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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' and is an app. There are eight alternatives to xACT for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, 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, LameXP, Switch and Elegant Converter.

xACT alternatives are mainly Audio Converters but may also be CD Rippers or Video Converters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of xACT.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

xACT stands for X Audio Compression Toolkit. It is a GUI based front end for the Unix applications Shorten (3.6.1), shntool...

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    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.

    Main window converting FLAC files to MP3
  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/.

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  3. LameXP icon

    LameXP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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  4. Switch icon

    Switch

    • 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'.

    Switch Audio and Mp3 Converter - Main Screen
  5. Elegant Converter icon

    Elegant Converter

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    Elegant Converter is a native macOS app that helps quickly convert multiple audio and videos files to many formats.

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  6. CDDA paranoia icon

    CDDA paranoia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    Multi frontend

    • 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

    Still downloadable

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  8. BootTunes icon

    BootTunes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Imports live recordings downloaded from sites like etree (etree.org), Dimeadozen (dimeadozen.org), and The Trader's Den (tradersden.

    The "Confirm Metadata" dialog
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