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Xrecode II is a tool which allows users to convert almost any media format to their preferred audio format.

Supported input formats are 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.

The program can convert 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.

This isn't a program aimed at novice users. There's no glossy interface, no attempt to hide jargon or advanced options: the opening screen is absolutely crammed with buttons, lists and checkboxes.

But xrecode II isn't particularly difficult, either. At a minimum, all you have to do is drag and drop your source files, choose a destination format, an output folder, and click "Start". The program processes your files in parallel to improve performance, and we found all our test media were converted correctly.

If you'd like to go further, there are reply gain and normalise tools, options to trim silence from the input files, split mp4/ mka files by chapter, merge many files to once (with a CUE sheet), or convert your source files to multiple output formats, as well as extensive command line support.

There's also a built-in metadata editor with cover art support.

Please note, the free/ unregistered version forces you to read a nag screen for a few seconds when it's launched. Registering for $15 will get rid of this forever.

What's new (Changelog):
- FIX: fixed code signing.
- FIX: fixed issue when total_tracks and total_discs metadata items were not cleared.
- FIX: fixed "Out Of memory" exception for certain flac files.

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Xrecode II is a powerful tool with some interesting features, but the awkward interface and lack of documentation makes them tricky to figure out.