Fre:ac Audio Converter 1.1 Released with Dark Mode Support

April 1, 2020 — Leave a comment

fre:ac audio converter

Fre:ac audio converter 1.1 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

Fre:ac 1.1 is a new major release with tons of new features. Highlights include:

  • Official Linux, Mac OS, and 64-bit Windows binaries.
  • Support for dark mode on Windows and macOS
  • A reworked conversion engine with support for multi-threading and parallel processing
  • An integrated tag editor with support for cover images
  • An extension for simultaneous output to multiple formats
  • Support for new codecs including Opus, Apple Lossless, Monkey’s Audio, WavPack and others
  • Support for DSP filters and lossless file verification
  • Support for multi-channel audio
  • Support for managing multiple configurations
  • Support for writing log files

How to Install Fre:ac 1.1 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, simply search for and install freac snap package (runs in sandbox) via Ubuntu Software:

For Ubuntu 16.04, the official .AppImage is available to download in github releases page:

fre:ac releases

Grab the .appimage, i686 for 32-bit os and x86_64 for 64-bit os, then make it executable via file Properties -> Permissions -> ‘Allow executing file as program’, and finally run it to launch the audio converter.

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