The user interface of the program is standard. It may seem a bit confusing at first but XRECODE II is actually very easy to navigate through.
You can get started by importing media via the file browser or by using the "drag and drop" method (batch processing is supported).
In the queue you can view various information about the tracks, including their source format, codec, duration, track gain, output file name, and more.
So, you can specify the output destination and format, and initiate the conversion process.
But you can also configure input file settings (e.g. move original files to Recycle Bin, rename originals when replacing source files, enable normalization) and format options (e.g. compression, enable to create CUEs and playlists, bitrate, sample frequency rate, channels).
Furthermore, you can edit file metadata (e.g. track, title, artist, album, comment, genre), preview files in a built-in media player, save and load profiles, grab CDs, and change additional output settings (e.g. set file name tags for CDs, CUEs and playlists).
In addition, you can change the interface language, use keyboard shortcuts, set the tool to highlight files on success, cancel or error, process CUE files only, disable CD autoplay, automatically check for updates, set CPU priority, enable shell integration, and more.
The program uses a moderate amount of system resources and quickly finishes a task. It hasn't popped up any errors during our tests and the sound quality in the output files is very good.
However, there is no help file available (and XRECODE II comes with some pretty advanced features), and you are required to separately install third-party components in order to access all the program's functions. Nevertheless, XRECODE II is a very good application for converting media and we recommend it to all users.
Xrecode II is converter and audio-grabber which allows you to convert from mp3, mp2, wma, aiff, amr, ogg, flac, ape, cue, ac3, wv, mpc, mid, cue ,tta, tak, wav, wav(rf64), dts, m4a, m4b, mp4, ra, rm, aac, avi, mpg, vob, mkv, mka, flv, swf, mov, ofr, wmv, divx, m4v, spx, 3gp, 3g2, m2v, m4v, ts, m2ts, adts, shn, tak, xm, mod, s3m, it, mtm, umx, mlp to m4a, alac, ape, flac, mp3, mp4 (using NeroAAC), ogg, raw, wav, wav(rf64), wma, WavPack, mpc, mp2, Speex, ofr, ac3, aiff, tak, snd, Shorten and Opus formats. Command Line parameters are supported
- Works on XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 32/64 bit versions and under Wine.
- Parallel conversion by utilizing power of multi-core CPUs.
- Support of embedded CUE sheets (for FLAC, WavPack, APE and TAK files).
- Support of mp4, mka chapters (can split mp4, mka by chapters to any supported format).
- Built-in Metadata editor with Cover Art support.
- Has support for LossyWav.
- Supports portable mode.
- Merge input files to one large audio file and create CUE sheet.
- Converting to many formats at once using "Multiple" output mode.
- Grabbing of multi-channel Audio CDs to the desired format at once.
- Informative and resizable UI suited even for netbooks.
- Extracting audio from flv, avi, mov etc. video files (multiple audio streams are supported).
- Can export/import Metadata to/from external file.
- Support for 24/32bit audio files.
- Multilanguage support. Currently program is available in Dutch, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Spanish Traditional, Swedish, Brazilian/Portugal Portuguese, German, Finnish, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish and Chinese (simplified) languages.
- And more.
- FIX: fixed Error 4 while creating a file.
- FIX: fixed issues when /remsilence1 /remsilence2 were not working properly.
- FIX: program will automatically start converting when aax files are added from command line.
Release Date: 2015-07-04
Installer (9.00 MB):
Portable (11.74 MB):