AudioConverter Studio was designed to make conversion between MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, APE, FLAC, MPC, WAV, CDA (Audio CD) formats as simple as possible even for inexperienced users. Its wizard guides the user step by step to the desired goal. If the user wants to rip an Audio CD, the program will automatically fetch all information about the album either from CD-Text field, or from the online database CDDB (if CD-Text is not available).
However, this simplicity of use doesn't mean that advanced users have to yawn and blame designers for too much user friendliness. AudioConverter Studio can also work in the classic mode, and that's where different options may become helpful.
You can call Options menu by clicking "File" - "Options".
This will bring up the following window:
Let's see what each option means.
- Delete input files after a successful conversion - deletes source files, if the conversion was successful. If some error has happened during the conversion, source files won't be deleted. You can use this option together with the option to place converted files to the input folder. In such way you can will convert your collection without destroying its structure of folders: old files will be simply replaced with new ones.
- Don't use Recycle Bin - will delete files permanently, without moving them to the Recycle Bin.
- Auto clear output files list after conversion/ripping is done - will clear output area in the classic mode. Can be useful, if you intend to do several conversions during one session.
- Eject the CD when the ripping is done - ejects your CD after a successful ripping.
- Add folders for conversion - you can add folders with subfolders for converting. All audio files found in the folder and its subfolders will be converted.
- Auto save M3U/PLS playlist after conversion - the program can create playlist files for converted files, so that you can easily play them later.
- Show wizard on Startup - as you launch AudioConverter Studio, it starts in the wizard mode.
- Show popup hints - as you point with the mouse cursor to some element of the interface, a popup hint is shown, describing what this element is for.
- Beep on finish - informs the user that the current conversion is finished with a beep.
- Show message after processing files - shows a message after every conversion.
- Auto use CD-Text - when ripping an Audio CD, tries to get information about the album from the CD-Text field (if available).
- Show message if renaming is not available - informs the user that the files he or she tries to convert don't contain any tag information and thus cannot be renamed. This refers to the convert and rename feature.
- Using CDDB - defines how the program uses the online database to get information like title, artist, album etc. about Audio CDs that you rip. Here you can set up proxy server, if needed. As for the CDDB server option, it is recommended to use freedb.freedb.org, but you can choose other possibilities from the dropdown list, if they work quicker on your system.
- MP3/ MP3 VBR encode quality - here you can choose how quickly the program should convert files to MP3.
- Preconverting time - specifies how much of each file should be converted/ripped, if the prelisten conversion mode was selected.
After changing some of the options, click "OK" to confirm your choice and to close the window.