What’s The Difference Between Stereo And Mono [Audio Example]

Stereo And Mono

In games and on movie players you will find the option to change the audio channel between stereo and mono. With Online-Convert.com, you can change this for your video files as well, either on the website or using our API (check out the tutorial). But what does that even mean, stereo and mono? What’s the difference between the two. Can you even hear it?

Read more to find out what distinguishes stereo from mono. We also provide some graphics to understand the differences better and – the best part – an audio track that will actually show you the difference!

 

The Difference Between Stereo And Mono

The main difference between stereo and mono comes with the number of audio channels used in each. Think of sound as an acoustic signal that is send out by a source and transported using a channel. The destination is a speaker, which can be an actual speaker or a pair of headphones.

First, lets have a look at stereo and mono individually. However, for a quick comparison, you can jump to the summary.

 

Stereophonic Sounds

What we know as stereo is technically described as stereophonic sounds. In stereo, several channels are used to transport audio signals to a speaker and thus to a listener’s ears. Typically, stereo uses two channels, but it can use more. In the most common set up, one channel is transported to one speaker and the other channel to another speaker.

Consider the following graphic:


Here you can see the aforementioned usual set up for stereo sounds. There are two different sources that send their individual signal to one speaker each.

Thus, sounds that are transported entirely to the right speaker will appear to come from a listener’s right side. The signal does’t have to be transported to one speaker in it’s entirety though. Sound can be transported proportionally as well. Meaning that a small proportion of the sound can be transported to the right speaker while the rest is sent to the left one, creating a more 3-dimensional hearing experiences. Sounds that are equally transported to both speakers appear to come from the center.

This is all based on the typical set up of two sources of sound that are transported to two speakers. Instances like surround sound, for example, use even more speakers to further design where particular sounds are coming from.

Thus, stereo is used to create an impression of sounds coming from different directions, setting sounds in perspective to one another and the listener. This is especially useful in movies and audio plays to emerge the listener/viewer into the story. It is also used in music. For example, in some songs it might be that the guitar part is send to one speaker, while the bass is send to the other. When listening to music or plays out loud, this is often not very apparent. Headphone-users, however, are often very aware of stereophonic sounds. Removing one ear piece can reveal that a particular instrument or sound is only transported to your left or right ear.

 

Monaural Sounds

In mono, also known as monaural sounds, there is only one source for the audio. While mono sounds can also be transported to different speakers, the signal that is played will still be the same.

This is visualized in the following graphic:


Here, the sound comes from only one sound and even though it is transported to two different speakers, the content of the signal is always the same. When listening to music or other auditory pieces using headphones, you will thus not hear any difference when you remove one of the ear pieces. The whole play with localization of sound thus gets lost in monaural sounds.

 

Summary

Here’s a concise summary of what distinguishes stereophonic from monaural sounds:

Stereo Mono
Sources of Sound 2 or more 1
Number of Speakers 2 or more 1 or more
Sound Localization Yes No

 

Hear The Difference

Now that we talked so much about it, you surely want to hear the difference between stereo and audio. Then go right ahead! Grab a pair of headphones and check out the following audio clips (source):

This sound ambience uses stereophonic sounds. If you lift or remove one of your ear pieces, you will hear that the footsteps are only audible on the right side, while the sounds of a flying bee are only audible on the left.

This one is the example for monaural sounds. No matter which earpiece you remove or lift, you will always hear both the footsteps and the buzzing of a bee.


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NEW Feature: Change Audio Codec

Change Audio Codec

There is more to audio files than just an icon to click on and an audio stream to listen to. When going a bit more in depth when it comes to audio files and audio file conversion, you have surely heard about different audio codecs. It is, among other things, responsible for the compression of audio data and determines which players and other hardware devices can play the file. For example, many media players have a huge list of supported codecs, but offer additional codec patches to be installed if one of your files does not play.

If you have a piece of music or other audio file you can’t play, the codec might be the problem. Hence why we introduced a whole new feature to online-convert.com’s audio converters:

 

Change The Audio Codec Of Your File

If you do not know exactly which codec to use for a file to be playable on your device, a bit of trial and error is needed. You can always check the specifications for any hardware players or the list of codecs supported for media players and music player apps to be sure to find the audio codecs that work best for your purpose.

Not all audio converters provide the possibility to change the respective codec since they are widely supported or contain supported codes already. However, if you choose certain audio converters, you can still choose to change the codec. The following codecs are available for the respective conversions:

M4A Converter

  • alac (default)
  • aac

OGG Converter

  • vorbis (default)
  • speex
  • opus

WMA Converter

  • wma2 (default)
  • wma1

 

Of course there is also the possibility to change the audio codecs of video files. If you can not play a certain video on your smartphone or a movie won’t play on your computer after downloading, this may be one of the reasons. Likewise, it may happen that a video that worked on your computer has no audio when watching it on another device. Changing the audio codec of the video file may solve this issue.

for our video converters, we have the following codecs available, depending on the video file you want to convert to.

  • acc
  • adpcm
  • adpcm_ms
  • amr-nb
  • asao
  • flac
  • mp2
  • mp3
  • opus
  • pcm_s16_be
  • pcm_s16_le
  • pcm_u8
  • speex
  • vorbis
  • wmav1
  • wmav2

 

Impact on file size

As mentioned above, the audio codec is also responsible for the compression of an audio file. Thus, we have conducted an example to show you how choosing a different audio codec may impact the file size of your audio file.

For the test, we converted a FLAC file with a size of 2.54 MB. Let’s have a look what converting it to M4A, OGG and WMA did to the file size, respectively:

to M4A

  • alac = 2.55 MB
  • aac = 595 KB

to OGG

  • vorbis = 488 KB
  • speex = 141 KB
  • opus = 467 KB

to WMA

  • wma2 = 622 KB
  • wma1 = 622 KB

 

These examples show that converting using an audio codec different than alac (which roughly retained the file size of the original audio file), significantly reduces the size of the resulting audio file.


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5 Reason Why To Convert Video To MP3

One of the many advantages of Online-Convert.com is conversion across different file categories. There is more than just converting images or document from one format to the other!

That way, you have so many more possibilities. You can easily turn a video into an animated GIF or a presentation into a video. You can even extract text from a picture. For a more complete list, you can check this article about what’s possible with cross-conversion. In this article, however, we want to focus on one very particular cross-category conversion and why you need it:

 

From Video to Audio

Converting a video file like MP4, WEBM or MOV to audio is only one of the more special conversions possible on Online-Convert.com . But why would you want to convert a movie or video clip to MP3, OGG or AIFF even? The following 5 reasons might give you an idea about that.

 

1. Gather Sound Effects

Are you a passionate music mixer or you like to create videos using different (funny) sound effects? Then there is an easy way to get some. The background atmosphere of a busy city, birds chirping, a dog barking, someone laughing… Movies and video clips are filled with such ambient noise and sound effects you can extract my converting the video to audio. Simply

 

2. Extract Famous Movie Quotes

Movies are a big part of pop culture. The characters we see on screen have the potential to become icons for style and a whole generation. As do the things they say. Quotes from classic movies have been incorporated into songs ever since and now you can do so too! Or are you preparing a quiz about movie quotes? Do not simply read them but let them play to your audience without any visual clues to give away the answer beforehand!

 

3. Video Creation

When learning how to create and edit videos, many people turn to fan-made creations. There are plenty that can be found on YouTube that consist of different video clips, music and quotes or news reports cut and mixed together.

If you want to try and dabble in this field as well, you need to gather all the necessary clips you need form different movies. And, of course, you have to collect your audio parts as well. Instead of playing the clip with the quote, saying or scene you want the audio only, convert it to MP3 and place it into your video without the video content of the original source.

 

4. Create Your Own Audio Book

This is not only a great idea for children! Of course, cartoons are perfect for this kind of conversion, but many stories that do not need much explaining can easily be converted into an audio book or audio drama. Maybe you can even find videos of people reading a part of their own book or a short story! Convert them and listen to them on your way to and from work, on a longer drive or on your phone.

 

5. Extract Music From Videos

Sometimes it is incredibly difficult to get your hands on a certain piece of movie score or song that was played in a very specific version during the movie. But there is a way how to listen to it nonetheless without having to watch the movie again. Likewise, you can extract music from a music video of your favorite band that you can not find on iTunes or Spotify. Remixes, special versions or covers of popular songs are often difficult to come by, but by converting the clip you heard it in to MP3, for example, you can listen to it whenever you want.


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Why Free Online Conversion Is So Important

Free Online File Conversion Made EasyBillions upon billions of files are shared throughout the world via the web everyday. Not too long ago though, many of the files shared with others were problematic. They were either troublesome for the recipient or the sender. In most cases, for both. The reason for some of these problems were due to the types of files that were being sent or shared. Some files were either too big, or in the wrong format. This is why in today’s world, free online conversion is so important.

 

For years, people had to contend with music, image or video files that were too big and took up too much space. These types of files also took a long time to download or upload as well. Worse of all, a lot of the files were in formats that some systems of devices did not recognize. That would make the files obsolete since they could not be viewed or used at all.

 

Ever wonder Why The Web Has So Many Different Image Formats?

 

Expensive File Converting Programs

 

Along the way, numerous companies began to take advantage of this chaotic file madness. They began selling really expensive file conversion software. Many companies and individual users had no other choice but to buy these file converting programs. Soon after, some websites began offering online conversion to people, but at a price. Those that wanted to convert their files to another format had to download and install programs on their computers from these sites. While some of the software was helpful, a vast majority of these programs were full of bloatware, adware, trojans, virus and even malware.

 

Free Online Conversion

 

One of the best things that finally came out of the entire need for file converting was free online conversion. These are legitimate sites that do not require you to download or install any software in order to convert your image, music, or video files. One the best online conversion sites available today is Online Convert. Here at Online Convert, you can convert just about any file you need to hundreds of other formats.

 

You may also want to check out More Than Conversion – More Online-Convert.com Functions
 
We have audio, video, document, image, eBook, mobile and hash converting tools that you can use for free. That means if you are looking for an online converter for MP3, MP4 or any other type of audio file, we have it.  The same goes for images which you may want to change from GIF to BMP or from PNG to JPG or TIFF. For your archive converting needs, we also offer conversion to TAR.BZ2, TAR.GZ, 7Z and ZIP. Best of all, our free online conversion tool is simple, quick and easy to use. You can access any of our awesome free online converter tools right here.


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What’s The Difference Between Baud Rate And Bitrate?

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When talking about video and audio conversion, we have oftentimes stumbled across the mention of bitrate. It plays a big role in the quality of audio or video files and the compression of both respectively.

Does Bit Rate Matter? Test Yourself With These Audio Samples!

However, when you try to read up on different rates, you may have also stumbled upon a similar term: baud rate.

 

In order for you not to confuse these two, lets have a look at the differences between baud rate and bitrate.

 

The Difference Between Baud Rate And Bitrate

Formerly, both terms had actually been used interchangeably. At that time, data transmitted was measured both in symbols and bits where one symbol could only contain one bit. Nowadays, however, there has to be a distinction made between the two since symbols can contain more than one bit.

In short, using the terms from above, bitrate and baud rate can be differentiated as such:

  • Bitrate: measures number of transmitted bits
  • Baud rate: measures number of transmitted symbols

 

Hence, while bitrate and baud rate could be used interchangeably in the past due to their same size, they can differ in size by now. The bitrate, depending on the number of bits contained in a symbol, can thus be higher than the baud rate.

 

Another factor that differentiates those two is the limitations. Both are limited by the bandwidth available for the transmission. This maximal bandwidth depends on the media being used. However, since the bitrate can surpass the baud rate, it can still be higher than the maximal baud rate for the available bandwidth. The bit rate can thus be increased without having to increase either baud rate or bandwidth.

 

Summary

Function Unit Size
Bitrate measures number of bits transmitted per second bit(s) can be higher than baud rate and bandwidth
Baud rate measures the number of symbols transmitted per second symbol(s) containing one or more bits is limited by bandwidth

Top Audio Formats And Which One To Use

Top Audio Formats And Which One To Use
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When people wonder about audio formats, the majority of them think of MP3. However, there are many other types of audio formats out there, not just MP3. Audio file formats such as FLAC, WMA, AAC, OGG, OPUS and WMA are just some of the many others available. Still, with such a long list, which one is right for you? Which one should you choose or ignore altogether? This article goes over the top audio formats and which one may be your best choice.

Before you decide or start to consider an audio format file, the following needs to be taken into consideration. For one, audio formats are separated by 3 major categories. Understanding which category is best for you, will make it a lot easier to pick one. Narrowing down a particular category of audio formats, can also point you in which one is better suited for your particular needs.

 

The Lossless Audio Formats

 

In audio files, there are two types of audio qualities to remember. One is lossless and the other one is lossy. Lossy music files are compressed in order to save space. However, they tend to have a slightly less quality variation than others. Lossless on the other hand, will keep all of the music audio quality intact coming from the original source such as CD’s. The list of lossless audio file formats include FLAC, ALAC, WAV and AIFF.

One of the drawbacks from choosing lossless over lossy is size. In most cases, lossless files can be about 2 times to almost 5 times bigger than lossy. For people who have thousands of audio files and limited space, that can make a difference in the long run.

 

Perhaps you may also want to read Which Audio File Format Should I Use?

 

Uncompressed Audio File Formats

 

The uncompressed audio file formats are able to capture and convert real sound waves to digital format. There is no other processing action needed. The end result of using this format is that they offer the most precise and dead-on renditions. However, they do end up taking a bigger amount of space when compared to other formats. They range in about 34 MB per minute for a simple 24-bit 96 KHZ stereo audio file.

In this category of audio file formats, there is PCM, WAV and AIFF. The first, PCM, is considered to be the most common in audio formats used as it pertains to DVD’s and CD’s. WAV formats were developed by Microsoft and are a Windows container for audio formats. Still, Mac systems can still open WAV files without any problems as well. AIFF was developed by Apple for its Mac systems around 1988. Just like WAV files, AIFF can also be opened by Windows systems without any issues too.

 

The Lossy Compressed Audio Formats

 

If there was ever an audio file format which changed the way music is shared all over the world, it is the lossy compressed audio formats. Users will sacrifice a bit of audio quality when choosing these types of formats though. However, the truth is that in most cases, the differences are often not even discernible or that noticeable. The list of lossy audio file formats include the widely used MP3, MP4, AAC, OGG and WMA.

Before the lossy formats came along, users had a real hard time saving and sharing audio files. The size of a song taken from a CD, used to be too large to be able to uploaded, sent and shared on the web. Luckily, file compression allowed for audio files to be saved and shared more easily, smaller and faster. There are some drawbacks which can result from compressing a file too many times though. This includes hearing artifacts in the background as well as other discrepancies becoming more noticeable. Nonetheless, that only happens when the same file continues to be compressed over and over again.

 

Which Audio Format Is For You?

 

Now that you know all about the most common audio file formats, the only question is which one is right for you. Deciding which format you should use can depend on what it is you want to do with the files. It also depends on what you are planning to use the files for and how much space you have available.

For those looking to save space, then the lossy formats are a great choice. The people who fall in this category are those who don’t mind music quality as much. If you are okay with less than perfect, then lossy can work for you. The reality is that most people are not really able to tell the difference between lossless and lossy compressed files in most cases. This is also a great choice for those looking to send and share files with others easier and quicker.

 

Don’t miss reading Popular Lossy Format Options For Audio Files

 

People who want to capture and edit audio in raw form, using an uncompressed format is the best choice for them. This form of audio format allows them to work with the purest audio quality available. Once they are finished, they can then export their files to a compressed format.

If you want a choice between the two latter mentioned above, then you can go with FLAC audio formats. These tend to offer a better alternative than MP3 files. While it is still a lossless audio compression, the sound quality can be much better. You should keep in mind that these audio formats do require more storage space though.

No matter which format you end up choosing, keep in mind that you can convert any of them at Online Convert for free. For those that have a certain kind of audio file and want to change it to another format, then use our free conversion tool. It is simple to use, fast and free.

File Conversion Made Easy

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There are countless different kinds and types of files out there which is why file conversion made easy is so important. Whether they are audio, video, document, image or mobile files, the list is very long. In addition to so many kinds of files available, there are also a vast amount of formats.

The variation of audio formats alone are AAC, AIFF, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4. OGG, APUS, WAV and WMA. These are some of the most widely used and popular formats out there. The same goes for video, image, e-books and others. Dealing with all of these different file formats can be a problem for users.

 

 

 

 

 

File Conversion Problems

 

One of the challenges which many users face is being able to use certain kind of files. Depending on your computer or electronic device, the format of an audio, video or image file changes. There are certain formats which work very well with one kind of operating system. However, other formats don’t work as well or at all. This can be applied to video formats or images editing programs or software you may have. In a day and age where millions spend long periods of time on social media, the consequences are huge. If you want to send a file to a friend or share it with someone, you have to consider a few things first. For one, just because it opens up on your system, phone or device, it doesn’t mean it will work on theirs. Second, most social media sites have a file size limit on what you can send.

 

Check out How MP3 Files And Compression Works

 


Free File Conversion Tool

 

On the other hand, it could be you that has received a file in a format which your device or program doesn’t recognize. Yet you should wait before you go ahead and delete the file. Luckily, with the Free online file converter available here on Online Convert, all those problems are gone. No matter whether you have a video, audio, image or any other kind of file, our tool can convert it for you. All you have to do is choose the type of file – video, audio, image, hash, e-book and so on – and then choose the format. After selecting the format to which you want to convert the current file, hit the upload button. Before long, your file will be converted for you. Best of all, it is all done quick, easy and for free.

 

In a world with so many different kind of file formats, Online Convert is here to make things easy for you.

Tips On How To Avoid Vishing Attacks

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Have you ever heard of vishing? Do you know what they are and how much of a threat they posed to you? Chances are that you have probably been a victim of it and have not even realized it. These tips on how to avoid vishing attacks can help you find out what you need to know. Vishing, also called voice or VoIP phishing, is a new way for hackers or scammers to try and trick you. It is a tactic used electronically where individuals try to deceive you into revealing your personal or financial information to them. Although similar to phishing, it doesn’t always happen over the Internet. In most cases, it is done by scammers using voice technology.

 

How Vishing Is Done

 

Vishing attacks can be carried out in several different ways. In many cases, hackers or scammers use cellular telephones, voice mail, landlines or VoiP (voice over IP.) One of the tactics vishers use to try and trick you is by posing as someone else. One of the most exploited approaches is by pretending to be IRS agents. In fact, there were a record 898,000 people who reported being contacted by scammers pretending to be IRS agents or officials in the past year. By impersonating IRS officials, they try to trick victims into releasing personal information such as social security numbers, date of birth and other pertinent info. The maneuver has been so successful for vishers that out of 5,000 victims, they stole over $26.7 million from them.  

 

You may also be interested in 11 Tips On Identifying Spam, Spoofing And Phishing Emails

 

Vishing Tactics To Watch Out For

 

One of the strategies vishers use is threatening people with license revocation, police arrest, deportation and other methods. Vishers use fear and strong arm tactics to get your attention. They can do this maneuver by either calling, sending you a text or leaving a voicemail. When the latter two are done, they usually include links or numbers for you to call. The messages will contain urgent language so you can act right away. Furthermore, they will warn you about your accounts or money being in danger. Using this approach will lead you to act quickly with them over the phone. The scammers gain a lot of information from victims using social media sites, searches and numerous other ways. Keep in mind that most of these scammers are very persuasive. They are really good at making sales pitch which often sound too good to pass. In addition, they use technology that allows them to alter their phone numbers and caller ID’s. That tactic is called spoofing since they can easily disguise their true origin of the call, phone number and name. In a lot of cases, the vishers are not even located in the USA.

 

How To Avoid Being A Vishing Victim

 

There are several ways to protect yourself and avoid becoming a vishing victim. First of all, never divulge or share any sensitive information over the phone. This includes details about your credit cards, banking info or social security, etc. Keep in mind that banks will never ask you for your personal pin, passwords or other info. If you receive a text or voicemail which you are unsure of, be careful. They know most people will usually listen and respond to them. However, if you do ever receive a suspicious text or VM you are weary of, don’t answer it. Instead, be sure to check with your bank either through official websites, numbers found on credit cards or statements.

 

Other Tips To Consider

 

Other tips to consider are keeping an eye on all of your account statements each month. Be on the lookout for suspicious transactions. By doing this, you can act quickly and stop any more illegal activity from taking place using your information. Another tip to follow is making sure phone, mobile and landline are registered with the bank you use. Include your email as well. That will allow them to send you instant alerts when any suspicious transactions take place.

 

You should also read Is Your Cell Phone Listening To Your Conversations?

 

Be sure to also register your number with the donotcall.gov registry. This will keep your phone number off most National Do Not Call lists. One of the ways this helps you is that the majority of legitimate telemarketers will not break these rules. They follow the Do Not Call registry laws which means suspicious calls won’t likely be from them. Just in case, you can file a complaint with them on the website as well. If you think you have been contacted by a visher, visit ftc.gov right away to report them.

 

How MP3 Files And Compression Works

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If there is one file format which is universally recognized or widely used more than any other, it is MP3. Of course JPG is also very popular worldwide as well. Still, as far as audio files are concerned, MP3’s are the way to go. The fact is that the mp3 format has changed the music industry altogether in many ways. Combined with the internet, mp3 files allow people all over the world to share them. But just how do mp3 files and compression work?

 

All About MP3’s

 

Before we delve into how mp3 files and compression works, we must first explain what an mp3 file is. Before the mp3 file format came along, there were only a few options for listening to music or sharing it. Most of us got our music from radio stations, records, cassette tapes and so on. As far as being able to share music though, CD’s were the way it was mostly done. For the most part, everyone had to listen, rip and share music via the compact disc (CD) format. The problem with CD’s though, is that one of them stores about 10 million bytes (megabytes) of data. That is per minute on a the compact disc. This means  that a 3-minute song from a CD, would require an astounding 30 megabytes of data. When it comes to file size, it is huge and explains how mp3’s changed that for the better. Since mp3’s can compress a song and still retain more than half of the CD quality, the differences are huge. That same 30-megabyte 3-minute file, is reduced to a mere 3 megabytes in an mp3 format. So in essence, an mp3 is just a large file compressed into a very smaller one. This enables digital transmission and storage.

 

Don’t miss reading about The Differences Between Lossless And Lossy Compression

 

The Compression Process

 

MP3 file compression allowed users all over the world to more easily obtain and share music easier and faster. A 3-minute CD song that would have normally taken a person at least 2 hours to download before, can now be done in seconds due to compression and mp3 files. That stat is based on 56k dial-up modem of course. Still, a CD-quality song can now be compressed by a factor of 10 to 14 because of an mp3 file. This means that a song of about 32-megabytes on a CD, is compressed to only 3 MB in mp3 format. Of course, depending on the format compression you use, will largely determine exactly how much song quality is lost. Nevertheless, it is quite clear that without mp3 files, downloading, uploading and sharing songs would be completely different. Perhaps, in many places of the world, even impossible due to lack of high internet speeds.

 

Not All MP3’s Are Created Equal

 

Since mp3 uses algorithms that remove certain details to compress the files, the sound quality may not always be great. The fact is that not all mp3’s are created (or compressed) equally. Some people, in an attempt to make the files as small as possible lose a lot of the original sound quality. This is called the lossy format. However, there are now many programs, software and websites which allow you to change and convert the format of your files better than before. Our Convert audio to MP3 here at Online Convert, is a prime example. In this page, you can easily upload or enter the URL of any file you want to convert to an mp3 format. In addition, you also have many options to change such as audio bitrate and sampling rate. Best of all, you can do it for free and in a few simple steps.

 

You may also want to read How To Find The Best Audio Conversion Tool

 

Clearly, the mp3 file format is one of the best things to happen to music lovers, artists and the entire music industry. Any invention which make things easier and better for all of us to use and enjoy, are always a good thing.

How To Find The Best Audio Conversion Tool

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There are several reasons of why you might need a good audio converter. Extracting audio from a video or turning a written text into audio are just two examples. Oftentimes, it’s simply because you have your music stored in a file format that your playing device or software does not recognize.

In these cases, you need a trusty audio converter that makes you you are getting exactly the file you need!

There are several programs you can download to your computer to convert audio files, as well as some few online services that offer audio conversion as well. To find the best one for your needs, we have gathered what you should take into consideration when choosing your methods and service of choice.

 

Find The Best Audio Converter For Your Purpose

The following questions should be taken into consideration before you install anything on your computer or before you take the time to add an app to your phone for a simple audio file conversion.

Many conversion programs, services and apps offer relatively similar features and mechanics. This means that the perfect one for you is out there as well! In order to find it, check each program and tool for its features and how they can meet your needs.

 

What audio files are supported?

There are many different audio formats out there. They all come with different specifications and serve different purposes. If you want to find out which format would be the best one for you, check out our blog post about which audio format to use.

Not all audio formats are supported by all audio converters. If you have an exotic file that is lesser known or common, it might be that some programs are not able to convert it. Likewise, you have to check what formats your file can be converted to. Some software only allow conversion to MP3. This is, of course, of no use when you need a lossless format like FLAC.

 

How efficient is the audio converter?

Most of the time, it’s not easy to say if something is efficient before you actually tried it. Yet, of course you want the best and most efficient tool for yourself. But do you want to go through several programs before you find it? Surely not. Thankfully, there are some clues to look for.

It’s safe to assume that the best developed and thus possibly also most efficient tool comes with many and unique features. An app or software program that can be used for a number of purposes instead of one is in the most cases more reliable and thus more competent.

 

How easy is the tool to use?

If you need a couple of audio files converted, you don’t want to spend hours on trying to find out how the program works, right? Of course you don’t. And why should you.

It’s normal that programs that offer more functions than just a simple conversion take a bit longer to understand, yet the simplicity of usage should be taken into consideration as well if you are choosing an audio converter program. Choose a program with clear instructions and an easy-to-follow workflow.

 

Any special system requirements?

An audio conversion program can be as good as it wants to be, if you are not able to use it on your device of choice, it’s worth nothing. Thus, the system requirements of the software is important.

Many program downloads are offered as versions for both Windows and Apple Mac. Likewise, you can find compatible audio converters in the app stores for Android and iOS. Yet, that’s not where it ends. Make sure to check thoroughly what the program you are about to download needs to run smoothly on your device. Otherwise, you lose a lot time and nerves on downloading, installing, de-installing and searching anew.

 

How much does an audio conversion cost me?

Of course, the price of a program is something many of us have an eye on. It’s normal that paid programs offer more than free downloads can. Value comes with a price. However, it is your decision if you need a professional tool with additional and maybe even exclusive features… Or if a simple converter is enough for you.

 

Why Online-Convert.com Is The Perfect Choice

Now that you read through the considerations above, have a look at why online-convert.com provides the perfect audio conversion tool for you:

Format support: All well-known and many lesser known file formats are supported. This means you can convert almost all audio files to the most used ones: AAC, AIFF, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, OPUS, WAV and WMA. If you want to check whether you can convert your file, check out the online-convert.com search.

Efficiency: A high number of users speaks for itself, however the optional settings you get in addition to a simple audio conversion may be even more convincing. Online-convert.com allows you to change different settings in your conversion. Furthermore, different conversions for images, videos, documents and more are also available. Thus, online-convert.com can offer a feature that sets it apart from other conversion tools: cross conversion, where you can convert files across different file types as well! Read more about cross conversion here.

Simplicity: You will take some time until you find a tool that is easier to handle. All you have to do is choose the output format, upload your file and click on convert. Yes, that’s it!

System requirements: The convenient thing about online-convert.com is that you don’t need to download or install anything. This means that it doesn’t matter whether you are using it from a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone. All you need is a stable internet connection to use the audio converter. This is as easy as it gets.

Price: How much does an audio conversion cost? Nothing – as long as your file is under 100 MB. You can use online-convert.com completely for free for smaller files. For a little fee, you can convert bigger files as well, yet the free service already provides you the possibility to test if the service is what you are looking for. You don’t have to pay before you couldn’t convince yourself about the worth of the service.