xACT Alternatives

    xACT is described as 'stands for X Audio Compression Toolkit. It is a GUI based front end for the Unix applications Shorten (3.6.1), shntool (3.0.10), monkey's audio compressor (3.99), flac (1.2.1), wavpack (4.60.1), TTA (3.4.1) and cdda2wav 3.0 (with paranoia support). It also uses sox ( 14'. There are nine alternatives to xACT for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Windows S. The best alternative is fre:ac, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like xACT are X Lossless Decoder (Free, Open Source), LameXP (Free, Open Source), Switch (Freemium) and Elegant Converter (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 7, 2019

    1. fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various formats and codecs. It will convert between MP3, MP4/M4A, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus, AAC, WAV, WMA and other formats.
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    2. 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 10.3 and later. Supports: (Ogg) FLAC (.flac/.


    3. 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.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Kindle Fire
      Switch Audio and Mp3 Converter can convert mp3, wav, wma or 40 other audio file formats to the format of your choice in just 3 easy, simple steps. Just add the files you want to convert, select the format you want, and then click 'Convert'.
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    4. Elegant Converter is a native macOS app that helps quickly convert multiple audio and videos files to many formats.
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    5. Audio CD digital audio extraction application cdparanoia. Cdparanoia extracts audio from compact discs directly as data, with no analog step between, and writes the data to a file or pipe in WAV, AIFC, AIFC or raw 16 bit linear PCM.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Multi frontend is a Windows GUI (grafical user interface) for the following console audio encoders/decoders: BladeEnc, FAAC and FAAD, Fraunhofer Fastenc and MP3Enc, Gogo-no-coda, LAME, MAD, Mpadec, MusePack, NEncode, Ogg Vorbis, Psytel aacenc and fastenc, QuickTime MPEG-4...

      Discontinued

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Imports live recordings downloaded from sites like etree (etree.org), Dimeadozen (dimeadozen.org), and The Trader's Den (tradersden.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      [No longer maintained, but downloadable] ALL2LAME is a free Windows front-end for the LAME MP3 encoder. It's very easy to use: 1. Choose the files you want to encode. 2. Set the LAME switches. 3. Press the Encode button.
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