Alternatives to fre:ac for all platforms with any license

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    FFmpeg is an open source project that develops libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. FFmpeg is the home to libavcodec...

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  • Exact Audio Copy icon

    Exact Audio Copy

    EAC is used to convert the tracks on standard audio CDs to wav files, which can then be transcoded into formats such as MP3, Ogg...

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  • CDex icon


    [Be careful during the installation: Forum ] CDex...

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  • MediaCoder icon


    MediaCoder is a free universal batch media transcoder, which nicely integrates most popular audio/video codecs and tools into an...

    Freemium Windows

  • XMedia Recode icon

    XMedia Recode

    XMedia Recode can convert nearly all popular audio and video formats including 3GP, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AC3, AMR, ASF, AVI, AVISynth...

    Free Windows

  • Freemake Audio Converter icon

    Freemake Audio Converter Bundleware

    Convert audio free to MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, AAC, M4A, OGG, convert audio to MP3 player, iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, extract audio from...

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    dBpoweramp contains a multitude of audio tools in one: CD Ripper, Music Converter, ID Tag Editor and Windows audio shell enhancements....

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  • X Lossless Decoder icon

    X Lossless Decoder

    X Lossless Decoder (XLD) is a tool for Mac OS X that is able to decode/convert/play various 'lossless' audio files. The...

    Open Source Mac

  • SoundConverter icon


    The sound conversion application for the GNOME environment. It reads anything the GStreamer library can read (Ogg Vorbis, AAC, MP3...

    Open Source Linux

  • Zamzar icon


    Free conversion online of many type of documents (images, text, video, audio...), and download from video platforms (youtube etc.).

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Pazera Free Audio Extractor icon

    Pazera Free Audio Extractor

    Free application that converts audio files to MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, FLAC, M4A, OGG or WAV format. Moreover, the program allows...

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    Online Convert

    Convert files like images, videos, documents, audio and more to other formats with this free and fast online converter. ...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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  • LameXP icon


    LameXP is an Audio Encoder Front-End, a graphical user-interface for a number of audio encoders. It was developed to support a huge...

    Open Source Windows

  • TAudioConverter icon


    TAudioConverter is a multithreaded audio converter and extractor. It can convert almost any audio format to aac, ac3, mp3, flac, wav...

    Open Source Windows

  • Asunder icon


    Asunder is a graphical Audio CD ripper and encoder for Linux. You can use it to save tracks from an Audio CD as any of WAV, MP3, OGG...

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  • EZ CD Audio Converter icon

    EZ CD Audio Converter

    EZ CD Audio Converter is the most comprehensive multi format audio converter and is extremely easy to use. Rips audio CDs, converts...

    Commercial Windows

  • soundKonverter icon


    soundKonverter is a frontend to various audio converters. The key features are: Audio conversion. En-/decoding. Replay Gain. CD...

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  • Mobile Media Converter icon

    Mobile Media Converter

    The Mobile Media Converter is a free video and audio converter for converting between popular desktop media formats like MP3, Windows...

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  • Switch Sound File Converter icon

    Switch Sound File Converter

    Switch is one of the most stable and comprehensive multi format audio file converters available, is very easy to use and is completely...

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  • Audiograbber icon

    Audiograbber Discontinued

    Audiograbber grabs digital audio from CDs, it can automatically normalize the music, delete silence from the start and/or end of...

    Free Windows

  • XRECODE icon


    XRECODE can convert multiple audio files in parallel by taking full advantage of multi-core CPU. Can also extract audio from video...

    Commercial Windows

  • Max icon

    Max Discontinued

    Max is an application for creating high-quality audio files in various formats, from compact discs or files. When extracting audio...

    Open Source Mac

  • MediaHuman Audio Converter icon

    MediaHuman Audio Converter

    MediaHuman Audio Converter is a freeware application for Mac OS X and Windows. It can help you in case you need to convert your music...

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  • Gnac icon


    Gnac is an easy to use audio conversion program for the GNOME desktop. It is designed to be powerful but simple! It provides easy...

    Open Source Linux

  • Goobox icon


    Goobox is a CD player for the GNOME desktop environment.

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  • youconvertit icon


    Free online video conversion and download (Youtube, Google video, Metacafe), any media file format conversion (Documents, Images...

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  • Transcoder Audio Edition icon

    Transcoder Audio Edition

    Transcoder Audio Edition is an audio converter for Linux which can convert from one audio format into another and can extract audio...

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  • winLAME icon


    winLAME is an encoder for several audio formats, including mp3 (MPEG Layer 3), Ogg Vorbis and more. winLAME lets you set up the...

    Open Source Windows

  • WildFire CD Ripper icon

    WildFire CD Ripper

    WildFire CD Ripper is pulling out the data (music) directly in digital format from an Audio CD; this kind of software is in general...

    Open Source Windows

  • Sound Juicer icon

    Sound Juicer

    Sound Juicer is a clean, mean, and lean CD ripper for GNOME 2. It sports a clean interface and simple preferences, aiming to do The...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • iFFmpeg icon


    iFFmpeg is a graphical front-end for FFmpeg, a command-line tool used to convert multimedia files between formats. The command line...

    Commercial Mac

  • Perl Audio Converter icon

    Perl Audio Converter

    Perl Audio Converter is a tool for converting multiple audio types from one format to another. It supports AAC, AC3, AIFF, APE, AU...

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  • FFCoder icon


    FFCoder is a .NET based audio/video converter, which is capable of transcoding audio and video files to various formats. It is a...

    Free Windows

  • Free Audio Converter icon

    Free Audio Converter

    Free Audio Converter supports all popular audio file formats. It converts between aac, ac3, aiff, ape, flac, m4a, m4b, mka, mp3, ogg...

    Free Windows

  • FairStars CD Ripper icon

    FairStars CD Ripper

    A free powerful software for ripping audio CD tracks to WMA, MP3, OGG, VQF, FLAC, APE and WAV formats files on-the-fly. Free CDDB is...

    Free Windows

fre:ac Comments

I suggest BonkEnc

Positive Comment by tabakis
about fre:ac and foobar2000 Jun 2011

While I use Foobar or the commandline for encoding/converting, I always suggest BonkEnc to the uninitiated due to its ease-of-use & the underlying KISS (keep it simple, stupid) attitude.