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fre:ac 1.1.2

fre:ac - free audio converter

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

fre:ac 1.1.2 changelog:


  • scale UI to adjust to system font size by default
  • added support for theme colors and dark mode on Linux/FreeBSD
  • improved handling of maximized window state on Linux/FreeBSD and macOS
  • try to keep the selected encoder the same when upgrading from fre:ac 1.0.x
  • removed non-working option to not lock CD trays while ripping
  • stop ripping before trying to eject a disc
  • write audio data CRC to log files when ripping
  • write MD5 checksums to log files when verifying files
  • write log entries when replacing existing files

Bug fixes

  • fixed length of last chapter of some audio books being detected as 0:00

  • prevent interpreting numerical IDs or dates at the beginning of file names as track numbers

  • fixed a possible source of random crashes when adding files to the joblist

  • fixed possible crash when importing MP4/M4A files

  • fixed possible crash when encoding in SuperFast mode

  • fixed some graphics glitches on macOS

Updated codecs

  • updated Monkey's Audio to version 5.44

  • updated mpg123 to version 1.26.1

  • updated FAAD2 to version 2.9.2

  • updated CDRip to version 2.4

Download: fre:ac (formerly BonkEnc) 1.1.2 | Portable ~16.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: fre:ac 64-bit | Portable 64-bit ~17.0 MB
Links: fre:ac Home Page | Other Operating Systems

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