Audio Software Converting fre:ac Development

fre:ac Development Snapshot 20170317 for Windows

by Robert Kausch

Avg. Rating 4.5 (32 votes)

File Details

File Size 12.9 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,975
Publisher Robert Kausch
Homepage fre:ac
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Publisher's Description

fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper which integrates various popular formats and encoders. It currently supports MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and Bonk files.

fre:ac makes it easy to convert your audio CDs to MP3 or WMA files which you can use in your hardware player or with your favorite audio software. The program supports the CDDB/freedb online CD database and CDText and automatically writes song information to ID3V2 or Vorbis comment tags.

This branch contains snapshots and beta releases of the active development tree that will eventually lead to fre:ac version 1.1.

Latest Reviews

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vSnapshot 20150725 on Jul 25, 2015

2.5 years into development of this "branch" and it's finally starting to provide enough benefits to consider upgrading from Bonk 1.0.16. It's available in 64 bit code and now has what appears to be some true multi-core support. Conversion times for groups of files seems greatly improved over 1.0.16, for example. This, plus the return to the LAME encoder makes this development release worth looking at.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vSnapshot 20120930 on Oct 1, 2012

Switching AWAY from the Lame encoder?

Project is going in reverse, not forward.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vSnapshot 20120916 on Sep 18, 2012

Not a fan of this branch. The original line worked fine up and until Bonk 1016, but things started to get unstable after that, and then they decided to start this "fork" project, and it all went downhill from there.

First, there should be a Clear feature and capability comparison between what Bonk 1016 had and what this "fork" offers, so people know if they are losing any features, and also know what new / unique / modified features to test for stability and functionality.

Second, the download size is more than double that of Bonk 1016. What are you giving us for that double size? Anything worth having?

What is this "fork" trying to be? Are you an encoder and converter? Are you a Music library? Are you a Video download program? What the heck are you trying to accomplish with this?

Also, development is so sluggish it's almost stagnant. You've been left in the dust by lots of other programs that do much of what you are trying to do and they do it a whole lot better.

Throw onto the pile all of those bugs going on and you have a product not even worth trying.

Skip this "fork" and go with the standard program instead.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vCVS 20100727 on Jul 27, 2010

Some interface and slow-down issues are showing up in this latest release. Dragging and dropping entries onto the app often results in screen corruption, which sometimes can be dealt with by scrolling up and down the file list. Also, when I do drag and drop those files over, sometimes the speed at which they are added is noticeably slower than 1.0.14 and 1.0.15.

I hope the developer is able to lock down the code on the core features before adding the enhanced tag editing / presentation and other useful concepts. I'm a big supporter of Bonk, but this development version does feel a bit more "raw" than I would have expected, and crashes happen frequently enough to be of concern.

Please keep up the good work, and thanks for keeping it free.

Galifray

Galifray reviewed vCVS 20090221 Alpha on Feb 23, 2009

I've been using BonkEnc for some time now, and I like it. This development version is really shaping up. It has more codecs and can handle everything I throw at it. Now if there was a good freeware Bonk player.

Stoerpser

Stoerpser reviewed vCVS 20080427 on May 21, 2008

@DudeBoyz

You're right and you're wrong: That's a Snapshot and in my opinion it means it lay between 1.07 (stable) and before 1.08 Beta.
You can test it or stay on 1.07.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vCVS 20080427 on May 21, 2008

UPDATE - RESPONSE:

So, it's just an early development version that will eventually lead to 1.0.8?

I guess I'm used to seeing such things listed as "Alpha" or something and not a completely separate entry with a different "name" lie CVS.

If this is just a pre-release for 1.0.8, then I'll give it a 4, cause the product is just flat out awesome, but the documentation / information about this particular release is lacking.

Thanks for the info

ORIGINAL POST:

I'm not sure I understand just what this is compared to the standard BonkEnc 1.0.7.

Is this just another name for like a 1.0.8 beta?

I think BonkEnc is one of the very best freeware apps out there and feel it is very worthy of a download. But I'm kinda confused about this CVS thing.

Can someone explain it?

Thanks

Avg. Rating 4.5 (32 votes)
Your Rating
DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vSnapshot 20150725 on Jul 25, 2015

2.5 years into development of this "branch" and it's finally starting to provide enough benefits to consider upgrading from Bonk 1.0.16. It's available in 64 bit code and now has what appears to be some true multi-core support. Conversion times for groups of files seems greatly improved over 1.0.16, for example. This, plus the return to the LAME encoder makes this development release worth looking at.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vSnapshot 20120930 on Oct 1, 2012

Switching AWAY from the Lame encoder?

Project is going in reverse, not forward.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vSnapshot 20120916 on Sep 18, 2012

Not a fan of this branch. The original line worked fine up and until Bonk 1016, but things started to get unstable after that, and then they decided to start this "fork" project, and it all went downhill from there.

First, there should be a Clear feature and capability comparison between what Bonk 1016 had and what this "fork" offers, so people know if they are losing any features, and also know what new / unique / modified features to test for stability and functionality.

Second, the download size is more than double that of Bonk 1016. What are you giving us for that double size? Anything worth having?

What is this "fork" trying to be? Are you an encoder and converter? Are you a Music library? Are you a Video download program? What the heck are you trying to accomplish with this?

Also, development is so sluggish it's almost stagnant. You've been left in the dust by lots of other programs that do much of what you are trying to do and they do it a whole lot better.

Throw onto the pile all of those bugs going on and you have a product not even worth trying.

Skip this "fork" and go with the standard program instead.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vCVS 20100727 on Jul 27, 2010

Some interface and slow-down issues are showing up in this latest release. Dragging and dropping entries onto the app often results in screen corruption, which sometimes can be dealt with by scrolling up and down the file list. Also, when I do drag and drop those files over, sometimes the speed at which they are added is noticeably slower than 1.0.14 and 1.0.15.

I hope the developer is able to lock down the code on the core features before adding the enhanced tag editing / presentation and other useful concepts. I'm a big supporter of Bonk, but this development version does feel a bit more "raw" than I would have expected, and crashes happen frequently enough to be of concern.

Please keep up the good work, and thanks for keeping it free.

Galifray

Galifray reviewed vCVS 20090221 Alpha on Feb 23, 2009

I've been using BonkEnc for some time now, and I like it. This development version is really shaping up. It has more codecs and can handle everything I throw at it. Now if there was a good freeware Bonk player.

Stoerpser

Stoerpser reviewed vCVS 20080427 on May 21, 2008

@DudeBoyz

You're right and you're wrong: That's a Snapshot and in my opinion it means it lay between 1.07 (stable) and before 1.08 Beta.
You can test it or stay on 1.07.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vCVS 20080427 on May 21, 2008

UPDATE - RESPONSE:

So, it's just an early development version that will eventually lead to 1.0.8?

I guess I'm used to seeing such things listed as "Alpha" or something and not a completely separate entry with a different "name" lie CVS.

If this is just a pre-release for 1.0.8, then I'll give it a 4, cause the product is just flat out awesome, but the documentation / information about this particular release is lacking.

Thanks for the info

ORIGINAL POST:

I'm not sure I understand just what this is compared to the standard BonkEnc 1.0.7.

Is this just another name for like a 1.0.8 beta?

I think BonkEnc is one of the very best freeware apps out there and feel it is very worthy of a download. But I'm kinda confused about this CVS thing.

Can someone explain it?

Thanks

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