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I regularly convert WMA audio files to MP3 files, and have tested many free programs including:

the Koyote Soft Free MP3 WMA converter

the open source Freac

NCH Swift Sound converter

Pazera Free Audio extractor

the BeeThink Music Handle

and a few others, and they all took over 3 minutes to convert a 93 MB WMA file recorded at 44199 Hz to a file @ 22,050 Hz   96 kbits per second joint stereo

and then I tested the Free Audio Converter 7.1.5 that I downloaded from

and it took only one minute! (over three times faster than the best of the other freeware programs!)

It can convert between MP3, OGG, WAV, and WMA files with excellent control over all settings.

I wanted all of you to know of this great program.


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Nod32 caught it.

Dear cmpm,

thank you very much for the heads up, I missed that.

Can any of you help me find a really fast and flexible audio converter that doesn't have this catch?


VLC can convert, don't know if it's fast or has enough options for you.

Also mp3 Convert Master may help.
A trial period, then $15 and I'm not sure if it will do what you want.
Just have to check it out I suppose....

I just tested MP3 Convert Master and it's slow, and has a really ugly as well as kludgy interface (e.g. no clear indication of processing progress or even that it's started processing)

I've had BSOD in the past with VLC so I'll give that one a pass.

Thank you for looking for me.


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