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The Best Freeware MP3 Programs

Fre:ac - excellent freeware converter that converts between major formats

Pazera Free Audio Extractor - converts video files to audio and converts back and forth between major digital audio formats

Exact Audio Copy - highly accurate CD ripper that can be used with an MP3 converter

Featured MP3 Converters

Virtuosa Gold - Everything you need to burn CDs and DVDs, convert files, rip CDs, manage music collections, listen to music and more

Exact Audio Copy - highly accurate CD ripper that can be used with an MP3 converter

Pazera Free Audio Extractor - converts video files to audio and converts back and forth between major digital audio formats

dbPowerAmp Music Converter - rip CDS, convert between many audio files and more

CDex - another great free CD ripper

Fre:ac - excellent freeware converter that converts between major formats

New to MP3 technology? Educate yourself in our extensive MP3 library!

Top 10 MP3 Converters for 2011

  1. Easy CD-DA Extractor - rip CDs, burn CDs and DVDs, and convert audio files

  2. dbPowerAmp Music Converter - rip CDS, convert between many audio files and more

  3. FreeRip - free program to convert CDs to digital audio files

  4. CDex - another great free CD ripper

  5. Power Audio Cutter - convert audio tracks or edit out select parts

  6. Akram Audio Converter - versatile, all-around audio converter

  7. Pazera Free Audio Extractor - converts video files to audio and converts back and forth between major digital audio formats

  8. TuneConvert - converts MP3, AAC, WMA and WAV audio files back and forth

  9. Rip Vinyl - convert records or cassette tapes to MP3 or WAV formats

  10. Fre:ac - excellent freeware converter that converts between major formats

About MP3 Converter (updated April 2011)

MP3 Converter was launched in October of 2000 in the midst of the .mp3 revolution with the goal of organizing as many of the quality MP3 conversion software programs available into 1 location. The site quickly gained a large following and became one of the top destinations for MP3 converter software on the Internet. We included programs for various operating systems including Linux and Mac so virtually everyone visiting the site could see what options were available to them.

We also wanted to help people understand the technical jargon behind conversion language, how MP3 actually worked, and what you could do with MP3 files. We created an MP3 learning library that explained technical terms for those who weren't familiar. We also created guides for the more technically curious on how the .mp3 codec worked and some history behind its development.

The site quickly expanded in an effort to address more conversion needs. CD burners started to become more and more popular so we added a section addressing those and some of the challenges they faced at the time (anyone remember buffer underrun errors?). We also tried to help visitors sort through the various options and point them to what we felt were the best choices to try out.

As time went on, the need for converters slowed as free programs like Real Player, Windows Media, and iTunes started offering conversion ability for free. However, many of these players used proprietary file formats (i.e. .ra, .wma, and .aac) in an effort to capitalize on a lucrative market. The proprietary file formats limited the ability to convert to other formats and also limited users to how they could play their music and what devices they could play them on.

Times Have Changed

Today there are more music file formats than ever. The phenomenal growth of iTunes has popularized .aac (Advanced Audio Codec). However, .mp3 remains the most versatile file format available and doesn't have the same kinds of restrictions as iTunes .aac. There are still many freeware MP3 converters on the market that let you create .mp3 files from CD, load them on your portable music player or thumb drive, play them in your car or wherever you like to go. CD burning isn't as popular as it once was but still of interest to some. DVDs now can hold a vastly larger amount of music files and the ever-expanding nature of portable drives (in music players and thumb drives) have made DVD a diminishing option.

For those looking to digitize old analog music collections, like tapes and records, MP3 software fills a crucial need. It is now easier than ever to covert these old collections to various digital music formats in order to preserve this music literally forever. MP3 is often the format of choice.

Soon MP3-Converter.com will be updating to highlight the most popular programs in use today. As always, we will present the best free and shareware programs available so you can convert your music just the way you like.

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