XRECODE3 For Windows is a simple but powerful audio converter and an audio-CD grabber that can convert files to different formats in batch. It is also light on system resources and capable of running in parallel using multi-core processors.
Supports a wide range of input file formats including mp3, mp2, wav, ogg, flac, ape, cue, tta, AKC, and wma. Supports embedded CUE sheets and can download tags automatically from the internet.
Converting Audio Files
The application lets users select the desired output format from a list of 25 options, including popular formats like mp3, WMA, and Ogg, as well as FLAC (lossless solution). Users are also able to adjust sample rates and channels.
Other features include the option to normalize audio files, ad in / out tracks and remove silence. XRECODE3 is able to extract audio from flv, avi, mov, mpg, and vob video files. It can also read embedded CUE sheets for FLAC, WavPack, and APE files and contains a built-in Metadata editor with cover art support.
The software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, as well as with Wine. It supports parallel conversion and takes advantage of the power of multi-core CPUs. It can even read 4-digit DATE tags from m4a files and save them as YEAR metadata in FLAC files. It also has a user-friendly resizable interface suited for netbooks. It also supports multiple audio track conversions and command line parameters.
Editing Audio Files
There are plenty of online tools that can handle simple editing jobs, such as converting audio files between two formats or applying basic effects. But for those who want more flexibility and control over their MP3 file, a desktop-based tool such as XRECODE3 is still the best option.
This free audio converter is a lightweight utility that does not require any installation and offers a highly intuitive interface. It supports a wide range of input and output formats and can also extract the audio track from video files. It can rip CDs and split files into multiple parts. It can even automatically generate ID3 tags for the output file.
It can support a number of different audio formats, including mp3, WMA, ogg, FLAC, and wav. It can also extract audio from AVI, FLV, and MOV video files. The program can also merge multiple input files into a single output file and create a CUE sheet. It can also support embedded metadata and can rip multi-channel Audio CDs in parallel.
Editing ID3 Tags
XRECODE3 allows you to edit the ID3 tags of your audio files. Tags like track number, song title, artist and album name, year of release, and music genre can be changed as you wish. You can also download tags automatically from online databases.
The program is lightweight and uses few system resources. It supports command line parameters and is optimized to process multiple files in parallel on systems with multi-core CPUs. Moreover, it can read embedded CUE sheets of FLAC, WavPack, and APE files.
Several bugs and problems have been fixed in this version. For example, now the program will not create folders with '.' at the end as windows explorer cannot handle them properly. Additionally, it will not create an M3U file if the output folder path is already present. The option to enable this feature is available in the Advanced Output Settings. Also, the pattern elements %area% and %disc3% have been added. They can be used to skip one, two, or three folders from the starting point of the output file name pattern.
Organizing Audio Files
With XRECODE, you can easily change the metadata of an audio file and convert it into a different format. The program also includes an audio player for you to preview the converted file before saving it on your computer.
XRECODE also lets you edit ID3 tags and merge multiple files to create a single audio track. Its "Utilities" menu contains a dynamic range appraisal, able to display values such as peak decibels, and a tool for normalizing volume levels.
This multifunctional media converter is compatible with most audio formats and allows you to convert them into many others. In addition, it can extract audio from video files and support command line parameters. Moreover, it supports multi-core processors for faster conversion times. It can also handle batch processing and is available in English, French, Japanese, Russian, Swedish, Italian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, and Chinese (Simplified). Xrecode II is free to download for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 32/64 bit versions and under Wine.