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Old 22. Aug 2016, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Audio Converter with Context Menu Integration 64bit


I'm after a program that can convert wav to mp3. It needs to integrate into Windows Explorers context menu automatically.

I've tested FormatFactory but I'm wondering if there's a better alternative. It does integrate and is easy enough to set up but I'm a bit nervous about it because of all the bundleware it attempts to install, which I did manage to avoid.

I did peruse the recommended programs but couldn't see any mention about context menu integration.

I'm running Windows 8.0 x64bit.

System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System Model: Satellite C50D-A
System Type: x64-based PC

Processor: AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics, 1400 Mhz(1.4)2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB

Display Adapter RAM 384.00 MB

Resolution 1366 x 768 x 60 hertz

Pretty darn slow.


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Old 23. Aug 2016, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Give FlicFlac Audio Converter a try.
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Old 25. Aug 2016, 12:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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EldonW - Thanks for the suggestion. I tested FlicFlac for about an hour. No matter what I did I could not get it to appear in the context menu. I enabled Shell Integration and it said it was now okay to use from context menu but it just is not there. Also ran it as administrator with same result. I'm thinking this is a 32 bit not 64 bit program as I've experience similar problems like this previously.

As for FlicFlac's actual functioning, it worked fine when drag-and-dropping a wav file onto it.

I looked for further information in the ini file and on Sector-Seven's website but without success.

I did see that they also publish a program, called File Blender, that does both audio and video conversion. It also functions fine, but again it doesn't appear in the context menu.

Guess I'll just stick with FormatFactory for now.


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Old 26. Aug 2016, 07:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Found a very easy solution.

Firstly, FlicFlac is a 32-Bit program so it won't show in the context menu of Windows Explorer (File Explorer) running on Windows 64-bit.

In order to get it to appear you have to customize the SendToFolder.

1. Create a desktop shortcut for FlicFlac.

2. Open a Windows Explorer window and put shell:sendto in the address bar and click the right arrow to open the SendTo folder.

3. Drag the FlicFlac shortcut into the SendTo folder.

4. Right click on the wav file to be converted and move cursor down to Send to.

The FlicFlac shortcut should be there so just click on it to bring up FlicFlac.

This worked fine for me.

I also tried a program called WOW64Menu but it didn't seem to do anything.

For more information about SendToFolder see

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