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MediaHuman Audio Converter was designed specially to simplify as much as possible the process of audio conversion. At the same time, it gives you an opportunity to adapt it to your needs. It has predefined profiles for such formats as MP3, AAC, AIFF, WMA and you can create yours.

Using this audio converter you can extract audio tracks from video files. It supports the most common video formats, such as MP4, AVI, MKV, 3GP, MPEG, WMV and many others. All you need to do is to add video file and specify output audio format. If video contains several audio tracks, so you will have an opportunity to choose the one you need. more...

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Version 1.9: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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OS X 10.5 or later

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Lemerlot Member IconReview+121
Lemerlot
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That's what I was searching for… - easy to use, great!

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Version 1.8.9
sreenath s Member IconReview+3
sreenath s
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Good,Fast and user friendly app with Quality output !! \m/

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Version 1.8.9
Spongecat Member IconReview+0
Spongecat
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Nice app. Too bad it can't handle loading larger number of files. I need to convert a few thousand titles from iTunes library and this app takes forever to load them, way over my patience levels, so I'm force to kill it. In comparison, Switch will handle thousands of files in a matter of seconds.

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Version 1.8.9
Aargl
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Yes but Switch destroys them! ;-) I've compared converted files after Switch, iTunes, XLD and a few other apps, the results are amazingly different!
Though Switch is very handy, I've abandoned it because of the damages it does to the sound; iTunes is surprisingly only a bit better while I rely plenty on XLD (and even the old Max in some case).
I'm going to try MediaHuman as I'm still searching for a nice drag'n drop audio converter.

GeoProf
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Aargl, how were you able to determine the damage done by Switch and others? I'm curious about your analytical techniques, as I too have been casually comparing MediaHuman, iSonics, XLD and others. My only metrics are my ears and overall user experience, but I've decided that XLD probably produces marginally better conversions — including not only audio fidelity, but file structure and compatibility with other audio apps as well. However, my opinion may be colored by XLD's long tenure, more 'professional' character, very frequent updates, and nearly overwhelming wealth of both useful and esoteric options.

But, given XLD's lack of a common GUI for the main task of adding and converting files, it's not very user friendly. Though its output sounds no better or worse than XLD's, for most tasks I now prefer MediaHuman's interface and ease of use, and I love that it's free like XLD. iSonics' interface is nice too (maybe even a bit nicer than MediaHuman's), but otherwise I find no difference between the quality of its conversions and that of MH (while iTunes' are notably inferior), but why pay $10 for iSonics when MH is free? That one important difference means a lot to me, even though I had already bought an iSonics license when I discovered MH :(

If you could, please let us know your impressions, especially if you're able to include iSonics in your comparisons

Aargl
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Hi! Thanks for sharing your experience, that's what MU is also for, to me. :-)
Damned! I forgot to test MediaHuman! It's there in my App folder, but I had much else to do since then... :-(
Well my test procedure has been as yours (ears, even if it's generally hard to tell the difference for resolutions above 160Kbps VBR) and then more technical:
- take a .wav file of a well mixed song and measure it with Amadeus Pro's spectrum analyzer
- convert it to the chosen format (.mp3, .aac...) with each app and do the same measurements
- compare both graphics above say 16KHz
I haven't found anything more precise than Amadeus to give an idea of what happens to high frequencies, but you'll agree both graphics should be as close as possible, no matter how reliable the analyzer is. ;-)
I haven't stored the results of my former tests and don't remember all the details.
As those tests are time consuming and I haven't an iSonic license, I'll be happy to read your results if you do them. ;-)
Keep on rockin'!

P.S.: I've recently noticed a bad collateral effect of conversion (due to quantization distortion), that Amadeus reveals through its stat feature. When converting a song that peaks near 0dB, you may have an impressive number of clippings! The best converter should include a clipping protection that would lower the level to -2 or -3dB before conversion — but frankly, I haven't heard those clippings in my tests: as long as they're occasional peaks, it's not that awful... ;-)

Aargl
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P.P.S: Oh! I remember something about Amadeus, if you use the "save us" feature to convert files and then see the stats, you'll see no clippings, but re-opening the converted file they may be thousands! (I suppose the stats are still using the original file though the converted file being displayed... ;-)
(hmmm, I should post this on Amadeus troubleshooting, indeed! :-)

BigJohnson
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Hey Aargl,

I doubt this is any better than the others but it's free if you want to test it. Doesn't appear to be listed on MU.
http://www.hewbo.com/free-audio-converter.html

GeoProf Member IconReview+877
GeoProf
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Love it. By why does it have to be 80.5 MB? It doesn’t contain extra languages or a Universal Binary, so it’s bigger than all other such apps by half.

Anyway, it’s a lovely interface and has more options than iSonics, which costs $10 and doesn’t handle CUE files, but far fewer options than XLD. But, I much prefer MediaHuman’s interface to XLD’s lack of one. So, from now on, MH is my converter of choice when I don’t need the advanced options of XLD.

Thanks again to the developer for offering it as freeware.

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Version 1.8.9
Madmacmad Member IconComment+120
Madmacmad
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nice try but compared to iffmpeg is this crap...
it is just a GUI for ffmpeg but with less features...
if you encode Video and do the same with other and use the same setting most time you get better results with other ...
for me the best tool for this is iffmpeg...
try before you buy & you will see what i mean!
and i have the same Problems as GeoProf...

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Version 1.8.5
GeoProf
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??

Penguirl
+5

This is an audio converter, not a video converter.

GeoProf Member IconComment+877
GeoProf
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I really like MediaHuman and appreciate that its developer offers it as freeware. However, there’s a major problem with the last couple of versions (1.8.0 & 1.8.1): On both my OS 10.6.8 iMac and 10.8.2 MacBook Pro, with MediaHuman set in the preferences and/or with the GUI’s ‘Format’ button to output ALAC, it ignored those settings and transcoded my 5 different FLAC source files (created with either XLD, iSonics, Audacity or Max) to AAC instead. I know that ALAC and AAC have the same extension (.m4a), but It was immediately apparent that MediaHuman’s output was lossy AAC rather than lossless ALAC because they were around 80% smaller than the source files. I confirmed this by analyzing the output with MediaInfo, VideoSpec and Invisor, all of which listed the new files’ codec as AAC.

Has anyone else experienced erroneous file type output with MediaHuman?

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Version 1.8.1
Madmacmad
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try iffmpeg and you will see much better results and no problems...

GeoProf
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Indeed, v. 1.8.5 did convert my .ape file into a single ALAC file of high quality, but it did not recognize or process the attendant .cue file that would have split the .ape file into its individual tracks. Nevertheless, that’s progress, and I appreciate the developer’s attentive efforts.

Does MediaHuman not recognize/process .cue files, or have I misunderstood their purpose?

GeoProf
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By way of comparison (an admittedly unfair comparison, since XLD has been around and continually/doggedly improving for many years). But once basic capacity parity is achieved, I would be happy to switch to MH due to its through-and-through graphical user interface — a longstanding source of complaint for XLD users despite their abiding appreciation of XLD’s consummate attention to Hi-Fidelity perfection and advanced options (qualities which I will always return to when needed, but MH’s simplicity will suffice for most jobs as soon as it, too, achieves sufficient quality in its basic operations — including .cue file integration).

Liam_ARTH Member IconReview+55
Liam_ARTH
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Does not seem to support flac
It just skips those files

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Version 1.8
Liam_ARTH
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Sorry for the double post. Not intended.

Liam_ARTH Member IconReview+55
Liam_ARTH
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Does not seem to support flac
It just skips those files.

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Version 1.8
Paoloz Member IconReview+8
Paoloz
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Seems it doesn't handle 24 bit: the conversion's made on 16 and there's no options for it. Not for me then for the time being.

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Version 1.7.7
Timmyb Member IconComment+176
Timmyb
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Download page says version 1.7.7, but the apps 'about box' says version 1.7.5.

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Version 1.7.7
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Version 1.9
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Version 1.8.9
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Version 1.8.9
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Version 1.8.7
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Version 1.8.1
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Version 1.7.7
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Version 1.7.5
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Version 1.7.2
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Date 17 May 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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