AudioCoder 2011 is a MediaCoder-based tool which will quickly convert audio files to the format of your choice.

The program can import sound from all the main video and audio file types. And it can write most of them, too, with support for encoding MP3, Vorbis, AAC, WMA, MP3, AC-3, MusePack, Speex, FLAC, WavPack, APE, ALAC and PCM files.

You're able to customise the output file with a range of settings. Choose to create a few MP3s, say, and you'll get the chance to select the file bitrate (anything from 56 to 320Kbps), encoding mode (CBR, VBR and ABR are supported), sample rate and audio channels (mono, stereo, 4 or 5.1), as well as normalising volume, tweaking gain, and more.

And AudioCoder 2011 also provides a great deal of control over exactly how your chosen file conversions will be run.

If you're in a hurry then you can convert multiple files in parallel, maximising performance as every CPU core gets to work on its own individual tasks.

Or, if you don't want to tie up your entire PC, then you can turn down the program's speed control, reduce its priority perhaps, run it on just a single CPU core, and AudioCoder will run its conversion tasks without grinding everything else to a halt.

Build 5200 brings these changes:

- Updated LAME x86/x64 to 3.99
- Fixed LAME-MT encoding issue
- Updated MPlayer for better decoding capability

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AudioCoder is fast, powerful, and packed with useful audio conversion features