Switch

Great audio file format converter

With a plethora of portable music players around and the different type of audio file formats they each play, you're bound to have to convert your tracks every now and then - that's where Switch comes into play. View full description

PROS

  • Many output formats
  • Choose variable or constant bitrate
  • Error protection
  • Slick, easy to use interface

CONS

  • Toolbox installs apps
  • freeDB CD album details
  • Free version only converts to MP3

Very good
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With a plethora of portable music players around and the different type of audio file formats they each play, you're bound to have to convert your tracks every now and then - that's where Switch comes into play.

Switch has the advantage of being free and allowing you to quickly batch convert audio tracks. Note that the free version of Switch only converts to MP3 and some of the functions are limited after 14 days, but the full version converts to more than a dozen, with all the common file types like MP3, WMA or AAC available.

You'll also be able to set the bitrate, once again choosing from more than a dozen options and, more importantly, with a choice of variable or constant bitrate. Switch also features an error protection feature to enhance your recordings.

Switch's toolbox feature is supposed to help you perform any audio task, but all it really does is automatically install extra software from the developer. We suggest using it only if you know precisely what you want to do and are ready to install a new application. Switch also has a feature to add CD album details from the freeDB database. Even though we tried it on a few well known tracks, it didn't work well.

Despite these drawbacks, Switch is a speedy audio converter with many features.

Free Mac Audio File Conversion Software

Switch Audio Converter is a professional audio format converter for Mac. It can convert mp3, wav or wma format and more to the format of your choice. Switch Plus audio file converter is very easy to use. Just add the files you want to convert to the list, select the format you want to use, and then click the convert button.

Converts all popular audio file formats including WMA, AU, GSM and DSS. Automatically normalise audio while converting. Ability to play tracks prior to conversion.

Import and convert a playlist (m3u and pls). MP3 encoder supports constant or variable bit rates from 8 to 320kbps with optional error correction and stereo modes.

WAV encoder supports sample rates between 6000 and 196000Hz in PCM as well as a number of other audio codecs.

Allows up to 32000 files to be converted in one batch. Can be run from the command line for automation with other applications. Optimized CPU usage and efficient code allows for fastest conversion times. Simple and intuitive interface.

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— User reviews — about Switch

  • cagey83

    by cagey83

    "good stuff"

    Works as expected. I've been looking a long time for an easy to use and free m4a-mp3 converter. Finally I found it. It e... More.

    reviewed on April 9, 2012

  • nicholasmead123

    by nicholasmead123

    "@Not Free"

    Thanks for the tip. The download has been revised to the free version now and the 14 day limit highlighted. More.

    reviewed on March 11, 2011

  • twiga

    by twiga

    "Not free"

    It is NOT free. Will not run after 14 days. Could not try because it wanted me to purchase it. I tried several downloa... More.

    reviewed on February 18, 2011

  • xy01011010

    by xy01011010

    "Works fine so far"

    Encoded an FLAC file to 320 kbps Mp3, came out quick and smooth, I hear no data loss and the quality is fabulous. Ran in... More.

    reviewed on November 5, 2010

  • Mr. Jingle

    by Mr. Jingle

    "Switch to something else"

    Couldn't get it off the ground. Installed the Intel Mac version; loaded up some flac's to convert to mp3; and after seve... More.

    reviewed on July 9, 2009