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SoundConverter is a Cocoa OSX application for converting sound files between different sound formats. It is free for files under 500K and $14 for license. Note that not all wav and wma encodings are supported.

input formats:4xm, 8svx, ac3, aif, aifc, aiff, al, ape, au, auto, avi, avr, cdr, cvs, dat, dv, fap, ffm, flac, gsm, h263, h264, hcom, ircam, kmp, ksf, la, lu, m4v, mat, mat4, mat5, maud, mov, mp2, mp3, mpc, mpeg, mpegts, nist, nul, ogg, paf, prc, pvf, raw, redir, rtp, rtsp, s16be, s16le, s8, sb, scm, sd2, sdp, sf, sffd, shn, sl, smp, snd, sndt, sph, svx, sw, txw, u16be, u16le, u8, ub, ul, uw, vms, more...

What's New

Version 20120123.0:
  • Fixed wav output sample size setting.
  • Updated contact email.


  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor

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Ry.ma Member IconReview+45

No support. Not responding. Very few options. No file splitting.

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Version 20120123.0
DonkeyKong Member IconReview+71

Does not copy the cover artwork and other metadata. Therefore worthless.

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Version 20120123.0

It copies some of the metadata, but lyrics and artwork are lost. I still use my really old version since this new version won't run on my machine. I keep the old file and copy the art and lyrics.


After reading all the complaints I will stick with XLD! It's free and very well supported. It also does not delete metadata.

Mredrup Member IconReview+63

Where's the update for us that already paid? Obviously another developer that hopes to rake in the software fee twice... BUYER BEWARE!

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Version 20110616.0

Definitely. I complained to the developer () but he didn't respond. I guess this is his way of turning his back on his existing users. He used to be very responsive about fixing bugs. I always seemed to find them just with simple MP3 conversions.


I used this for several years. As I recall, he charged for EVERY update. He also charged to use SoundConverter on a different Mac, even if it were removed from the previous Mac, e.g., when I upgraded from the original flatscreen iMac to a 20" iMac G4.


The updates, when it was being supported by the developer directly, were frequent and often. And I didn't pay for them. But I did have to buy it again when I moved from a G4 to a MacPro. The older version still works on my MacPro so I still use it, even though other tools are faster using multiple cores. The latest version didn't run on my system so I asked for my money back.

Ben-Marko Member IconComment+299

I've used this in the past, it works very well. Now I have switched to Amerisoft Video Converter, which does video as well. But SoundConverter will convert some pretty obscure file types.

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Version 20110616.0
gulfcoaster Member IconReview+4

Price is $19 not $14 as the MU site says. Tried to convert AIFF-C (from an iPhone recording -- the single most popular field recording device in the history of humanity) to an mp3 -- the most common portable audio format... you get the point. Doesn't work -- complains that it cannot complete. On may files, takes you to a troubleshooting site that is ineffective. When you purchase, the page they attempt to have paypal open after your transaction completes does not exist on their server.

It's just a crappy product, stay away!

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Version 20110105
larfran Member IconReview+2

The copytag app is always crashing when I convert Flac to mp3...

Mac OSX 10.5

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Version 20110105
Funtimefreddie Member IconComment+1

If you, developer, please fix the "Audio Alerts" Preference so it stays unchecked through relaunch; I contacted you about this numerous times and you have not fixed it. I'm getting tired of changing this preference everytime I launch SC. I would like it to stay unchecked. (Snow leopard)

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Version 20101228
ChristopherPrice Member IconReview+105

I am doing voice recordings to Garageband and need a way to convert the resulting AAC (m4a) files to 8000Hz, 16-bit, PCM (signed), mono. Simple stuff: Just recording voice for phone system greetings.

So I downloaded every WAV converter I could find and gave each one the task of converting the file. Given GEOPROF's authoritative review, I almost didn't bother with SoundConverter, and I did try all of his suggested alternatives.

Of all the apps I tried, SoundConverter was the easiest one to configure and use -- once I figured out that signed=PCM. Just drop the file on the window and it instantly spits out the cleanest sounding and SMALLEST file of any of the apps I tested.

I can't speak to high-end recordings of music and such, but for my needs SoundConverter was the only tool that got the job done well.

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Version 20101024
Splot Member IconComment+0

It's always worked for me without issues, though it's a pity to have to buy it for each computer. 14$ for main plus laptop would be much better.

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Version 20101022
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Version 20101008
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Version 20120123.0
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Version 20110105
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Downloads 108,712
Version Downloads 28,652
License Commercial
Date 24 Jan 2012
Platform OS X
Price $14.99