SoundConverter
SoundConverter 20120123.0
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Convert many sound file formats.   Commercial ($14.99)
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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,
What's New
Version 20120123.0:
  • Fixed wav output sample size setting.
  • Updated contact email.
Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor



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SoundConverter User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 20120123.x:
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Ry.ma reviewed on 11 Feb 2013
No support. Not responding. Very few options. No file splitting.
[Version 20120123.0]


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DonkeyKong reviewed on 09 Feb 2012
Does not copy the cover artwork and other metadata. Therefore worthless.
[Version 20120123.0]

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Michael-Vilain replied on 27 Jun 2012
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.
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H3L0 replied on 20 Oct 2012
After reading all the complaints I will stick with XLD! It's free and very well supported. It also does not delete metadata.
burypromote
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Mredrup reviewed on 21 Jun 2011
Where's the update for us that already paid? Obviously another developer that hopes to rake in the software fee twice... BUYER BEWARE!
[Version 20110616.0]

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burypromote
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Michael-Vilain replied on 07 Jul 2011
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.
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Gslusher replied on 26 Sep 2012
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.
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Michael-Vilain replied on 26 Sep 2012
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.
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Ben-Marko commented on 20 Jun 2011
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.
[Version 20110616.0]


burypromote
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gulfcoaster reviewed on 16 May 2011
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!
[Version 20110105]


burypromote
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larfran reviewed on 27 Feb 2011
The copytag app is always crashing when I convert Flac to mp3...

Mac OSX 10.5
Intel
[Version 20110105]


burypromote

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Funtimefreddie commented on 29 Dec 2010
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)
[Version 20101228]


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ChristopherPrice reviewed on 20 Nov 2010
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.
[Version 20101024]


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Splot commented on 23 Oct 2010
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.
[Version 20101022]


burypromote
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Bezierboy commented on 11 Oct 2010
Switch
[Version 20101008]


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hced had trouble on 17 Oct 2006
The update function doesn't work at all. In the 'About SoundConverter' window, it says it is the 2006 09 17 Release, whereas in fact, it is the 061017 release...

And when I choose to 'Check for updates...', it says that this release is from 20060917 and that there is a new version released on 20061017... I just downloaded that version and installed it.

This problem have been existent for a long while now, and It's not the first time that I report about it.
[Version 061017]


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Aname had trouble on 08 Jul 2006
I updated to the latest version (060707), but when I did a check for update in that updated app version, it said:

"Application release 20060627 is up to date."

and in the About menu, it says:

"RELEASE 2006 06 27"

Shouldn't it say 2006 07 07? Is it updated or is it not?
[Version 060707]

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Holypoly replied on 08 Jul 2006
Same here. Most recent version is 20060627 (ver. 1.04).

Chaeron rated on 31 Mar 2013

[Version 20120123.0]



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H3L0 rated on 20 Oct 2012

[Version 20120123.0]



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Corpsecorps rated on 25 Jan 2012

[Version 20120123.0]



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OsloX rated on 11 Jan 2012

[Version 20120105.0]



Reinaldo69 rated on 06 Feb 2011

[Version 20110105]



Guerreschi rated on 30 Jan 2011

[Version 20110105]


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Date:24 Jan 2012
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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, voc, vorbis, vox, w64, wav, wve, xi

output formats:8svx, aac, ac3, aif, aifc, aiff, al, ape, au, auto, avr, cdr, crc, cvs, dat, dv, fap, ffm, flac, gsm, h263, h264, hcom, ircam, la, lu, m4v, mat, mat4, mat5, maud, mp2, mp3, mp4, mpeg, mpegts, nist, nul, ogg, paf, prc, pvf, raw, rtp, s16be, s16le, s8, sb, sf, shn, sl, smp, snd, sndt, sph, svx, sw, swf, txw, u16be, u16le, u8, ub, ul, uw, vcd, vms, vob, voc, vorbis, vox, w64, wav, wve, xi

ringtone formats:3210, bmp, dsp, emelody, emy, ems, imelody, imy, kws, midi, mid, mot, nokia, sckl, pdb, rtttl, rtx, samsung1, samsung2, siemens, seo

Conversion from sample based formats (mp3, wav, etc) to note based formats (midi, ring tones, etc) is not supported. Windows Media and Real Media formats are not officially supported. DRM protected file conversions are not supported

Please Note: Demo is limited to 500K files and license is machine specific and non-transferable. All updates are free.


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