, it also acts as a good audio file organizer. Extensive tagging capabilities along with built-in CD ripper make it a very attractive utility. Audio files it supports – WMA, OGG, APE and FLAC. MediaJukeBox
5. Total Audio Converter: This powerful converter is easy to use. It supports most audio formats – MP3, RA, APL, MPC, MP+, M4A, MP4, TTA, OFR, SPX, WAV, OGG, WMA, FLAC, CDA, ACC, APE, MPP, WV, XM, IT, S3M, MOD, MTM, and UMX. The advantage of it is built-in audio ripper and player. TAC runs on all popular Microsoft platforms including Vista and 7. Total Audio Converter
6. dbPower AMP Music Converter: It can normalize, edit tags, and convert audio all at the same time. It can also rip CDs. Audio files it supports are MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, OGG, AAC, Monkeys Audio, and FLAC. dbPower AMP Music Converter works across many Windows versions, from Windows 98 to Windows Vista. dbPower AMP Music Converter
7. Switch Sound File Converter: An easy to use converter, it supports and converts almost any audio file – WAV, MP3, MP2, MPGA, M4A, OGG, AVI, MID, FLAC, AAC, WMA, DCT, AU, AIFF, RAW, MSV, DVF, VOX, CDA, ATRAC, GSM, DSS, SRI, SHN, DSS, MSV, or WMV. Switch Sound File Converter
8. Free Audio Converter: A small utility to batch convert audio files. Files it supports – WAV, MPG, MP1, MP2, MP3, WMA, ALF2, ADPCM, GSM, G.726, DSP, A-LAW, ACM, U-LAW, Ogg Vorbis, CDA. It can as well edit audio tags and record audio from cassette tapes. Free Audio Converter
9. BonkEnc Audio Converter: An easy to use converter, which is a ripper and a player as well. It is ideal for batch converting. Audio files supported – MP3, AAC, MP4/M4A, FLAC, and OGG. The converter is free but you may make a small donation. BonkEnc Audio Converter
10. Free MP3 WMA WAV Converter: A free audio converter to convert MP3, MP2, MP1, MPEG, WAV, OGG, WMA, and VOX. It has a built-in audio player to play the files before the conversion. Free MP3 WMA WAV Converter
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  • 1. audio » Blog Archiv&hellip  |  August 18th, 2009 at 11:18 am

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  • 2. mohamed  |  August 18th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    i want convert from ram to mp3

  • 3. Jacob  |  August 19th, 2009 at 11:17 am

    some of them are not free but trial!

  • 4. Aaron S.  |  August 19th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    a few of them are absolutely obsolete!

  • 5. Crystal K  |  August 28th, 2009 at 6:54 am

    I just got Total Audio Converter – the purchased version…and it’s delivering exactly what it said it was. I’m SO happy that I don’t have to be without my music that was stuck in the obsolete CDA format.

    Thank you Total Audio Converter!! You’re totally worth the tax deductible $20 bucks!!

  • 6. Anonymous  |  September 2nd, 2009 at 12:16 am

    is god moment
    for do

  • 7. Anonymous  |  September 2nd, 2009 at 12:17 am

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    for iwant to mi cell phone
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  • 8. jose  |  September 2nd, 2009 at 12:18 am

    is god
    ok

  • 9. mustafa  |  September 7th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    it is very good

  • 10. mottluv  |  September 11th, 2009 at 1:42 am

    very good

  • 11. anntonio  |  October 19th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    jajjaja

  • 12. jose luis  |  October 21st, 2009 at 6:30 am

    todo fino

  • 13. thriftgirl62  |  October 26th, 2009 at 6:22 am

    This list is missing the newest ON LINE Converter called
    YouConvertIt.com I thought it was better before I tried
    to convert some REALLY OLD .wmv Videos from 2001
    and 2002.

    Maybe they are too old to be converted. There was no
    You Tube – they were made with Camtasia – I will try
    your Movie Converter and see if this one beats the FREE
    online service…….that wouldn’t work.

    Any bets on the outcome? Go ahead, make a bet with yourself – that little voice you never listen to – yeah her!!

  • 14. Dave&hellip  |  November 6th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Dave…

    I really found your post CoolUtils Blog ” Top 10 Free Media Converters very interesting. It’s nice to see that you still find relevant information when it comes to download soundtracks. I’m also busy with a blog around download soundtracks – will u…

  • 15. (luc Marseille) http://www.cellularoneringtones.org  |  November 9th, 2009 at 1:36 am

    Free ringtones here.

  • 16. Javagal  |  November 23rd, 2009 at 6:43 am

    More than this a beautiful convertor is there that is “FORMAT FACTORY” It is very nice and easy to use try it……………

  • 17. Javagal  |  November 23rd, 2009 at 6:45 am

    http://www.pcfreetime.com/download.html

  • 18. Javagal  |  November 23rd, 2009 at 6:46 am

    “FORMAT FACTORY” http://www.pcfreetime.com/download.html

  • 19. mi  |  January 17th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I want convert from cda to mp3

  • 20. cloyd  |  May 29th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Nice Article! I tried a few of those media converter you listed here and it works great.but for me i prefer this free audio convert online http://audioconverteronline.com

  • 21. Amy  |  December 10th, 2012 at 7:43 am

    That’s great job.

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What audio converter do you use?

  • Total Audio Converter (25%, 50 Votes)
  • Foobar 2000 (12%, 23 Votes)
  • Xilisoft Audio Converter (10%, 20 Votes)
  • Free MP3 WMA WAV Converter (10%, 20 Votes)
  • Blaze Media Pro Converter (10%, 19 Votes)
  • Free Audio Converter (10%, 19 Votes)
  • dbPower AMP Music Converter (8%, 16 Votes)
  • Switch Sound File Converter (7%, 14 Votes)
  • MEDIA JUKEBOX 12 (6%, 12 Votes)
  • BonkEnc Audio Converter (2%, 5 Votes)

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