Music Converter

EZ CD Audio Converter

Easy-to-use audio file converter software with professional audio quality

Version history

10.2

  • Codec updates
  • Loudness is now shown as LUFS (EBU R 128) by default
    • Configurable to show ReplayGain Loudness or ReplayGain Gain
  • Lossy to Lossless file format conversion now defaults to 16-bit final output
    • Configurable to 16-bit, 24-bit, or 32-bit (float)
  • FLAC decoder supports all bit-depths from 4 to 32-bit (previously 8, 16, 24, 32)
  • Performed and passed the FLAC decoder test bench (a set of conformance test files)
  • Audio CD burning normalization setting as LUFS (EBU R 128)
  • Updated EBU R 128 loudness scanner with performance improvements
  • Improved support for multi-file Cue Sheet [.cue] files (e.g. Vinyl; one file per multiple tracks per side A/B)
  • Improved loading of (invalid) Cue Sheet [.cue] files
  • Improved Cue Sheet [.cue] error reporting
  • UI: Changed the default visible columns in file/track lists (now showing file properties such as bit-depth, channels, sample rate by default), visible columns can be customized
  • UI: Adjusted the auto-length of columns in the file/track lists (to be able to show a little bit more file information/metadata horizontally)
  • Bugfix: Audio CD Ripper status window was missing *album*/loudness/gain/peak
  • Bugfix: SACD ISO decoder failed to seek over 4GB {Integer overflow} (tracks with start position >4GB were not extracted correctly)
  • Bugfix: 2nd (multichannel) TOC was not read from SACD ISO if the file extension [.iso] was not in lower case letters
  • Bugfix: WMV (Windows Media Video) file without audio tracks resulted to a WMA decoder misbehaviour that crashed the app

10.1.2

  • FLAC 1.3.4 update
  • WavPack 5.5.0 update
  • Monkey's Audio [ APE ] 8.42 update
  • Fixed integrated File Explorer file view flickering in Dark Mode
  • Startup improvements when started from Windows File Explorer context menu
  • Audio CD Ripper: Silence removal/addition DSPs automatically disabled when creating file/track Cue Sheet [.cue] (would create non-valid Cue Sheet)

10.1.1

  • Bugfix: Fixed the sluggish selection of files with album art (was a bug [C++ typo] in thumbnail creation code)
  • Updated Monkey's Audio [ APE ] 8.12 Codec

10.1

  • Codec updates
    • Opus decoder update
      • Improved decoding of corrupted files
    • Updated Monkey's Audio [ APE ] 7.80 codec
    • Updated Apple Lossless [ ALAC ] codec
      • Encoder with performance improvements
      • Fixed security vulnerabilities in decoder
    • MP3 encoder now allows 44.1 and 48 kHz sample rate selection with VBR modes 7, 8 and 9 per user request
  • Dark Mode: removed the white color flickering on control and window transitions

10.0.7

  • Visual updates
  • Dark Mode
    • Darker (now inline with the Windows 10/11 system dark mode)
    • Use more Windows 10/11 native dark mode features
    • Windows 10 native dark mode window caption
    • Windows 10 native dark mode (thinner) window borders
    • Windows 10 native window shadows
    • Improved file lists and file explorer tree visuals
    • Improved full metadata edit window visuals
    • Improved cover art search and manual metadata search window visuals
  • Blue Theme
    • Windows 11 less saturated window borders
  • Rating star icons updated
  • Microsoft Store App: Windows File Explorer context menus can be disabled/enabled from the Settings
  • Bugfix: When adding an invalid Cue Sheet (.cue) file the App may have crashed when displaying the error window (thread synchronization bug)

10.0.6

  • Fixed the bug where the App did not show in maximized window in Dark Mode when restoring from the previous session (also the window border was not showing in Windows 10)
  • Fixed the bug where the Windows File Explorer context menu would still freeze in Windows 10 Dark Mode (regression from the previous update)

10.0.5

  • Fixed the bug where the Windows File Explorer context menu would freeze (when used) if the App was set to Dark Mode

10.0.4

  • User interface: Some layout improvements
  • User interface: Some graphics improvements
  • Dark Mode: Window resize grip area on bottom is now larger (more sensitive)
  • Dark Mode: Rendering bug (white pixels) on some areas fixed
  • Dark Mode: Windows 11 use native dark mode (thinner) borders
  • Dark Mode: Windows 11 native window shadows now shown
  • Dark Mode: Windows 10 dark mode now more inline with the Windows 10 design (previously more Windows 11 themed)
  • Dark Mode: Improved some user interface images to look better in dark mode

10.0.3

  • Option to choose between Blue and Windows color theme in Light Mode
  • Minor Dark Mode improvements

10.0.2

  • Bugfix: Audio Converter Album Art info label was missing in 10.0.1

10.0.1

  • Dark Mode

10

  • Updated Silence Removal DSP, now removes the leading and trailing silence with -70 dBFS threshold
  • Updated MP3 encoder, (re)added explicit Joint Stereo / Stereo mode selection
  • Windows 11 specific theme improvements
  • Monkey's Audio [APE] v7.25 update
  • FDK AAC added more high bit rates up to 512 kbit/s Stereo per user requests

9.5.3

  • New 'modern' Windows 11 File Explorer context menus
  • Updated 'classic' Windows File Explorer context menus
  • Added Windows File Explorer context menus to the Microsoft Store App (Windows 10 'classic' and Windows 11 'modern')
  • Changed default 6.1 channel order, surround channels Ls/Rs from Lrs/Rrs (rear) to Lss/Rss (side)
  • Updated Exhale 1.1.9
  • Fixed Windows 11 selected menu item text from black to white
  • Fixed MP3 encoder can't convert Mono to Stereo
  • Other minor improvements

9.5.2

  • Audio engine
    • Added 7.1 and 6.1 output
    • Improved downmixing from 7.1 and 6.1
  • EBU R128 Normalization / ReplayGain calculation
    • Improved for multichannel
  • Metadata
    • MPEG-4 ISO file format [ .m4a ]
      • Read 'Compilation' tag value (previously the file was marked as Part of Compilation if the 'Compilation' tag just existed)
    • AAC [ .m4a ]
      • Detect AAC-LC <= 24 kHz with the correct sample rate (previously AAC-LC <= 24 kHz was detected with 2 x samplerate
      • Correctly detect HE-AAC Mono files when the M4A file format channels (incorrectly) set to Stereo
  • User interface
    • File info now shows sample rate with 3 decimals (e.g. 22.050 or 44.100 kHz) (previously 22.1 or 44.1 kHz)
  • Codec updates
    • AAC decoder [ .m4a .aac ]
      • Added 7.1, 6.1, 5.0
      • Support additional AAC multichannel signaling (ISO/IEC 14496-3:2009/Amd 4:2013) (6.1, 7.1 rear)
      • Decode AAC-LC <= 24 kHz with the correct sample rate while still retaining backward compatibility with implicit SBR signaling (previously AAC-LC <= 24 kHz was decoded with 2 x samplerate for possible implicit SBR/HE-AAC signaling)
      • Correctly decode HE-AAC Mono files with M4A file format channels (incorrectly) set to Stereo
    • Fraunhofer IIS AAC [ Pro ] encoder
      • Added 7.1
      • Reworked CBR output format configurations
    • Fraunhofer IIS xHE-AAC [ Pro ] encoder
      • Support more sample rates with low bitrate encoding modes
    • Apple AAC encoder
      • Added 7.1, 6.1, 5.0
      • New improved configuration
    • Fraunhofer FDK AAC encoder
      • Added 7.1, 6.1, 5.0
      • New calibrated VBR modes for 7.1, 6.1, 5.0
      • Reworked CBR mode configurations
    • FLAC encoder/decoder
      • Added 7.1, 6.1, 5.0
    • Vorbis encoder/decoder
      • Added 7.1, 6.1, 5.0
      • New improved encoder configuration
      • New encoder settings for CBR/ABR
    • Opus encoder/decoder
      • Added 7.1, 6.1, 5.0
      • New improved encoder configuration
      • New bitrate settings
    • MP3 encoder
      • New simpler encoder configuration
      • All modes automatically set to highest encoding quality
    • Apple Lossless ALAC encoder/decoder
      • Added 7.1, 6.1, 5.0
    • Exhale Extended HE-AAC encoder
      • Updated to v1.1.8.1
      • Reworked configuration
    • Monkey's Audio [ APE ] encoder/decoder
      • Updated to v7.15
      • Added 7.1, 6.1, 5.0
    • WavPack encoder
      • Added 7.1, 6.1, 5.0
    • AC3 encoder
      • Added 5.0
      • Reworked configuration
      • Removed unsupported sample rates from the configuration
    • Windows Media Audio [ WMA ] encoder
      • Added 7.1
    • AIFF file format
      • Added 7.1, 6.1 and 5.0
    • WAV file format
      • Added 7.1, 6.1 and 5.0
    • Wave64 file format
      • Added 7.1, 6.1 and 5.0
    • TTA encoder/decoder
      • Added 7.1
    • Musepack encoder
      • Updated configuration estimated bitrates list
    • AU file format
      • Added 7.1
    • Raw PCM writer
      • Added 7.1

Note: Previously configurated encoder settings may reset to default settings with this update (due encoder configuration updates). Encoder settings can be easily reconfigured.

9.5.1

  • Updated the previous version change row/column navigation 'Ctrl + Left/Right/Up/Down' to 'Alt + Left/Right/Up/Down' in track/file lists ('Ctrl + Left/Right/Up/Down' reserved for edit control cursor movement)
  • Improved audio engine multichannel support
    • Improved >8ch/7.1/6.1 downmixing (to 5.1/5.0/Quad/Stereo/Mono)
    • Minor tuning on mixing matrices
  • Fixed Apple AAC encoder (available if iTunes is installed) (got broken in previous update)

9.5

  • Certified for Windows 11
  • Improved track/file lists navigation (navigate rows/columns with 'Ctrl + Left/Right/Up/Down')
  • Monkey's Audio [ APE ] v7.02 codec update
  • Exhale Extended HE-AAC encoder v1.1.7
  • FLAC codec updated (LibOgg v1.3.5)
  • Opus codec updated (LibOgg v1.3.5)
  • Vorbis codec updated (LibOgg v1.3.5)
  • FFMPEG based decoders (decode audio from certain video file formats) use proper Unicode file names (long Unicode paths now work correctly)
  • <BARCODE> set file name generation token to '0000000000000' (empty BARCODE) if UPC/EAN does not exist (on the CD or file metadata)
  • Revert the previous version change: "CD Ripper set UPC/EAN to '0000000000000' if detection is enabled and CD does not have UPC/EAN"
  • Fixed the bug reading AIFF files with explicit big-endian byte order tag in the file header
  • Fixed the bug where ISRC was read twice to metadata (from local db and from the Audio CD)

9.4

  • Updated MP3 encoder (LAME v3.101.2) (with precise math optimizations)
  • Updated Extended HE-AAC encoder (Exhale v1.1.6.2)
  • Updated Opus encoder (with precise math optimizations)
  • Updated WavPack DSD encoder (DSD 5.1 to DSD 5.1 conversion channel-mix bug fix, removed 'Very High Quality' mode not used with WavPack DSD format)
  • Updated MP3/MP2/MP1 decoder (improved decoding of files that contain bad first frames with invalid sample rate)
  • Added Ogg FLAC [.ogg .oga] format (decoder, metadata support)
  • Added .M4V file format (decoder, metadata support)
  • Added .OGA file format [Ogg Vorbis, Opus, Ogg FLAC] (decoder, metadata support)
  • WAV reader can now convert files where data length is set to 0 (invalid WAV file)
  • Fixed crash when loading corrupt GIF image from metadata
  • CD Ripper log Album Artist and Album information
  • CD Ripper set UPC/EAN to '0000000000000' if detection is enabled and CD does not have UPC/EAN
  • User interface improvements
  • User interface bug fixes

9.3.2

  • Updated Fraunhofer IIS [ Professional ] xHE-AAC™ encoder
  • Updated Fraunhofer IIS [ Professional ] AAC ( AAC-LC | HE-AAC | HE-AAC v2 ) encoder
  • Updated xHE-AAC™ decoder
  • Added MPEG-D DRC settings for the xHE-AAC™ decoder
  • Successfully passed the xHE-AAC™ Codec compliancy tests developed by Fraunhofer
  • Enabled peak limiter (0 dbFS) on floating point transcoder to prevent codec compression artifacts (lossy formats)

xHE-AAC is a trademark of Fraunhofer and is registered in Germany, the United States, and other countries

9.3.1

  • Extended HE-AAC encoder
    • Whole bitrate range now supports 44.1kHz & 48kHz sample rates
    • Mono VBR formats list fixed
  • Recompiled the whole application because a faulty RAM module was discovered and replaced on the development computer just after the v9.3 was released

9.3

  • New! Fraunhofer IIS [ Professional ] Extended HE-AAC encoder
  • New! Fraunhofer IIS [ Professional ] AAC ( AAC-LC | HE-AAC | HE-AAC v2 ) encoder
  • Updated Extended HE-AAC decoder
  • Updated AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2 decoder
  • Updated WavPack 5.4.0 codec
  • Updated Monkey's Audio 6.14 codec
  • Reworked settings UI
  • Setting to specify which additional metadata is written to the Cue Sheet [.cue]
  • Freedb service updated (GnuDb)
  • Freedb submission service available again (GnuDb)
  • Discogs service updated (Cover Art is available again)
  • Don't write Apple iTunes (iTunSMPB) gapless metadata to M4A files by default, can be enabled from the Settings (M4A / MPEG-4 ISO format has native preferred method for gapless playback)

9.2.1

  • Updated Exhale Extended HE-AAC encoder v1.1.1
    • Improved audio quality of low bitrate modes (~40, ~48, ~64, and ~72 kbit/s)
    • Improved compatibility with some decoders
  • Updated DSD encoder
    • Improved DSD encoder precision
    • Fixed AVX2 processor instruction set optimization inaccuracy

9.2

  • Updated Exhale Extended HE-AAC encoder v1.1
    • Audio quality improvements
    • New high quality low-bitrate modes
    • Very special thanks to Mr. Christian Helmrich for his great work and big thanks for the co-operation !
  • Updated Fraunhofer FDK AAC encoder v4.0.1 [ AAC Encoder v4.0.1, FDK Tools v3.1.0 ]
    • Audio quality improvements
    • Improved VBR modes audio quality
    • Retuned for improved audio quality (details)
    • Reworked VBR modes with improved audio quality (Full range 24 - 384 kbit/s for Stereo, 16 - 192 kbit/s for Mono, and 96 - 960 kbit/s for 5.1) (details)
  • Updated Fraunhofer FDK Extended HE-AAC decoder v3.2.0 [ AAC Decoder v3.2.0, FDK Tools v3.1.0 ]
  • Fraunhofer FDK AAC encoder HE-AAC and HE-AAC v2 modes in MPEG-4 ISO BMFF (M4A) now use “Explicit hierarchical signaling” (previously using “Explicit backward compatible signaling” for compatibility with the old AAC-LC-only decoders)
  • HE-AAC & HE-AAC v2 MPEG-4 ISO BMFF (M4A) gapless now conforms with MPEG-4 Part 24 (ISO/IEC 14496-24) specification
  • Updated Apple AAC encoder support, can be used from the new iTunes Desktop versions (v12.10.9.3+) and from the iTunes Microsoft Store version
  • No longer writes obsolete 'replaygain_originator_code' tags to MPEG-4 ISO BMFF (M4A) files
  • Updated the output formats descriptions list for clearer appearance

9.1.6

  • Integrated Windows File Explorer component updated
  • Allow file operations in shell tree
  • Added (restored) Peak Normalization (Sample Peak & True Peak)
  • Show Track/Album Gain as 'dB LUFS', 'dB Δ RG', or 'dB SPL RG' on Ripper/Converter status list
  • Show Track/Album Peak as '%', or 'dB' on Ripper/Converter status list
  • Updated Extended HE-AAC encoder & decoder
  • Updated Monkey's Audio encoder & decoder
  • Updated AAC [ AAC-LC & HE-AAC (v2) ] decoder

9.1.5

  • Extended HE-AAC codec update
    • Improved CVBR0 and CVBR1 audio quality
  • Fix: Fraunhofer FDK AAC encoder allow 48, 44.1 kHz sample rates with HE-AAC (v2) VBR modes 1 & 2
  • Fix: Discogs search matching MusicBrainz helper was disabled

9.1.4

  • Added Extended HE-AAC codec
  • Updated AAC-LC and HE-AAC codecs
  • Updated FLAC codec
  • Updated Vorbis codec
  • Updated Opus codec
  • Updated Monkey's Audio codec
  • Updated FFMPEG-based codecs
  • Improved automatic Discogs query matching
  • Fixed DTS decoder no longer fails on data error
  • Fixed DTS HD in MKA container was occasionally detected with wrong sample rate

9.1.3

  • Freedb service updated

9.1.2

  • User interface improvements
    • Added quick buttons for functions such as Add Files, Clear List, to the Audio Converter UI with the integrated File Explorer visible
    • Correct Rip CD and Convert button sizes when other than Normal profile was last used before new program launch
    • Load cover art possibility to open from last used folder or source audio file folder (previously last used folder only)
  • Metadata services improvements
    • Get 1080px cover art from WMP/Gracenote service (service default recently changed from 1080px to 720px)
    • Get Genre (most voted) metadata from MusicBrainz service
    • Get Genre metadata from Discogs service
  • Codec Updates
    • WavPack 5.3.0
  • Fixes & improvements
    • Fix memory fault that may have occured when saving file list to M3U file
    • Read ALBUM ARTIST metadata to Album Artist metadata if ALBUMARTIST (standard) does not exist
    • Decode M4A/AAC files that have invalid sgpd atom (iso gapless)

9.1.1

  • Minor updates to the newly refreshed user interface
  • Recompiled the UI with updated C++ compiler & libraries

9.1

  • New user interface experience
  • Added taskbar / start menu jump list to launch Audio Converter, CD Ripper, or Disc Burner
  • Updated the integrated File Explorer component
  • MusicBrainz & Discogs manual search by Barcode (UPC/EAN)
  • CD ripper disc detection (pre-gaps, ISRCs, UPC/EAN) now uses the selected reading speed
Audio Converter CD Ripper Disc Burner Taskbar / Start Menu Jump List

9.0.7

  • Codec Updates
    • WavPack 5.2.0
    • LAME MP3 Encoder 3.100.1 update

9.0.6

  • Improved output filenames / rename files filename generation
    • New predefined tags
    • All metadata tags can be used
    • External cover art option allows tags for filename generation
  • Codec Update: Fraunhofer FDK AAC 4.0.1
    • Audio quality improvements
  • Codec Update: Monkey's Audio 5.11
    • Multi-channel support
    • 32-bit samples support
    • Performance improvements
  • Profiles UI update
  • UPC/EAN always visible in the track list after initial scan
  • Parse multi-disc Cue Sheet / Single File metadata
  • Minor UI improvements

9.0.5

  • Added support for converting from Super Audio CD ISO (SACD ISO) [.iso] files
  • Added 5.0 support for DSD output formats

9.0.4

  • Bugfix: Fixed user interface bug (cover art icons)

9.0.3

  • DSD encoder speed improvements (no compromise in audio quality)
  • DSD decoder audio quality improvements
  • Refreshed DSP Options window
  • Bugfix: Fixed buffer overflow in DSD decoder-delay handling
  • Bugfix: Adding a file with corrupt embedded cover art icon can't crash the App anymore

9.0.2

  • Fixed the critical bug of the v9.0.1: App did not start on Windows 7/8 because Windows 10 WinRT API was accidentally used in the Desktop version of the App
  • Updated WavPack DSD encoder

9.0.1

  • Updated DSD encoder
    • Improved performance (~20% faster per thread on i7)
    • Improved audio quality
  • Added WavPack DSD encoder
  • Updated WavPack decoder
    • Native DSD conversion
    • Use integrated DSD-to-PCM converter (not WavPack DSD-to-PCM)
  • Updated WavPack encoder with the official compression levels; Fast, Default, High, Very High (previously Default, Best, Fast)
  • Bugfix: Fixed the bug of v9.0.0 where the window size was not restored to correct size on a DPI-scaled screen

9.0

  • Codecs
    • FLAC 1.3.3
    • New DSD encoders
      • DSF (DSD Stream File) encoder
      • DFF (DSDIFF) encoder
    • Updated DSD decoders (DSD-to-PCM converters)
      • Improved decimation / low-pass filter
      • Updated DSF (DSD Stream File) decoder
      • New DFF (DSDIFF) decoder
      • New DFT (DSDIFF) decoder
    • Fast seeking support for DSD decoders
      • Fast conversion from .dsf/.dff Cue Sheet audio disc images
  • Metadata
    • Added support for DSDIFF (.dff) metadata
    • Improved support for DSD Stream File (.dsf) metadata
  • Audio Engine
    • Support direct DSD to DSD conversion (bit-to-bit lossless conversion between DSD audio file formats)
    • Support DSD to DSD conversion via DXD if changing sample rate or modifying audio data with DSPs
  • Cover Art
    • Cover Art thumbnails are now shown in native aspect ratio (previously scaled to square)
    • Resize Cover Art with custom resolution
    • Keep aspect ratio when resizing Cover Art
    • Option to disable embedded Cover Art in output options
    • Updated Amazon Cover Art search
      • High resolution Cover Art is available again
      • Amazon query responds more reliably
  • User interface
    • Indicate PCM/DXD/DSD data conversion mode when converting to DSD
    • Added 'Select all', 'Clear list', and 'Create M3U' buttons to the Audio Converter (available when the File Explorer is hidden)
    • Handle YEAR (DATE) tag as a string (not a number) in advanced metadata editor
    • More editing space for the YEAR (DATE) tag, so that date in format '2019-09-07' fits into the visible field
    • Use Cover Art as file icon in the Audio Converter file list
  • Audio CD Ripper
    • Show UPC/EAN in the track list
    • UPC/EAN, Pre-Gaps, ISRC values in the ripping log
    • UPC/EAN, Pre-Gap, Pre-emphasis ISRC detection status in the ripping log
    • Pre-emphasis consistency check (TOC vs Subcode) in the ripping log