AVS Audio Converter not only re-encodes nearly any audio file into a different format, but also allows you to edit, add markers, and apply effects to it in a simple and intuitive way. Its waveform display makes detailed editing a rewarding and more accurate task. As a bonus, the program comes with an ID3 tag editor, a renaming utility, and an MP3/M4B audio book creation tool.
The amount of different formats supported by this editor is stunning, especially on the input side – the 75+ list of these formats includes not only all the usual suspects, but a number of not-so-well-known (and even not-known-at-all) audio codecs, such as KAR, QCP, VOC, VOX, or MPC. If you go through the list, you will also find a good selection of video file formats (MPEG, MKA, DIV, AVI, VOB, M2TS, MOV, etc.), and that is so because AVS Audio Converter is also a versatile audio extractor. Thus, it can save as an independent audio file (and in the format of your choice) the audio stream present in any supported video file.
Marketed mainly as an audio converter, its editing capabilities are certainly nothing extraordinary, and yet useful. It displays the selected track in waveform mode, thus allowing you to perform selections with more accuracy and to edit your audio tracks in a more intuitive way. You can cut, trim, copy, paste, and delete sections either using your mouse or by adding markers. Normalization and fading in and out are the two only effects provided, but its comprehensive ID3 tag editor and its audio book creation tool make up somehow for the lack of editing features. The latter will allow you to split your audio books into chapters or into audio files of a fixed length, as well as to add a cover, a title, an author name, and an artist name to them.
The conversion process itself – the jewel of the crown – is extremely simple to set up. Select the input files (you can combine various audio and video files in any of the supported formats), an output format and a destination, and launch the conversion process. Output quality can be set either by selecting one of the profiles provided for each codec or/and by tweaking the settings provided manually (sample rate, sample size, bit rate, number of channels, etc.). All the media files on the conversion list will be re-encoded into the last audio format selected – mixed output formats are not supported. The conversion process runs smoothly and produces the expected results. Overall, AVS Audio Converter is a good option to take into account when looking for a fast, efficient, and easy-to-use audio re-encoder.
- Support for a wide range of audio formats.
- Extracts the audio stream of most common video files.
- CD ripping capabilities.
- Well-structured interface.
- ID3 tag editor