Recently I was searching for a software which can convert my MP3 audio file to a WMA format and it was then I noticed this Switch Sound File converter which can convert the sound files to any desired audio format. This software is also capable of extracting the audio from any video files and converting them into a specified audio format.
You can also convert multiple audio files and video files at a time using Switch sound file converter and the conversion process is also fast and quick. There are also options available for you to audio from DVD video files and audio CD. Let’s discuss in detail about various pros and cons of this switch audio converter.
How easy it is to install Switch sound file converter?
The installation of Switch sound file converter is a very simple and a single step process. You just need to click the downloaded file and then accept their terms and conditions and you are all set to use the software.
Important features that Switch sound file converter offers
The Switch sound file converter offers a good number of features which makes the sound conversion process a simple and an effective one. It also comes with features which cannot be found in other similar sound conversion software.
Switch audio converter offers over 40 different audio formats into which you can convert your input audio file ( wav, mp3, wma, m4a, ogg, avi, mid, flac, mov, amr, aac, au, aif, raw, dvf, vox, cda, gsm, dss, wmv and more).
Another notable feature is that it allows you to extract the audio from various DVDs and video files. Some of the supported video formats are MP4, AVI, FLV etc.
The play option allows you to listen to the sound file before conversion.
Switch sound file converter allows you to convert multiple audio files at a time. It also enables the user to convert audio files of multiple formats into a single output format at a time.
It provides the user with options to change the features of output file format. Watch this video below for the demo
Is the user interface of Switch sound file converter is as easy as the installation?
The user interface of Switch audio converter is so simple and easy to use that even a non techie person can get accustomed to it without much difficulty. All the features and options of the software are clear and can be accessed in an easy way.
You can add the input audio file or video file by clicking the Add files button. There are four add options you can see when you click the add file arrow button.
Add audio files and video files allow you to add the audio and video files which you want to convert. Add video file from DVD allows you to add the DVD video available in the DVD drive. Add folder allows you to add a music folder that consists of various audio files that you want to convert.
The remove button enables the user to remove a particular audio file or the entire input files that was added by you.
You can listen to the audio files prior to converting them by clicking on the play button.
By clicking on the options button, you can access the various settings of the software which you can change to your needs. The below screenshot provides you with different option on what to be done if the destination folder already contains the audio file while converting.
After adding the audio files which you want to convert, choose the destination folder where you want the converted audio file to be saved. If you have selected the ‘Output to same folder as the source files’ check box in the bottom right side, then there is no need to choose the destination folder as the files will be saved in the input folder itself.
‘Copy folder structure of source files’ option allows you to save the output file by creating a folder in the destination path that you have choose earlier. You need to provide a sample folder whose property will be used to create the output folder.
Then choose the output format into which you want to convert the input audio file by clicking on the output format drop down box.
By clicking the options button present next to the output format drop down box, you can change the features of the output audio format.
Once everything is done, you can now start the conversion process by clicking on the Convert button. The conversion process is so fast and quick in such a way that a 50 MB file was converted in a matter of 5 to 8 seconds.
Once the conversion is completed, a dialogue window prompts out which states that conversion is completed and has an option for opening the output folder in which the output file is saved.
Share button allows you to share about Switch sound file converter in social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc.
The suite button opens a separate window where you will be finding a complete set of software from NCH, the developer of various software including switch sound file converter.
The help button will take you to the various support option available with NCH. There is a complete user guide which helps you in resolving any issues you face with the software. If you want to speak to a technical support person, then you need to buy the full version of the software.
What the users have to say about Switch sound file converter?
Almost all the reviews on Switch sound file converter that I came across in the internet were positive and I was not able to find a single negative review about the software.
Most of the reviews have even mentioned that it is the best audio file converter available in the market. When I went through the comments of the user who had used it before, I found a lot of positive comments and only a very few users have expressed some disinterest in using the software.
Most of the users have admitted that they were not able to find any cons with the software and they are completely satisfied using it. Some of the complaints that I observed were related to the trial version of the software which I will discuss next.
What are the limitations in the trial version of the software?
The number of output audio format available in the trial version is less when compared to the full version of the software. Another major limitation that comes with the trial version of the Switch audio converter is it allows you to convert a maximum of only 5 audio files at a time. So if you want to convert more than 5 audio files at once, then you need to buy their full version.
Apart from these two there are no other limitations associated with the software and you can continue using them as long as you wish.
How much does Switch sound file converter costs?
The price of Switch sound file converter is $40 (Commercial license) and $ 35 (Home use only) which seems to be little bit high compared to other products like Xilisoft audio converter and Stellar audio converter which are priced at $30 and $25 respectively, but no matter as the performance it offers is worth the price.
There is also a discount of 30% available if you buy Switch sound file converter from their official website. So you can get it only for $ 30 and $ 25. Please note that this offer may expires anytime and so grab the opportunity if you wish to buy a licensed version.
Switch sound file converter offers a 30 day money back guarantee. So within 30 days if you are not satisfied with the performance or working of the software, you can return it and you will be getting a full refund.
They also claim to provide bulk discount if you are going to purchase more than 5 NCH software products. Some of the other software from NCH are video converter, audio editor, video editor etc.
Verdict & Conclusion:
Switch sound file converter has everything that a good audio converter must have. By offering a simple and a friendly user interface, it helps the user in performing the intended task effectively without any difficulty. Thus Switch sound file converter with its top class performance and good number of features seems to be a good audio file converter software for both normal and advanced user.