freac
freac
1.1.0.5060

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freac

1.1.0.5060
23 January 2020

Audio converter and CD ripper (alpha).

Overview

freac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. It converts between MP3, M4A/AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, AIFF, WAV and other formats. You can easily rip your audio CDs to MP3 or M4A 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.

Features
  • Converter for MP3, M4A/AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, AIFF, WAV and other formats
  • Integrated CD ripper with CDDB/freedb title database support
  • Parallel processing 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

What's new in freac

Version 1.1.0.5060:
Fixed:
  • Fixed FLAC decoding issue on macOS

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5 freac Reviews

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Dp-G4-450guy
23 January 2020

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STILL no fix for the MP3 tags problems. Developer - do you even care? This is a deal-breaker for me, and others. We don't want to see "Hotel Californi " or "Stairway To Heave " ....... get it?
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Version 1.1.0.5060
Dp-G4-450guy
23 January 2020
STILL no fix for the MP3 tags problems. Developer - do you even care? This is a deal-breaker for me, and others. We don't want to see "Hotel Californi " or "Stairway To Heave " ....... get it?
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Version 1.1.0.5060
1 answer(s)
enzo1982
enzo1982
25 January 2020
Hi, author of fre:ac here. What player are you using that shows cut off tags? As user Scion777 below mentioned QuickTime and your user name hints towards a G4 PowerMac, I tested with QuickTime Player's Inspector version 7.5.5 and 7.7 (latest currently available from Apple and last ever released version for Power Macs) with MP3 and M4A on a G4 PowerBook, but tags display correctly here in all cases. No difference with QuickTime Pro. I also tested with iTunes on the PowerBook and on a modern MacBook running Mojave and Catalina. Never got any bug report about something like this before except for the comments on this site. Could you provide some more information to allow me to reproduce this? Actual file format used (MP3, I assume from your comments), macOS version (can only really be Leopard, I think, if you are using fre:ac on a PowerMac), player software and version?
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Version 1.1.0.5060
Scion777
13 January 2020
Additionally, this is not using the Mac OS-based formatting - the last character of the fields is dropped when viewed with Quicktime's Inspector is viewing the tags. Needs work. And more importantly, needs backwards-compatibility with older ID3 standards.
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Version 1.1.0.5059
Dp-G4-450guy
13 January 2020
Doesn't write to the Quicktime 7 Pro "Group" field. Doesn't capture blank-space lines in Comments field / can't view separated lines in the Comments field.
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Version 1.1.0.5059
Tlance
03 August 2015
Why folks go to so much trouble when it's obvious they can't come close to the standard that XLD is, well, it is beyond my comprehension. No log, for Mac OS X doesn't even use CD Paranoia, butt-ugly, no simultaneous multiple encode ability, etc. I can not find one thing exceptional.
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Version 1.1.0.3552
1 answer(s)
ancbedran
ancbedran
01 March 2017
I can not adjust the bitrate of MP3 tracks of a CD in ripping process - I can always be sure there was a way to choose higher bitrates - I am only stucked at 128 EVEN if I slide a buttom at config that seems to show 260 (I would like to go to 320) - Could you helpe with this? Thanks in advance if so.
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OSX-FTW!
26 July 2013
Trying to launch this it says it requires X11? I don't see that listed in the requirements. It should be added. I'm not reviewing this because I'm not really interested due to the X11 requirement. There are other apps that do the same thing and are stand alone.
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Version 1.1.0.2245
1 answer(s)
Bigdave56
Bigdave56
27 July 2013
Mac Osx 4ever- first places to look imho would be XLD with 2nd place going to MediaHuman Audio Converter. XLD has a bit of a learning curve but is well worth the effort. Am using that for all ripping and converting now.
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