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How to convert between audio formats?

Introduction

We have a great variety of multimedia players. The list of existing audio formats is also quite long and it is obvious that your devices are not designed to support them all: say, some of them are supported by your stationary DVD and some – by your portable device. How to play your recorded audio encoded in a format supported by your portable device using a DVD player and vice versa?

AVS Audio Converter will come in handy to convert between different audio formats – so giving the exact answer to the question above. Follow the steps below and you will see how simple and efficient it is.

Step 1: Download and install AVS Audio Converter

Click here to download it. After the download is finished, run the AVSAudioConverter.exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.

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Step 2: Add audio tracks for conversion

Select one of the 3 available options to load audio into the program.

  • Press Add File to load one or a number of audio tracks located on your computer hard drive into the program. Press the arrow below the Add File button and select Add Folder to add the audio files from a folder to the program or select the Add Files Preserving Folder Structure option to load the audio files from a folder with some subfolders and preserve its structure;

  • Press Grab from CD to grab your personally recorded audio CD inserted in your disc drive and load the grabbed audio tracks for conversion;

  • Press Import from Video to import the audio track(s) of a video file into the program.

How to convert between audio formats? Step 2

In any case, the imported audio will appear in the AVS Audio Converter main window:

How to convert between audio formats? Step 2

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Step 3: Set output audio format

Select output audio format by pressing the corresponding button on the command bar located at the top of the AVS Audio Converter main window:

How to convert between audio formats? Step 3

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Step 4: Configure output format parameters

Select one of the default conversion profiles in the drop-down list of the Profile field. Profile is a pre-made parameter configuration designed to serve a particular purpose (for example, to create a file of a certain quality or a file for playback on a particular device). We recommend using default profiles if you are new to audio conversion.

How to convert between audio formats? Step 4

If none of the default profiles meets your needs, you can adjust output format settings. All audio format parameters available for editing are listed below the Profile field. To set a custom value, select it in the drop-down list of the corresponding parameter field:

How to convert between audio formats? Step 4

Note!Note: some parameters cannot be changed depending on the format selected. Visit Profile Editor Pages of the online help to learn more on how to adjust output format settings.

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Step 5: Modify audio tags (optional)
Note!Tags are built-in text information about an audio file such as track name and number, its author and release date etc. It might be useful to fill out the tag fields because many audio players use tags rather than file names when playing back audio files.

Switch to the Name/Tag Editor tab, then press the Tag Info button to display the audio tags available for editing:

How to convert between audio formats? Step 5

Fill in the tag fields (all fields are optional). Press Apply to Target to save tags to some audio files selected in the conversion list. Press the arrow under the Apply to Target button and select Apply to All Target Files to save the information you entered in the checked audio tag fields to all audio files loaded into the program. Both these options save audio tags to the converted files. Press Apply to Source to save audio tags to original audio file. If you want to save the modified information in the checked tag fields to all original files, press the arrow next to the Apply to Source button and select the Apply to All Source Files option.

Refer to the Modifying Tags chapter of the online help to learn more on how to edit audio tags.

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Step 6: Edit audio tracks (optional)

Switch to the Editor tab, next double-click the audio file you wish to edit. It will be visualized in the area on the right:

How to convert between audio formats? Step 6

Visit the Editing Audio chapter of the online help to learn more on how to edit audio tracks in AVS Audio Converter.

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Step 7: Select output directory

Now specify where your converted file(s) will be saved. To do that click the Browse button to the right of the Output Folder field:

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Step 8: Start the conversion

Finally, click the Convert Now! button and wait till the process is completed. The duration will depend on the number of files you convert, output format settings and your computer capabilities.

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Some time later you will be able to check the converted files in the assigned output folder and transfer them to any supported device.

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Version: 7.3.1.535Size: 40.85 MBPlatforms: Windows 8.1, 8, 7, XP, 2003, Vista
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