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Media Human Audio Converter

There's no shortage of audio converters out there. This one is fast, free, easy to use, converts many audio formats, and will run on Windows and Mac.

MediaHuman Audio Converter has a simple to use drag and drop interface, converts batches of audio files quickly, and supports most formats. It can convert WMA, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF, Apple Lossless formats and many others. It also searches for disk covers, retains folder structures, and supports iTunes.

Periodically, on more than one computer and more than one Windows version, Windows decides to convert MP3 files to WMA's. It converts random artists (but not all their songs or the same title) and individual audio tracks, even when write protected. It occasionally converts files it converted previously. It doesn't convert tracks that are on a separate hard drive or USB flash drive. I've found as many as 600+ converted files on my system. It doesn't matter where they were acquired - the artist's site, amazon, or CD's that I've ripped to my hard drive. When I add tracks to a media player, I'll see converted files.

That's where MediaHuman Audio Converter comes in - open the program, drag and drop files to be converted, choose a format, and press the convert icon. I've converted up to 250 files at once, in minutes. Small amounts of files are converted almost instantly. Audio files can also be added manually by clicking the plus sign on the toolbar and navigating to the files to be converted. Note this is the description for the Windows version - the interface for Mac isn't quite the same.

MediaHuman Audio Converter runs on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP for PC systems (32bit/64bit), macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS 10.12 (Sierra), OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and is free of malware according to VirusTotal.
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I've used "sound converter" (not very original, but good description) to convert music. Go to the Ubuntu Software center and hit "sound and video" and search for converter. If you want a album sorter, there's plenty of those like DeaDBeef, Amarok etc.

I was delighted to find this program some months ago.
Agree fully -very time efficient

Perfect for what I need. Thank you!

You're more than welcome. :)

By "separate drive", you mean a "not-the-system-drive", right?

I hav e too many MP3 files to keep them on the C: drive, anyway, so i guess i'm safe.

Yup. They are on an external hard disk drive, as well as a USB flash drive.

Wow. Best, easiest, fastest and least amount of nagware audio converter I have seen. I will be sending them a donation. Thanks.

Glad you like it. :) I've never seen a nag from any of the software that I use.

I've used XRECODE for years, with great success. But the last freeware version was 2.60. I'll try this one out, though....

That's a nice bit of gear !
So simple and intuitive to use.Thanks r,
@Being the paranoid nut that I am, a converted MP3 to FLAC file came up clean as a whistle with Virus Total.

You're welcome. I'm happy you like it. It's easy to use. And fast. I like fast. :)

As for being paranoid, when I started using the program some months ago I uploaded a converted file to VirusTotal, even though I've used their other programs (YouTube to MP3 Converter, Collagerator) for months with no issues, so there's that. :)

Yep VERY fast ! :)

MediaHuman Audio Converter is brilliant. It's so good to find really well developed software - so intuitive and therefore a pleasure to use. I've been looking at audio converters for a while now and not found anything that comes close to this great product.

I'm glad to hear it works for you. I like their software quite a bit. It's probably not the best if you need lots of features, but if getting basic tasks done quickly with an easy to use interface is what you want then they are terrific.

For those who complain about Windows changing their original file format, I would think you could restore it from your offline backup. (You do have a backup of your files, Right?)

I do have a backup of my files. The original audio files are backed up on an external hard drive and a USB flash drive.

I also create disk images on a regular basis. Which isn't helpful because I have no way to know when the file format has been changed, so the changes would be included in any offline backup. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(A) You would have to know that the file format changed, i.e., that Windows corrupted your file. Is it obvious when it happens? I don't know.
(B) You would then have to take the time, short a time as it might be, to actually do the restore for every file that got messed up. PITB!

If anyone thinks this situation is acceptable, with all due respect, you're nuts!

Really? You've had this experience on Windows? I've never had this happen to me ever, and I have a LOT of mp3's, acquired over the past couple of decades. But then again, I don't use Windows Media Player. According to this article ( https://lifehacker.com/5067945/rescue-my-music-from-windows-media-player-wma-to-mp3 ) there are some settings you can change in WMP to prevent this from happening.

You do know that each time you convert from one lossy format to another, you lose audio quality, right? I would be mighty unhappy if any app decided to convert my files without my OK or foreknowledge, especially if the original file was replaced.

I haven't used the MediaHuman Audio Converter, but I have used MediaHuman's YouTube to MP3 Converter, it has the same GUI and it works pretty well. For what the YouTube to MP3 Converter does, it's easier and more reliable than JDownloader, although it has less functionality. If you need the type of conversion that Audio Converter does, MediaHuman is probably a decent choice.

Yes, it really does happen to a lot of people. These sort of problems have been happening since at least as far back as Windows Media Player for Windows XP. But I've never had the problem because I've always done what the linked article says: install a non-default media player and change the default settings in the default media player. Both are good ideas on any platform, e.g. the second media player allows a double check of unplayable files.

I agree, it's persistent and has been happening for years, across Windows versions.
A search will turn up the info, and a thorough search is why I haven't been able to find a fix for it. Running some audio diagnotic .cab files, changing WMP settings, un-installing and re-installing WMP - any suggestion I found I tried. Nothing has worked so far. OTOH, it led me to find some useful software so it hasn't been a wash. :)

It seems odd I know, but yes, this happens to me and the people's computers who I tend to, in Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. I know about the Windows Media Player settings that are mentioned in the Lifehacker article and other websites, and have made the suggested changes. It still happens. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I rarely use WMP (Windows Media Player), though one of the people whose computer is under my watch uses it all the time. I keep all the original audio files on an external hard drive and a USB FLASH drive. And yes, I'm mighty unhappy that this keeps happening. :-0   

From what I've seen, it's not common, but not all that rare either. It seems to be persistent, with no fix that I've found. Around here it's a recent occurrence. It started in the last year or so.

I use MediaHuman's YouTube to MP3 Converter too. It works well for my purposes.

Where's the Ubuntu download? Am I blind?

No you're not blind...I misread the information. My deepest apologies. I've been dealing with something resembling the flu and it's evidently scrambled my brains. Thank you for mentioning it, I've edited the article.

No worries Rhiannon, I just thought I was missing the obvious (I do that- lol).

Here's to your speedy recovery-- lots of vit. C, for you!!!

;)

I specialize in missing the obvious on a regular basis. It's not quite a superpower, but it's probably close. :)
Thanks, C and E and tea are on the docket.