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fre:ac 1.1.3

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 1.1.3 changelog:


  • command line codec configuration now allows specifying additional arguments
  • improved detection of cue sheet encoding to support system codepage and UTF-8 without BOM
  • freaccmd now splits cue sheets to individual tracks unless an output file is specified using the -o option
  • freaccmd now supports a --split-chapters option to split files with chapter tags into individual chapters
  • added placeholder for use in output folder configuration setting, resolving to user profile folder
  • added file type associations to Linux/FreeBSD and Windows Store app, so fre:ac is offered for opening audio files
  • added audio CD association to Linux/FreeBSD and Windows Store app, so fre:ac can be started when inserting a CD
  • added an option to suppress "No entry found" messages for automatic CDDB queries
  • improved detection of sampler CDs when querying CDDB information

Bug fixes

  • fixed possible conversion thread hangs when using external encoders
  • fixed possible crash related to drag & drop handling on Windows
  • fixed crash when writing fields containing only whitespace to Vorbis Comment, APEv2, WMA or RIFF tags
  • fixed possible glitches in WAV/AIFF output when processing float samples outside the -1.0/+1.0 range
  • fixed possible hangs when opening WAV/AIFF files larger than 2 GB or with a broken chunk structure
  • fixed inability to open WAV/AIFF files with long paths on Windows
  • fixed writing wrong offsets to single file cue sheets when the resampling DSP filter is enabled
  • fixed writing invalid chapter offsets to Opus files with source material sample rates other than 48 kHz
  • fixed writing invalid MP3 bitstreams in rare cases in SuperFast mode
  • fixed wrong length detection for MP3 files with invalid chapter data
  • fixed parsing of cue sheets with minute/second indications missing leading zeros and/or duration longer than 99 minutes
  • fixed parsing of embedded cue sheets without FILE designations
  • fixed ripping progress for other drives stalling while one drive is ejecting
  • fixed inability to pause or stop single output file verification
  • fixed log files being archived despite disabling the corresponding option
  • fixed various issues with multi-monitor support on macOS
  • fixed user interface glitches after closing dialogs in tabbed mode on macOS
  • fixed Shift+Pos1/End shortcuts being interpreted by the joblist and edit fields at the same time

Updated codecs

  • switched from libav 12.3 to FFmpeg 4.3.1 for auxiliary format support

  • added support for using the Core Audio codec of iTunes 12.10.9 and later

  • updated Vorbis to version 1.3.7 (plus aoTuV b6.03 and Lancer optimizations)

  • updated Monkey's Audio to version 5.55

  • updated mpg123 to version 1.26.3

New translations

  • added Hindi translation

Download: fre:ac (formerly BonkEnc) 1.1.3 | 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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