fre:ac is a free and open source audio converter. It supports audio CD ripping and tag editing and converts between various audio formats.
- Supported formats include MP3, MP4/AAC, Opus and FLAC
- Integrated CD ripper, player and tag editor
- Supports playlists, cue sheets and chapters
- Fast, multi-threaded conversion engine
- Ability to convert to multiple formats at once
- Can verify lossless input and output files
- Supports freedb/CDDB queries and submits
- Supports ripping of hidden tracks (HTOA)
- Supports fully automated CD ripping
- Support for using command line codecs
- User interface available in 40+ languages
- Optional command line interface
Pre-built packages for Windows, macOS, Linux and FreeBSD are available at freac.org.
Development packages for the following libraries need to be installed in order to build smooth, BoCA and fre:ac:
- For the smooth Class Library: libbz2, libcurl, libfribidi, libgtk+3.0, libjpeg, libxml2
- For the BoCA component framework: libcdio, libcdio-paranoia, libexpat, libpulse (Linux only), liburiparser
- For fre:ac itself: libudev (Linux only)
When the dependencies are met, run
make followed by
sudo make install for smooth, BoCA and fre:ac respectively.
You should then be able to run fre:ac using
/usr/local/bin/freac and the command line interface using
The official fre:ac homepage: https://www.freac.org/