There are now so many audio formats to choose from, there will undoubtedly come a time when you need to convert between formats. It may be that you have previously ripped a CD into a particular formats so you can play it back on a portable music device, but you then buy a new player which supports different formats. Rather than re-ripping all of your CDs, you can simply use this tool to make the conversion quickly and easily.

Whether you are looking to convert between formats or just re-encode tracks at a different bitrate in order to save space, Helium Audio Converter makes it easy to select the options you want to use. The program supports a good range of lossless as well as lossy formats (AAC, FLAC, M4A, M4B, MP3, MP4, MPC, Ogg Vorbis, Wave, WAVPack, WMA), and you can opt to save converted files in a new location if you find that this helps to make music management easier.

It is unfortunate, but understandable, to find that DRM protected music cannot be converted with the program, so you may well find that you cannot use it to work with any music you have purchased.

Like the other tools in Helium’s arsenal, Audio Converter has broad support for all popular audio formats so you should find that it is able to perform whatever conversion tasks you demand of it. While this is a very useful program, it has been designed with a single purpose in mind, and it probably makes more sense to install the Helium Music Manager to achieve all this and more in one application.

Verdict

Quick and easy to use, Helium Audio Converter makes light work of converting tracks between formats.