FairStars Audio Converter

FairStars Audio Converter

Flexible audio conversion tool with support for all well-known audio codecs
3.8  (59 votes)
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FairStars Audio Converter wisely combines simplicity and efficiency in a compact and intuitive interface to offer you an easy-to-use, fast, and reliable audio transcoding tool. Though the list of output audio codecs supported amounts to only ten, these include all the best-known and most widely used ones, such as WAV, FLAC, MP3, APE, Ogg, and M4A. Each of them supports a certain level of customization, and, as compensation, the list of supported codecs for the input is much longer.

The conversion process itself doesn’t differ much from the steps that need to be taken in most other similar tools. Thanks to its support for batch conversion, you are allowed to add as many tracks as needed to the program’s conversion list. You will be shown useful information about each track, such as the duration, the format, and the quality (sampling rate, compression level, etc.). FairStars Audio Converter is what you would call a “multiple-to-one” conversion type of tool – i.e., the files on your conversion list can be a mixture of files in any of the audio formats supported, but all of them will be converted into the last output format selected and following the advanced settings you assigned to it. If so desired, the program can also normalize the volume of all the tracks on the conversion list for a smoother playback experience.

FairStars Audio Converter comes with a useful ID3 tag editor to help you organize your audio collection. It includes some of the most widely used tags, such as the title, artist, album, year, genre, track number, and lyrics, together with a few less-used others.

The program’s functionality ends here. Considering the amount of free audio converters available on the Web, one would expect richer functionality from a paid tool. The program performs high-quality conversions, and includes a built-in audio player, but a higher flexibility in the conversion process (a “multiple-to-many” approach), a longer list of output codecs, and/or some common editing features (to cut, merge, or clip the audio tracks, for instance) would help to justify the current price tag.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Simple and easy-to-use interface.
  • Built-in audio player.
  • Supports batch conversion.
  • Extensive list of supported codecs.
  • Customizable output settings.

Cons

  • No editing functionality.

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