Alternatives to fre:ac for all platforms with any license

  • 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 Vorbis, WavPack, and FLAC using external encoders.

    Free Personal Windows

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    CDex

    CDex is a CD-Ripper, extracting digital audio data from an Audio CD. The application supports many Audio encoders, including WAV, MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, VQF, Musepack, APE, and many others. Several languages are supported.

    Free Windows PortableApps.com

    • Bundleware The installer contains adwares. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • 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, DVD, FLAC, FLV, H.261, H.263, H.264, M4A , M1V, M2V, M4V, Matroska (MKV), MMF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4...

    Free Windows

  • Freemake Audio Converter icon

    Freemake Audio Converter

    Convert audio free to MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, AAC, M4A, OGG, convert audio to MP3 player, iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, extract audio from video, join audio files. Send MP3 and AAC files directly to iTunes from our audio converter. Soon...

    Free Windows

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    dBpoweramp

    dBpoweramp contains a multitude of audio tools in one: CD Ripper, Music Converter, ID Tag Editor and Windows audio shell enhancements. Preloaded with mp3 & Wave codecs, practically every audio codec can be installed from Codec...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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 supported audio files can be split into some tracks with cue sheet when decoding. It works on Mac OS X...

    Open Source Mac

  • SoundConverter icon

    SoundConverter

    The sound conversion application for the GNOME environment. It reads anything the GStreamer library can read (Ogg Vorbis, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, AVI, MPEG, MOV, M4A, AC3, DTS, ALAC, MPC, Shorten, APE, SID, etc...), and writes WAV, FLAC...

    Open Source Linux

  • Zamzar icon

    Zamzar

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

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Online Convert icon

    Online Convert

    Convert files like images, videos, documents, audio and more to other formats with this free and fast online converter. Additionally, there are also editing options available when converting files. For example, resizing an image...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    LameXP

    LameXP is an Audio Encoder Front-End, a graphical user-interface for a number of audio encoders. It was developed to support a huge number of input formats. File formats are detected reliably using MediaInfo. Compressed audio formats...

    Open Source Windows

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    TAudioConverter

    TAudioConverter is a multithreaded audio converter and extractor. It can convert almost any audio format to aac, ac3, mp3, flac, wav, ogg, opus, mpc, ape, tta, tak, wma, alac, wavpack. It can also extract audio streams from video...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

  • Asunder icon

    Asunder

    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, FLAC, WavPack, Musepack, AAC, and Monkey's Audio files. It uses CDDB to name and tag each...

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

  • 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 audio files, allows editing of metadata, and burns discs. It has efficient error-detective...

    Commercial Windows

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    soundKonverter

    soundKonverter is a frontend to various audio converters. The key features are: Audio conversion. En-/decoding. Replay Gain. CD ripping. It is extendable by plugins and supports many backends. It supports reading and writing...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • 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 Media Audio (wma), Ogg Vorbis Audio (ogg), Wave Audio (wav), MPEG video, AVI, Windows Media Video...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • 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 free. * Universal audio converter supporting all popular formats * Convert or compress...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Windows RT Android Tablet Kindle Fire

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  • CUERipper icon

    CUERipper

    CUERipper is an utility for extracting digital audio from CDs, an open-source alternative to EAC. It has a lot fewer configuration options, so is somewhat easier to use, and is included in CUETools package. It supports MusicBrainz...

    Open Source Windows

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    youconvertit

    Free online video conversion and download (Youtube, Google video, Metacafe), any media file format conversion (Documents, Images, Audio, Video & Archives), file sending, storage and swapping (up to 1000 MB to send or post it on...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • XRECODE icon

    XRECODE

    XRECODE can convert multiple audio files in parallel by taking full advantage of multi-core CPU. Can also extract audio from video files. Features - Works on XP, Vista, Windows 7 32/64 bit versions. - Parallel conversion by...

    Commercial Windows

  • Audiograbber icon

    Audiograbber

    Audiograbber grabs digital audio from CDs, it can automatically normalize the music, delete silence from the start and/or end of tracks, and encode them to a variety of formats including MP3. It can also access freedb, an Internet...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Audiograbber site has been taken over by a malware distributor. Downloaded files are not program but unwanted software. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/fa395eb7a30aaeb0f9ef0d015bd83e816063eb81703c621d8e537b038813c300/analysis/1422929211/
  • Max icon

    Max

    Max is an application for creating high-quality audio files in various formats, from compact discs or files. When extracting audio from compact discs, Max offers the maximum in flexibility to ensure the true sound of your CD is...

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued Development seems to be stopped. Last version, 0.9.1, released on August 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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 in WMA, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF or Apple Loseless format. This software was designed...

    Free Mac Windows

  • Gnac icon

    Gnac

    Gnac is an easy to use audio conversion program for the GNOME desktop. It is designed to be powerful but simple! It provides easy audio files conversion between all GStreamer supported audio formats.

    Open Source Linux

  • Goobox icon

    Goobox

    Goobox is a CD player for the GNOME desktop environment.

    Open Source Linux

  • 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 tracks from video files and convert them into audio formats. It uses GTK+ as GUI toolkit and ffmpeg as...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • winLAME icon

    winLAME

    winLAME is an encoder for several audio formats, including mp3 (MPEG Layer 3), Ogg Vorbis and more. winLAME lets you set up the encoding process with an easy-to-use wizard-style user interface. winLAME supports many input audio...

    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 known as a CD ripper or a CDDA utility. The resultant audio file can be a pure WAV file (useful for...

    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 Right Thing and What You Mean all of the time. It requires GNOME and GStreamer.

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • iFFmpeg icon

    iFFmpeg

    iFFmpeg is a graphical front-end for FFmpeg, a command-line tool used to convert multimedia files between formats. The command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does all the hard work for you.

    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, AVR, BONK, CAF, CDR, FAP, FLA, FLAC, IRCAM, LA, LPAC, M4A, MAT, MAT4, MAT5, MMF, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC...

    Open Source Linux Amarok Konqueror Dolphin File Manager

  • FFCoder icon

    FFCoder

    FFCoder is a .NET based audio/video converter, which is capable of transcoding audio and video files to various formats. It is a unified frontend for many freeware utilities such as FFmpeg, MPlayer and MEncoder. Features: *...

    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, ra, tta, wav, wma, and more... It is the best MP3 converter on the net. It creates superior MP3...

    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 supported(Querying & Submiting). It supports normalization when ripping, and also support ID3 tag.

    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.

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