freac
freac
1.1.6.5637
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freac overview

freac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. It converts between MP3, M4A/AAC, Opus, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, 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, Opus, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, 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 more than 40 languages
  • Completely free and open source without a catch

What’s new in version 1.1.6.5637

Updated on Jan 23 2022

New features
  • Added support for editing lyrics in the tag editor
  • Added support for creating cue sheets and playlists with freaccmd
Improvements
  • Improved performance of adding video and proprietary audio files (DTS, DSD etc.) to the joblist
  • Playlists can now be added to the joblist by drag & drop
  • Added and placeholders for use in filename patterns
  • Added optional composer, conductor, tempo, musical key and ISRC columns to the joblist
  • Added initial key field to tag editor
  • Added support for lyrics in ID3v2, MP4, Vorbis Comment, APEv2 and WMA tags
  • Added support for parsing OverDrive MediaMarkers in ID3v2 tags
  • Added support for the pre-emphasis flag in cue sheets
Bug fixes
  • Fixed possible crash upon querying the CDDB database
  • Fixed possible crash in FAAD2 decoder when trying to open unsupported files
  • Fixed faulty decoding of certain AAC files caused by a bug in the FDK-AAC decoder
  • Fixed possible faulty output when decoding from non-zero positions using external decoders
  • Fixed issue ripping CD tracks when output filename pattern is
  • Fixed AccurateRip reporting verification errors for hidden track one audio
  • Fixed setting to replace spaces not being respected when writing cover art and log files
  • Fixed setting to suppress Unicode characters not being respected when writing cover art and log files
  • Fixed tag editor fields for media type, catalog number and barcode being limited to 12 characters
New and updated codecs
  • Added native Apple Lossless decoder
  • Updated FFmpeg to version 5.0
  • Updated Monkey's Audio to version 7.23
  • Updated mpg123 to version 1.29.3
  • Updated libsamplerate to version 0.2.2
New translations
  • Added Swedish and Portuguese (Brazilian) manuals
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Information

License

Free

Size

30.5 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.freac.org

Downloads

6492

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11.0.0 or later
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freac qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
4.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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Scoogr
Scoogr
Jun 29 2021
1.1.5.5561
5.0
Jun 29 2021
5.0
Version: 1.1.5.5561
I found this app while setting up a Linux box, looking for something to use instead of XLD. I've done a few projects with it now and have been very pleased with the results, it has a lot to offer. And three cheers to the developer who has made many improvements recently.
Dp-G4-450guy
Dp-G4-450guy
Nov 17 2020
1.1.3.5320
1.0
Nov 17 2020
1.0
Version: 1.1.3.5320
the download goes to "113.b" - beta?
OSX-FTW!
OSX-FTW!
Oct 28 2020
1.1.3.5319
5.0
Oct 28 2020
5.0
Version: 1.1.3.5319
5 Stars to offset the unfair 1 star reviews. This is very good, and I'm using it over XLD because freac has better speeds. It does have CD Paranoia, it's got a throttle. I like this current effort, keep it up. Don't let others dissuade you.
476429
476429
Aug 22 2020
1.1.2.5222
4.0
Aug 22 2020
4.0
Version: 1.1.2.5222
Works perfectly for my needs. I simultaneously rip/encode to ALAC and LAME (-V 0). Excellent customizability and excellent responsiveness from the developer. The Help menu has options for reporting bugs and requesting features. You can also simply ask questions on fre:ac's GitHub Issues page. The developer typically responds within twenty-four hours.
Kenm22
Kenm22
Apr 19 2020
1.1.1.5182
0.0
Apr 19 2020
0.0
Version: 1.1.1.5182
It's amazing to me that some people get confrontational in their reviews when the software is free. It's one thing if you paid for it and feel you didn't get what you paid for, but it's another when you attack a developer who is giving you something at no charge. If the free software doesn't work, write a non-confrontational review and move on to something else. You are out absolutely nothing.
Dp-G4-450guy
Dp-G4-450guy
Jan 23 2020
1.1.0.5060
1.0
Jan 23 2020
1.0
Version: 1.1.0.5060
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?
Scion777
Scion777
Jan 13 2020
1.1.0.5059
1.0
Jan 13 2020
1.0
Version: 1.1.0.5059
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.
Dp-G4-450guy
Dp-G4-450guy
Jan 13 2020
1.1.0.5059
1.0
Jan 13 2020
1.0
Version: 1.1.0.5059
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.
Tlance
Tlance
Aug 3 2015
1.1.0.3552
0.0
Aug 3 2015
0.0
Version: 1.1.0.3552
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.
OSX-FTW!
OSX-FTW!
Jul 26 2013
1.1.0.2245
5.0
Jul 26 2013
5.0
Version: 1.1.0.2245
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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