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Resources
Documentation for your AVS4YOU software is available in a variety of formats:
In-product (.chm-file) and Online Help
To reduce the size of the downloaded software installation files the in-product help was excluded from the installation although
you can always download it from our web-site for your convenience. Please, visit AVS4YOU web-site at
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install into the AVS4YOU programs folder. After that you will be able to use it through the Help menu of the installed AVS4YOU
software.
Online Help include all the content from the In-product help file and updates and links to additional instructional content
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PDF Documentation
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User Guides
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Overview
AVS Audio Converter is a software application designed for converting audio files from one format to another according to
your wish and saving them to your hard drive. The following audio formats are available for conversion: MP3, MP2, MP+, Ogg
Vorbis, AAC, M4A, AMR, WMA, WAV, ADPCM, FLAC. The newly updated ribbon-based interface of the AVS Audio
Converter program ensures its easy handling.
Using AVS Audio Converter
you can quickly and easily perform the following tasks:
load audio tracks located on your HDD, grab an audio CD or import the audio track of a video file into the program and
convert it to any of the available formats;
specify frequency, number of channels, bitrate and other parameters of your output files before converting;
add and modify audio tags before conversion, use the tag information to rename your audio files;
use the basic editing features essential for audio track enhancement;
create and edit audio books in MP3 and M4B formats.
split your audio by markers or merge several audio tracks into a single file;
To start AVS Audio Converter go to Start menu and follow All Programs -> AVS4YOU -> Audio -> AVS Audio
Converter.
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Main Window
The AVS Audio Converter main window may be divided into the following parts:
Application Button - a button that gets you to a special menu containing all available operations with files;
Quick Access Toolbar - a customizable tool allowing you to get quick access to the most frequently used functions of the
software;
Ribbon Command Bar - a command bar located at the top of the AVS Auido Converter main window. Comprises the
following tabs: Convert, Name/Tag Editor, Editor, Audio Book, Help;
Input Audio Area - an area where you will be able to load the audio files you wish to convert and playback them;
Output Audio Area - an area where you will be able to set the location for the resulting audio files and start the conversion
process;
Edit Area - an area where you will be able to adjust output audio settings, edit audio tracks and modify tag
information.
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Application Button
The Application button located in the top left corner of the AVS Audio Converter Main Window is a part of the
program interface that gets you to a special menu containing available operations with files (corresponds more or
less to the File section of the classic menu).
Left-clicking this button will display the following menu:
Button/Field
Description
Adds files located on your HDD to the Input Audio Area of the program.
Add File(s)
Grabs audio tracks from a CD inserted into your disc drive and adds them to the Input Audio Area.
Grab from CD
Loads the audio track of the specified video file into the Input Audio Area of the program.
Import from Video
Removes the selected track in the Input Audio Area from the conversion list.
Remove
Recent
Documents
Contains the list of five most recently loaded files.
Closes the program.
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Quick Access Toolbar
The Quick Access Toolbar located in the top left corner of the AVS Audio Converter Main
Window is a customizable tool allowing you to get quick access to the most frequently used
functions of the software.
Left-clicking the arrow
to the right of the toolbar will display the
Customize Quick Access Toolbar menu (see the image to the left).
Tick/untick the Customize Quick Access Toolbar menu elements to show/
hide them on the toolbar.
Adding/Removing Elements from the Toolbar
You can add/remove elements from the Quick Access toolbar. To add an element to the toolbar, right-click the desired
command button on the ribbon command bar and select Add to Quick Access Toolbar:
To remove an element from the Quick Access toolbar right-click it and select Remove from Quick Access Toolbar:
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Ribbon Command Bar
The Ribbon Command Bar located at the top of the Main Window offers a better visibility of the software functional
capabilities which is achieved through sets of intuitive command buttons. Related command buttons are organized in groups.
Related groups are organized in tabs. The Ribbon Command Bar comprises the following tabs:
Convert Tab
This tab includes buttons that allow you to load audio files into the program and select the output file format.
Name/Tag Editor Tab
On this tab you can find buttons to apply the tag information and rename the files loaded into the program.
Editor Tab
Here you can perform various editing operations: cut, copy, paste, delete some unwanted parts, split your audio by set
markers and apply some audio effects.
Audio Book Tab
This tab includes buttons that allow you to load audio files to create an audio book, select the output file format and add
an image to use it as a cover.
Help Tab
Using this tab you can open AVS Audio Converter help file, read information about the program, register and activate
it as well as download additional file formats packs for proper work with Real Media and Midi formats.
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Convert Tab
The Convert tab includes Files and Formats groups. For information on the Convert tab button functions please refer to the
table below.
Group
Command
Description
Add File(s)
Adds files located on your HDD to the Input Audio Area of the program. Clicking the arrow
below this button will additionally display two options: Add Files from Folder and Add Files
Preserving Folder Structure.
Grab from CD
Grabs audio tracks from a CD inserted into your disc drive and adds them to Input Audio
Area.
Files
Import from
Video
Remove
Loads the audio track of the specified video file into the Input Audio Area of the program.
Removes the selected track in the Input Audio Area from the conversion list. Clicking the
arrow below this button will additionally display two options: Remove All and Remove
Invalid Files.
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Sets MP3 as an output format. Clicking the arrow below will display the list of MP3 Profiles.
MP3
WAV
Sets WAV as an output format. Clicking the arrow below will display the list of WAV Profiles.
Sets M4A as an output format. Clicking the arrow below will display the list of M4A Profiles.
M4A
Sets FLAC as an output format. Clicking the arrow below will display the list of FLAC Profiles.
FLAC
Sets WMA as an output format. Clicking the arrow below will display the list of WMA Profiles.
Formats
WMA
Sets AAC as an output format. Clicking the arrow below will display the list of AAC Profiles.
AAC
Sets OGG as an output format. Clicking the arrow below will display the list of OGG Profiles.
OGG
Sets MP2 as an output format. Clicking the arrow below will display the list of MP2 Profiles.
MP2
Sets AMR as an output format. Clicking the arrow below will display the list of AMR Profiles.
AMR
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Name/Tag Editor Tab
The Name/Tag Editor tab includes Files, Info, Tags and Renaming groups. For information on the Audio Tag Editor tab
command button functions please refer to the table below.
Group
Command
Description
Add File(s)
Adds files located on your HDD to the Input Audio Area of the program. Clicking the arrow
below this button will additionally display two options: Add Files from Folder and Add
Files Preserving Folder Structure.
Grab from
CD
Grabs audio tracks from a CD inserted into your disc drive and adds them to Input Audio
Area.
Files
Import from
Video
Remove
Loads the audio track of the specified video file into the Input Audio Area of the program.
Removes the selected track in the Input Audio Area from the conversion list. Clicking the
arrow below this button will additionally display two options: Remove All and Remove
Invalid Files.
Displays selected audio file properties such as file location, size etc.
Info
Main Info
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Displays available tag information for the selected audio track and allows to modify it.
Tag Info
Tags
Apply to
Target
Applies the changes made in the checked tag information fields to the selected resulting file.
Clicking the arrow next to this button will additionally display the Apply to All Target Files
option. Use it to apply the changes made in the checked tag information fields to all resulting
files.
Apply to
Source
Saves the information you entered in audio tag fields to the source audio file. Clicking the
arrow next to this button will additionally display the Save to All Source Files option. Use it
to apply the information you entered in the checked audio tag fields to all source audio files in
the conversion list.
Reset
Restores default information in all tag information fields. Clicking the arrow next to this button
will additionally display the Reset All option. Use it to restore default tag information of all
audio files in the conversion list.
Clear
Clears all the checked tag information fields. Clicking the arrow next to this button will
additionally display the Clear All option. Use it to clear the checked tag information fields of
all audio files in the conversion list.
Load Picture
Renaming
Rules
Renaming
Rename
Target
Loads the picture which will be used as a cover for your files. If the source audio file contains
an image, clicking the arrow next to this button will additionally display the Clear Picture
and Save Picture to File options. Use the second one to save the picture as an image file
to your hard drive.
Displayes the details to include in the file name within the Edit Area.
Renames all files loaded into the the Input Audio Area.
Restores the default names of all files loaded into the Input Audio Area.
Reset Names
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Editor Tab
The Ribbon Command Bar located at the top of the AVS Audio Converter offers a better visibility of the software functional
capabilities which is achieved through sets of intuitive command buttons. Related command buttons are organized in groups.
Related groups are organized in tabs. The Editor tab includes Files, Undo, Editing, Markers and Effects groups. For
information on the Editor tab command button functions please refer to the table below.
Group
Command
Description
Add File(s)
Adds files located on your HDD to the Input Audio Area of the program. Clicking the arrow
below this button will additionally display two options: Add Files from Folder and Add Files
Preserving Folder Structure.
Grab from CD
Grabs audio tracks from a CD inserted into your disc drive and adds them to Input Audio
Area.
Files
Import from
Video
Remove
Loads the audio track of the specified video file into the Input Audio Area of the program.
Removes the selected track in the Input Audio Area from the conversion list. Clicking the
arrow below this button will additionally display two options: Remove All and Remove
Invalid Files.
Cancels the last performed action.
Undo
Undo
Reapplies the actions or commands for which you used the Undo command.
Redo
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Copies the selected part of the currently edited audio track to the clipboard.
Copy
Cuts the selected part of the currently edited audio track and copies it to the clipboard.
Cut
Editing
Paste
Pastes the prevoisly copied or cut material from the clipboard into the currently edited audio
track in the current cursor position.
Deletes the selected part from the currently edited track.
Delete
Deletes everything except the selected portion from the currently edited audio track.
Trim
Adds a marker to the current cursor position.
Add Marker
Markers
Delete
Marker
Split by
Markers
Removes the currently selected marker. Clicking the arrow near this button will additionally
display the Clear Markers option. Use it to remove all the added markers.
Splits the audio files by the set markers.
Applies the Fade in effect to audio.
Fade in
Effects
Applies the Fade out effect to audio.
Fade out
Applies the Normalize effect to audio.
Normalize
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Audio Book Tab
The Audio Book tab includes Files, AB Formats and Cover groups. For information on the Audio Book tab command button
functions please refer to the table below.
Group
Command
Description
Add File(s)
Adds files located on your HDD to the Input Audio Area of the program. Clicking the arrow
below this button will additionally display two options: Add Files from Folder and Add Files
Preserving Folder Structure.
Grab from CD
Grabs audio tracks from a CD inserted into your disc drive and adds them to Input Audio
Area.
Files
Import from
Video
Remove
AB
Formats
MP3
M4B
Cover
Change
Cover
Loads the audio track of the specified video file into the Input Audio Area of the program.
Removes the selected track in the Input Audio Area from the conversion list. Clicking the
arrow below this button will additionally display two options: Remove All and Remove
Invalid Files.
Sets MP3 as an output audio book format. Clicking the arrow below will display the list of MP3
Profiles offered by AVS Audio Converter.
Sets M4B as an output audio book format. Clicking the arrow below will display the list of M4B
Profiles offered by AVS Audio Converter
Loads a picture to use as a cover for your audio book.
Removes the loaded picture.
Clear Cover
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Help Tab
The Help tab includes Help, Registration and Additional Packs Links groups. For information on the Help tab command
button functions please refer to the table below.
Group
Command
About
Description
Opens the About AVS Audio Converter window where you'll find a brief description
of the program and get licensing information.
Help
Opens the Help section.
Help
Register
Goes to the AVS4YOU registration page where you'll be able to purchase the
software.
Registration
Activate
Additional
Packs Links
Real Media
Pack
Midi Pack
Opens the Activation window where you will be able to enter a license key and
activate your copy of AVS Audio Converter.
Goes to our server to download the additional components to work with Real Media
file formats.
Goes to our server to download the additional components to work with Midi file
formats.
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Input Audio Area
The Input Audio Area of AVS Audio Converter allows you to view all files imported into the program and ready for editing or
converting. Here you can also set the necessary file order and playback the files to make sure the editing performed has
achieved the desired results.
Button/Field
File Name
Description
Displays the names of the files currently loaded into the program.
Duration
Displays the duration of the files currently loaded into the program.
Process
Shows the conversion percentage for each particular track.
Slider
Quickly navigates through the selected audio track. The time of the current cursor position is displayed
next to the slider.
Starts playback of the selected audio track.
Play
Stops playback of the selected audio track.
Stop
Previous
Track
Goes to the previous audio track in the list of the loaded tracks.
Goes to the next audio track in the list of the loaded tracks.
Next Track
Moves the currently selected file up in the list of the loaded tracks changing the file order.
Move Up
Moves the currently selected file down in the list of the loaded tracks changing the file order.
Move Down
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Switches the sound of the played audio file on or off.
Mute
Changes the sound volume during the audio playback.
Volume
Total
Duration
Displays the total duration of all the files loaded into the program.
Edit Area
The Edit Area located in the right part of the AVS Audio Converter main window is used to:
adjust output audio settings;
view and modify tag information;
rename your audio files;
perform simple editing of the selected audio track;
create and edit your audio books.
It looks different depending on the tab you select on the AVS Audio Converter Ribbon Command Bar.
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Output Parameters Editor
When you switch to the Convert Tab the output file settings will be displayed within the Edit Area.
Element
Profile
Save
Delete
Audio File
Parameters
Advanced
Merging
Options
Description
Contains the list of the default parameter configurations for the selected output audio format.
Becomes available if you change the default settings. Use this button if you plan to use the created
parameter configuration in future.
Becomes available if one of your custom profiles is selected. Use this button to delete the selected profile
from the list.
Occupy the central part of the area. Use the arrows to view other available settings and change the
default ones. Visit Profile Editor pages to learn more on how to adjust output file settings.
Available for MP3 and OGG file formats. Use it to configure advanced MP3 and OGG codec settings.
See MP3 Advanced and OGG Advanced to read more about codec settings for these formats.
Occupy the bottom part of the area. Check the corresponding options if you need to merge several audio
files into a single one. Refer to the Merging Audio Files section to learn more on how to merge your
audio.
Note: the audio file parameters displayed may vary depending on the output audio format selected on
the Convert Tab. Visit Profile Editor pages to learn more on how to adjust output file settings.
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Name/Tag Editor
When you switch to the Name/Tag Editor Tab the Edit Area displays the basic properties of the audio track selected in the
Input Audio Area, such as its location, duration, size, codec used for compression, number of channels etc.
Pressing the Tag Info button will display the information tags available for editing. Tags are built-in text information about an
audio file. It might be useful to fill in the tag fields, because many audio players use tags rather than file names when playing
back audio files.
Visit the Modifying Tags and Renaming Audio Files page to learn more on how to use this function of the program.
Pressing the Renaming Rules button will display the file renaming options.
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To learn more on how to rename your audio files using the available tag information refer to the Modifying Tags and
Renaming Audio Files chapter.
File Editor
When you switch to the Editor Tab the audio file waveform will be displayed within the Edit Area.
Note: double-click the file you wish to edit to be able to view the area.
Waveform Display in the central part shows the audio material loaded into the Edit Area. The following mouse
operations can be used to perform editing within this area:
Left-click anywhere in the waveform and you will change the position of the playback cursor.
Left-click and drag within the waveform to make a selection.
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With stereo or multichannel waveforms, use the Control key of the keyboard together with the mouse pointer
(the cursor will acquire L or R letter - L , R , C , LFE, L , R , L and R for eight channel audio) and left-click to
f
f
f
r
r
s
s
enable only the necessary channel for editing (the disabled channels will gray-out), another left-click within the
disabled channel will re-enable it.
Use mouse scroller to zoom in or zoom out the audio. For the same purpose you can use the Zoom Express
Menu. To activate it click with the right mouse button within the Edit Area. The available options are: Zoom
In, Zoom Out, Full Zoom.
Display Range Bar on the top of the Waveform Display window indicates which part of the entire waveform is
currently being viewed in the Waveform Display.
When zooming in or out, this bar will get smaller or larger, as the portion being viewed changes with respect to the entire
waveform or session.
Left-click (the mouse cursor should change to a hand) and drag the bar to scroll forward or backward in time:
Display Range Bar with mouse cursor over it
Display Range Bar with mouse cursor down. Now you can drag the bar to scroll forward or backward in time
As with dragging in the Time Scale, the zoom level is retained, only the viewing range is altered.
To change the zoom level, move the mouse cursor to the edge of the Display Range Bar in zoom-in mode (it will turn
to the double-sided arrow with a magnifying glass) and drag it to zoom out or zoom in:
Display Range Bar zoomed with mouse cursor
Vertical Scale measures the changes of audio data at a certain moment of time in decibels (dB).
Time Scale shows the current location at any point in the waveform display in hh:mm:ss format.
When zooming in or out left-click (the mouse cursor should change to a hand) and drag the ruler to scroll forward or
backward in time:
Time Scale with mouse cursor over it
Time Scale with mouse cursor down. Now you can drag the ruler to scroll forward or backward in time
As with dragging in the Display Range Bar, the zoom level is retained, only the viewing range is altered.
Read more on audio editing in AVS Audio Converter here.
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Audio Book Editor
When you switch to the Audio Book Tab the Audio Book Editor will be displayed within the Edit Area.
The Image Area displays the loaded image to use as a cover for your audio book. You can change or clear the loaded cover
right-clicking within this area and choosing the corresponding option.
The General File Infomation shows the information available for editing. You can insert the Title, Author and Artist for
your audio book.
The Split Options become available if you set MP3 as an output audio book format. Use one of these options to split your
audio into parts.
The Chapter Creation Options become available if you set M4B as output audio book format. Use one of these options to
create chapters for your audio book.
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Output Audio Area
Output Audio Area is the part of the AVS Audio Converter Main Window where you can set the location for your output
audio, start the conversion process and view its progress.
It consists of the following items
Output Folder is used to display the path to the resulting audio track(s).
Browse... - use this button to select or create your own folder on the computer hard disk to store the output audio files.
Progress is used to display the overall file conversion progress.
Convert Now! - use this button to start the conversion process. Once you click it, it will turn into the Pause button to
let you pause the conversion when needed. You can also stop/resume the conversion process. For that select the
appropriate entry from the drop-down menu:
If you want to change the priority of the conversion process in the system (for instance, if you plan to do some other
work on your computer - watch a movie, play a game, - while the conversion process takes place) set the Conversion
Priority using the appropriate option.
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Express Menu
To facilitate the access to the main program features you can use the Express Menu. To activate it right-click within the Input
Audio Area. The Express Menu looks different depending on the tab you select on the AVS Audio Converter Ribbon
Command Bar.
Express Menu when the Convert Tab/Audio Book Tab is selected
Option
RAW Options
Add File
Description
Use it to open the RAW Options window (available if a raw
audio track is selected).
Use it to load an audio file into the program.
Add Folder
Use it to load a folder containing a number of audio files into the
program.
Grab from CD
Use it to grab audio CDs and import the grabbed audio into the
program.
Import from
Video
Use it to load the audio track of a video file into the program.
Rename
Use it to rename the currently selected audio track (available if
an audio track is selected).
Remove
Use it to remove the selected audio track from the conversion
list.
Remove All
Use it to clear the conversion list.
Express Menu when the Name/Tag Editor Tab is selected
Option
Description
RAW Options
Use it to open the RAW Options window (available if a raw
audio track is selected).
Apply Tags to
Target
Use it to apply the changes made in the tag information fields
to the currently edited audio track (available if an audio track
is selected).
Apply Tags to
All Target Files
Use it to apply the changes made in the tag information fields
to all files loaded into Input Audio Area (available if an
audio track is selected).
Apply Tags to
Source File
Use it to save the information you entered in audio tag fields
to the source audio file (available if an audio track is
selected).
Clear Info
Reset
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Use it to delete all the information you entered in audio tag
fields (available if an audio track is selected).
Use it to restore default information in all tag information
fields (available if an audio track is selected).
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Add File
Use it to load an audio file into the program.
Add Folder
Use it to load a folder containing a number of audio files into
the program.
Grab from CD
Use it to grab audio CDs and import the grabbed audio into
the program.
Import from
Video
Use it to load the audio track of a video file into the program.
Rename
Use it to rename the currently selected audio track (available
if an audio track is selected).
Remove
Use it to remove the selected audio track from the conversion
list.
Remove All
Use it to clear the conversion list.
Express Menu when the Editor Tab is selected
Option
Edit File
Description
Use it to open the currently selected file for editing (available if
an audio track is selected).
Apply Changes
Use it to apply the changes you made (available if an audio track
is selected).
Reload File
Use it to discard all the changes you made and reopen the file for
editing (available if an audio track is selected).
Discard All
Changes
Use it to discard all the changes you made (available if an audio
track is selected).
RAW Options
Add File
Use it to open the RAW Options window (available if a raw
audio track is selected).
Use it to load an audio file into the program.
Add Folder
Use it to load a folder containing a number of audio files into the
program.
Grab from CD
Use it to grab audio CDs and import the grabbed audio into the
program.
Import from
Video
Use it to load the audio track of a video file into the program.
Rename
Use it to rename the currently selected audio track (available if
an audio track is selected).
Remove
Use it to remove the selected audio track from the conversion
list.
Remove All
Use it to clear the conversion list.
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Keyboard Shortcuts
The following keyboard shortcuts are available to AVS Audio Converter users:
Ribbon interface shortcuts
Common shortcuts
Convert Tab shortcuts
Editor Tab shortcuts
Ribbon interface shortcuts
Shortcut
Alt+F
Alt+number
(Alt+1, Alt+2, etc.)
Description
Use it to open the Application Button menu.
Use it to select a Quick Access Toolbar item, the number pressed will correspond to the
toolbar item order.
Alt+Y1
Use it to open the Convert Tab of the Ribbon Command Bar.
Alt+Y2
Use it to open the Name/Tag Editor Tab of the Ribbon Command Bar.
Alt+Y3
Use it to open the Editor Tab of the Ribbon Command Bar.
Alt+Y4
Use it to open the Audio Book Tab of the Ribbon Command Bar.
Alt+Y5
Use it to open the Help Tab of the Ribbon Command Bar.
Common shortcuts
Shortcut
Description
F1
Use it to open the AVS Audio Converter help file.
F6
Use it to select an output folder for the resulting audio files.
F12
Use it to open the AVS Audio Converter About window.
Ins
Use it to add files located on your HDD to the Input Audio Area of the program.
Ctrl+Ins
Use it to grab audio tracks from a CD inserted into your disc drive and adds them to the
Input Audio Area.
Del
Use it to delete a file from the Input Audio Area list (is applied when a file is selected in
the list).
Shift+Del
Use it to delete all the files from the Input Audio Area list.
Ctrl+A
Use it to select all files in the Input Audio Area list.
Space
Use it to start/pause the selected file playback.
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Convert Tab shortcuts
Shortcut
Description
Ctrl+1
Use it to select the MP3 format for output files.
Ctrl+2
Use it to select the WAV format for output files.
Ctrl+3
Use it to select the M4A format for output files.
Ctrl+4
Use it to select the FLAC format for output files.
Ctrl+5
Use it to select the WMA format for output files.
Ctrl+6
Use it to select the AAC format for output files.
Ctrl+7
Use it to select the OGG format for output files.
Ctrl+8
Use it to select the MP2 format for output files.
Ctrl+9
Use it to select the AMR format for output files.
Editor Tab shortcuts
(a file must be opened for editing)
Shortcut
Description
Ctrl+C
Use it to copy the selected part of the opened file to the clipboard.
Ctrl+V
Use it to paste the previously copied part of the opened file from the clipboard.
Ctrl+X
Use it to cut out the selected part of the opened file and copy it to the clipboard.
+
Use it to zoom the Edit Area in and enlarge the view of the added audio waveform.
-
Use it to zoom the Edit Area out and reduce the view of the added audio waveform.
End
Use it to quickly place the cursor to the end of the added audio within the Edit Area.
Home
Use it to quickly place the cursor to the beginning of the added audio within the Edit
Area.
Left
Right
Ctrl+Z
Use it to navigate towards the beginning of the added audio within the Edit Area.
Use it to navigate towards the end of the added audio within the Edit Area.
Use it to reverse the last performed command. If this option is not available, it means
there is no action to undo.
Shift+Ctrl+Z
Use it to repeat your last undone command or action performed.
F8
Use it to add a marker to the added audio within the Edit Area.
Del
Use it to delete the selected part of the opened file (the Edit Area must be active to
perform this action).
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Working with AVS Audio Converter
Converting audio files from one format to another has never been so easy. You just need to go through a few easy steps to
create a new file for your iPod or export the audio track of a video.
Step 1. Load the audio file(s) you wish to convert by adding files from HDD, grabbing an audio CD or importing
audio track(s) from video.
Note: to check the list of audio files supported by AVS Audio Converter refer to the Supported
Audio Formats chapter.
Step 2. Select a format for the resulting file(s) on the Convert Tab.
Step 3. Check the output file settings in the Edit Area. Refer to the Using Profile Editors section to learn more on
how to adjust the output file settings.
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Step 4. Switch to the Name/Tag Editor Tab, press the Tag Info button to modify audio tag info and rename
your audio tracks if you wish.
Step 5. Switch to the Editor Tab and edit audio tracks before converting them if needed.
Step 6. Press the Convert Now! button and wait till AVS Audio Converter creates new files for you.
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When the conversion is over the following window will be opened:
Output Folder - click this button to open the folder with your converted files and playback them using some external
media player like our AVS Media Player.
Upload... - click this button to launch the AVS Mobile Uploader application to be able to upload the converted files to
your mobile device.
Close - click this button to close this dialog window.
If you just need to convert your audio files from one format to another without setting additional parameters you can perform
this task using the AVS Convert To... option from the Windows Explorer context menu.
Note: to convert the audio track of your video file, select this file with the mouse and choose the
Extract Audio To ... option from the context menu.
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Supported Audio Formats
Most of the commonly used audio file formats are supported by AVS Audio Converter:
Format
Read
Write
MP3 - MPEG-1 Layer 3 Audio
(.mp3, mpeg3)
+
+
(.mp3 only)
WAV, or WAVE - Waveform Audio Format
(.wav)
+
+
MPEG-4 Compressed Audio Format
(.m4a, .m4r, .m4b)
+
+
FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec Format
(.flac)
+
+
WMA - Windows Media Audio Format
(.wma)
+
+
AAC - Advanced Audio Coding
(.aac)
+
+
OGG - Ogg Vorbis Audio Format
(.ogg)
+
+
MP2 - Musicam, or MPEG-2 Level ll
(.mp2)
+
+
AMR - Adaptive Multi-Rate Narrowband/Wideband
(.amr, .awb)
+
+
MP1 - MPEG-1 Audio Layer I
(.mp1)
+
-
AC3 Files
(.ac3)
+
-
Sun Audio Files
(.au)
+
-
AIFF Files - Audio Interchange File Format
(.aif, .aiff, .aifc)
+
-
Dialogic ADPCM Files
(.vox)
+
-
Musepack Files
(.mpc, .mp+)
+
-
Matroska Audio Files
(.mka)
+
-
RAW Files
(.raw, .pcm, .gsm)
+
-
Midi Files
(.mid, .midi, .kar)
+
-
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APE Files
(.ape)
+
-
QCP Files
(.qcp)
+
-
MPA Files
(.mpa)
+
-
Real Audio Files 1
(.ra)
+
-
- if the appropriate pack is installed on your computer.
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Supported Video Formats
Most of the commonly used video file formats are supported by AVS Audio Converter:
Format
Read
AVI Files - Audio Video Interleave
(.avi, .ivf, .div, .divx, .mtv, .amv)
+
MPEG Video - Motion Picture Experts Group
(.mpg, .mpeg, .mod, .mpe, .mvv, .m2v)
+
Windows Media Formats
(.wmv, .asf)
+
Microsoft Digital Video Recorder
(.dvr-ms)
+
CD Video
(.dat)
+
DVD Video
(.ifo)
+
VOB Video
(.vob, .vro)
+
Blu-ray Video
(index.bdm, index.bdmv, .m2ts)
+
AVCHD, HDV
(.m2ts, .m2t, .mts, .tod)
+
TS Files
(.ts, .m2ts, .m2t, .mts, .tp)
+
DV Files
(.dv)
+
Matroska Files
(.mkv)
+
Ogg Vorbis Movie
(.ogm, .ogg, .ogv, .oga, .ogx)
+
Real Media
(.rm, .rmvb, .ram, .ivr)
+
Quick Time
(.mov, .qt, .m4v, .mp4)
+
Mobile Video
(.3gp2, .3gpp, .3gp, .3g2)
+
Flash Video
(.flv)
+
Shockwave Flash
(.swf)
+
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Adding Audio to the Program
You may load audio into AVS Audio Converter using one of the 3 available options:
Add audio from HDD clicking the Add File button of the Ribbon Command Bar.
Grab audio CDs and import the audio tracks into the program clicking the Grab from CD button of the Ribbon
Command Bar.
Import audio track from your video file clicking the Import from Video button of the Ribbon Command Bar.
To learn more about each option refer to the corresponding chapter.
Adding Files and Folders from HDD
You can add files or folders located on you hard drive for conversion.
To load an audio file or a number of files, press the Add File button located on the Convert Tab.
To add a folder with the files you wish to convert, use the arrow below the Add File button and select the Add Folder
option.
To add a folder with some subfolders containing the files you wish to convert preserving the subfolder structure, use
the arrow below the Add File button and select the Add File Preserving Folder Structure option.
Note: in case you choose this option the output folder structure will coincide with the input one.
Browse for the audio file(s) or folder you wish to import and press Open. The selected audio tracks (or the audio files from the
selected folder) will be imported into the Input Audio Area.
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In case you load some .raw audio files the following window will be opened:
The .raw audio data files do not contain any header information: sample rate, sample size and number of channels. So to be
able to process them properly you will need to set the required parameters:
Sample Rate
This value (also referred to as Sampling Rate or Sampling Frequency) defines the number of samples per second
taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Use the drop-down list to select one of the
available sample rate values.
Sample Size
This value defines the size of samples taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal.
Channels
Defines the number of channels in an input file. Press the arrow next to the Channels field to open the drop-down menu
and select one of the available options.
RAW Compress Codec
Defines the codec used for audio file compression. Press the arrow next to the RAW Compress Codec field to open the
drop-down menu and select one of the available codecs.
When all the parameters are set click the OK button to apply them to the currently selected file and close the RAW Options
window.
By default the set parameters will be applied to the current audio file. If you need to apply them to all the files you load into the
program check the Apply to all raw files in the list option at the bottom of this window and press the OK button.
To make sure that you set the proper parameters you can playback your audio clicking the
button in the Input Audio
Area. If you are not satisfied with the result (some noise added to your audio) click the file within the Input Audio Area with
the right mouse button and choose the RAW Options item to modify the parameters.
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Grabbing Audio CDs
AVS Audio Converter allows you to grab audio CDs and import the grabbed audio into the program for conversion. To load
audio files from a CD into AVS Audio Converter press the Grab from CD button on the Convert Tab. You will be presented
with the following window:
Select the CD Drive with the disc which contains the tracks you wish to load into the program. As soon as you do so, all the
tracks on the disc will be displayed in the area below.
Uncheck the boxes for the tracks you are not planning to convert. Use the Check/Uncheck All Tracks option to quickly select
or deselect all tracks in the list.
Specify the Grabbing Method in the appropriate window. The following options are available:
Burst Mode - use it for fast grabbing without error correction. Select it for grabbing discs in perfect condition (with no
scratches or other visible damage).
Sync Mode - use it for fast audio track grabbing. Only jitter errors will be corrected if present.
Secure Mode - use it for good-quality grabbing. Errors will be corrected with double precision but overall grabbing speed
will descrease.
Paranoid Mode - the slowest and the most accurate grabbing mode available.
Rename your audio tracks. You can get the information from the online database for your audio CD. To do that click the
Options button, switch to the CDDB Options tab and specify the source of CDDB information from the list. If necessary you
can replace, add or delete servers using the Replace, Add or Delete buttons accordingly. You can also switch to the Proxy
Options tab and specify the Proxy, User Name, Port and TimeOut details if you would like to.
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After choosing the server select the details to include in the file name. Switch to the Name options tab. Check the items you
want to include and set their sequence using the arrow buttons.
When all the parameters are set press the OK button to close the File Name Options. Then click the Get CDDB button in the
bottom right corner of the window. If there is some information you will see the album title displayed in the CDDB Albums field.
The audio tracks will be renamed according to the data obtained from the CDDB server.
Click OK to start the grabbing process. Press Cancel any time during the grabbing process to cancel it.
As soon as the grabbing is finished, all selected tracks will appear in the Input Audio Area.
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Adding Audio Tracks from Video
You will be able to load the audio track of a video file (for example, the soundtrack of your favorite movie) and convert it to one
of the available formats. To do that, press the Import from Video button located on the Convert Tab. The following window
will be opened:
Browse for the video file you wish to import and press Open. The audio track of the selected video file will be added to the
Input Audio Area.
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If you wish to import the soundtrack of a DVD video, please select the VIDEO_TS.IFO file when opening your DVD:
Note: in case you add a DVD or video file with several audio tracks, all of them will be imported into the
program.
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Converting to MP3 Format
Please follow the steps below to convert your audio track(s) to MP3 format:
1. Load the audio you wish to convert into AVS Audio Converter. Use the Add File, Grab from CD or Import from
Video option to do that.
2. Press the MP3 button on the Convert Tab to set the format to which you would like to convert your audio.
3. Check the output file settings in the Edit Area. Visit the MP3 Profile Editor page to learn more on how to adjust the
output MP3 settings.
4. Modify audio tag information and rename your audio track(s) if necessary. Switch to the Name/Tag Editor Tab and
follow the instructions of the Modifying Tag chapter.
Note: by default the names of the output files coincide with those of the input audio tracks.
5. Edit your audio tracks before converting. Switch to the Editor Tab and follow the instructions of the Editing Audio
chapter.
6. Set the location for the resulting audio track(s). To do that, press the Browse button located in the Output Audio Area
and select the desired location on your HDD.
7. Press the Convert Now! button to start the conversion process.
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Converting to WAV Format
Please follow the steps below to convert your audio track(s) to WAV format:
1. Load the audio you wish to convert into AVS Audio Converter. Use the Add File, Grab from CD or Import from
Video option to do that.
2. Press the WAV button on the Convert Tab to set the format to which you would like to convert your audio.
3. Check the output file settings in the Edit Area. Visit the WAV Profile Editor page to learn more on how to adjust the
output WAV settings.
4. Modify audio tag information and rename your audio tracks if necessary. Switch to the Name/Tag Editor Tab and
follow the instructions of the Modifying Tag chapter.
Note: by default the names of the output files coincide with those of the input audio tracks.
5. Edit your audio tracks before converting. Switch to the Editor Tab and follow the instructions of the Editing Audio
chapter.
6. Set the location for the resulting audio track(s). To do that, press the Browse button located in the Output Audio Area
and select the desired location on your HDD.
7. Press the Convert Now! button to start the conversion process.
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Converting to M4A Format
Please follow the steps below to convert your audio track(s) to M4A format:
1. Load the audio you wish to convert into AVS Audio Converter. Use the Add File, Grab from CD or Import from
Video option to do that.
2. Press the M4A button on the Convert Tab to set the format to which you would like to convert your audio.
3. Check the output file settings in the Edit Area. Visit the M4A Profile Editor page to learn more on how to adjust the
output M4A settings.
4. Modify audio tag information and rename your audio track(s) if necessary. Switch to the Name/Tag Editor Tab and
follow the instructions of the Modifying Tag chapter.
Note: by default the names of the output files coincide with those of the input audio tracks.
5. Edit your audio tracks before converting. Switch to the Editor Tab and follow the instructions of the Editing Audio
chapter.
6. Set the location for the resulting audio track(s). To do that, press the Browse button located in the Output Audio Area
and select the desired location on your HDD.
7. Press the Convert Now! button to start the conversion process.
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Converting to FLAC Format
Please follow the steps below to convert your audio track(s) to FLAC format:
1. Load the audio you wish to convert into AVS Audio Converter. Use the Add File, Grab from CD or Import from
Video option to do that.
2. Press the FLAC button on the Convert Tab to set the format to which you would like to convert your audio.
3. Check the output file settings in the Edit Area. Visit the FLAC Profile Editor page to learn more on how to adjust the
output FLAC settings.
4. Modify audio tag information and rename your audio track(s) if necessary. Switch to the Name/Tag Editor Tab and
follow the instructions of the Modifying Tag chapter.
Note: by default the names of the output files coincide with those of the input audio tracks.
5. Edit your audio tracks before converting. Switch to the Editor Tab and follow the instructions of the Editing Audio
chapter.
6. Set the location for the resulting audio track(s). To do that, press the Browse button located in the Output Audio Area
and select the desired location on your HDD.
7. Press the Convert Now! button to start the conversion process.
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Converting to WMA Format
Please follow the steps below to convert your audio track(s) to WMA format:
1. Load the audio you wish to convert into AVS Audio Converter. Use the Add File, Grab from CD or Import from
Video option to do that.
2. Press the WMA button on the Convert Tab to set the format to which you would like to convert your audio.
3. Check the output file settings in the Edit Area. Visit the WMA Profile Editor page to learn more on how to adjust the
output WMA settings.
4. Modify audio tag information and rename your audio track(s) if necessary. Switch to the Name/Tag Editor Tab and
follow the instructions of the Modifying Tag chapter.
Note: the names of the output files coincide with those of the input audio tracks by default.
5. Edit your audio tracks before converting. Switch to the Editor Tab and follow the instructions of the Editing Audio
chapter.
6. Set the location for the resulting audio track(s). To do that, press the Browse button located in the Output Audio Area
and select the desired location on your HDD.
7. Press the Convert Now! button to start the conversion process.
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Converting to AAC Format
Please follow the steps below to convert your audio track(s) to AAC format:
1. Load the audio you wish to convert into AVS Audio Converter. Use the Add File, Grab from CD or Import from
Video option to do that.
2. Press the AAC button on the Convert Tab to set the format to which you would like to convert your audio.
3. Check the output file settings in the Edit Area. Visit the AAC Profile Editor page to learn more on how to adjust the
output AAC settings.
4. Rename your audio track(s) if necessary. Switch to the Name/Tag Editor Tab and follow the instructions of the
Modifying Tag chapter.
Note: by default the names of the output files coincide with those of the input audio tracks.
5. Edit your audio tracks before converting. Switch to the Editor Tab and follow the instructions of the Editing Audio
chapter.
6. Set the location for the resulting audio track(s). To do that, press the Browse button located in the Output Audio Area
and select the desired location on your HDD.
7. Press the Convert Now! button to start the conversion process.
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Converting to OGG Format
Please follow the steps below to convert your audio track(s) to OGG format:
1. Load the audio you wish to convert into AVS Audio Converter. Use the Add File, Grab from CD or Import from
Video option to do that.
2. Press the OGG button on the Convert Tab to set the format to which you would like to convert your audio.
3. Check the output file settings in the Edit Area. Visit the OGG Profile Editor page to learn more on how to adjust the
output OGG settings.
4. Modify audio tag information and rename your audio track(s) if necessary. Switch to the Name/Tag Editor Tab and
follow the instructions of the Modifying Tag chapter.
Note: by default the names of the output files coincide with those of the input audio tracks.
5. Edit your audio tracks before converting. Switch to the Editor Tab and follow the instructions of the Editing Audio
chapter.
6. Set the location for the resulting audio track(s). To do that, press the Browse button located in the Output Audio Area
and select the desired location on your HDD.
7. Press the Convert Now! button to start the conversion process.
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Converting to MP2 Format
Please follow the steps below to convert your audio track(s) to MP2 format:
1. Load the audio you wish to convert into AVS Audio Converter. Use the Add File, Grab from CD or Import from
Video option to do that.
2. Press the MP2 button on the Convert Tab to set the format to which you would like to convert your audio.
3. Check the output file settings in the Edit Area. Visit the MP2 Profile Editor page to learn more on how to adjust the
output MP2 settings.
4. Modify audio tag information and rename your audio track(s) if necessary. Switch to the Name/Tag Editor Tab and
follow the instructions of the Modifying Tag chapter.
Note: by default the names of the output files coincide with those of the input audio tracks.
5. Edit your audio tracks before converting. Switch to the Editor Tab and follow the instructions of the Editing Audio
chapter.
6. Set the location for the resulting audio track(s). To do that, press the Browse button located in the Output Audio Area
and select the desired location on your HDD.
7. Press the Convert Now! button to start the conversion process.
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Converting to AMR Format
Please follow the steps below to convert your audio track(s) to AMR format:
1. Load the audio you wish to convert into AVS Audio Converter. Use the Add File, Grab from CD or Import from
Video option to do that.
2. Press the AMR button on the Convert Tab to set the format to which you would like to convert your audio.
3. Check the output file settings in the Edit Area. Visit the AMR Profile Editor page to learn more on how to adjust the
output AMR settings.
4. Rename your audio track(s) if necessary. Switch to the Name/Tag Editor Tab and follow the instructions of the
Modifying Tag chapter.
Note: by default the names of the output files coincide with those of the input audio tracks.
5. Edit your audio tracks before converting. Switch to the Editor Tab and follow the instructions of the Editing Audio
chapter.
6. Set the location for the resulting audio track(s). To do that, press the Browse button located in the Output Audio Area
and select the desired location on your HDD.
7. Press the Convert Now! button to start the conversion process.
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Using Profile Editors
AVS Audio Conveter has a number of profiles for each audio format so that you could select the necessary file size/quality
ratio without thinking too much about what parameters to set to achieve the desired quality or reduce a file size. Use the arrow
below format buttons on the Convert Tab to display the list of default profiles for each format.
However, default settings are not enough sometimes. For example, you need to create an audio file with a specific Sample
Rate, but it is not listed in any of the default profiles. To avoid such problems we created Profile Editors that would give you
the opportunity to manually change audio file parameters.
To access any Profile Editor select the desired format on the Convert Tab. The corresponding Profile Editor will be displayed
in the Edit Area.
For details on specific profile editors, please refer to the respective chapters:
MP3 Profile Editor
WAV Profile Editor
M4A Profile Editor
FLAC Profile Editor
WMA Profile Editor
AAC Profile Editor
OGG Profile Editor
MP2 Profile Editor
AMR Profile Editor
Additionally, Advanced Editing is available for MP3 and OGG formats. Please refer to the Appendix section:
MP3 Advanced
OGG Advanced
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MP3 Profile Editor
AVS Audio Converter allows you to select one of the available MP3 conversion profiles as well as to set such MP3 parameter
combinations that are not listed in default conversion profiles. Click the MP3 button on the Convert Tab to display MP3
Profile Editor in the Edit Area.
MP3 Profile Editor Functions
Selecting an Existing Profile
Press the arrow next to the Profile field and pick up a profile from the drop-down list. The same can be done by pressing the
downward arrow below the MP3 button on the Convert Tab.
Adjusting Default Settings
To create your own profile you'll need to change at least one of the parameters listed below the Profile field. You can modify
the following audio track parameters:
Codec
Defines the codec used for audio file compression. The only available is MP3.
Channels
Defines the number of channels in an output file. Press the arrow next to the Channels field to open the drop-down
menu and select one of the available sound systems. You can use Mono (single-channel audio) in case the size of audio
files is crucial as converting stereo to mono nearly halves the files size practically without affecting its quality.
Bitrate
This is the number of bits that are transferred or processed per second. Press the arrow next to the Bitrate field to open
the drop-down list and select one of the available bitrate values. As a rule, setting a higher bitrate improves the audio file
quality and increases its size.
Sample Rate
This value (also referred to as Sampling Rate or Sampling Frequency) defines the number of samples per second
taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Press the arrow to open the drop-down list
and select one of the available sample rate values. As a rule, setting a higher sample rate improves the audio file quality
and increases its size.
Sample Size
This value defines the size of samples taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. By
default this parameter is set to 16 bit and cannot be altered.
Advanced
Use this button to configure Advanced MP3 settings.
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Saving Changes
Proceed directly to converting your files by pressing Convert Now! in the Output Audio Area to apply the newly introduced
parameters to one particular conversion only.
Saving Changes as a New Profile
Use the Save button near the Profile field if you wish to use the newly introduced settings in future. Enter a name for the new
profile in the opened Profile Name window:
The new profile will be available in the list of default conversion profiles after you save it as described above. To delete the
profile, select it with the mouse in the list of profiles and press Delete.
Note: we do not guarantee good conversion results if you change any of the default settings
within MP3 Profile Editor. Therefore, it is advisable to use profile editors only in case you are
well-experienced in audio conversion. We recommend you to use the default conversion
profiles if you are new to audio conversion. Our developers created profiles with well-balanced
parameters that ensure good quality conversion results.
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WAV Profile Editor
AVS Audio Converter allows you to select one of the available WAV conversion profiles as well as to set such WAV parameter
combinations that are not listed in default conversion profiles. Click the WAV button on the Convert Tab to display WAV
Profile Editor in the Edit Area.
WAV Profile Editor Functions
Selecting an Existing Profile
Press the arrow next to the Profile field and pick up a profile from the drop-down list. The same can be done by pressing the
downward arrow below the WAV button on the Convert Tab.
Adjusting Default Settings
To create your own profile you'll need to change at least one of the parameters listed below the Profile field. You can modify
the following audio track parameters:
Codec
Defines the codec used for audio file compression. The available codecs are PCM, CCITT A-low, CCITT u-low, IMA
IDPCM, MS GSM 6.10, MP3, Microsoft ADPCM.
Note: depending on the audio codec selected the other audio file parameters can be
either enabled or disabled.
Channels
Defines the number of channels in an output file. Press the arrow next to the Channels field to open the drop-down
menu and select one of the available sound systems. You can use Mono (single-channel audio) in case the size of audio
files is crucial as converting stereo to mono nearly halves the files size practically without affecting its quality.
Bitrate
This is the number of bits that are transferred or processed per second. Press the arrow next to the Bitrate field to open
the drop-down list and select one of the available bitrate values. As a rule, setting a higher bitrate improves the audio file
quality and increases its size.
Sample Rate
This value (also referred to as Sampling Rate or Sampling Frequency) defines the number of samples per second
taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Press the arrow to open the drop-down list
and select one of the available sample rate values. As a rule, setting a higher sample rate value improves the audio file
quality and increases its size.
Sample Size
This value defines the size of samples taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Press
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the arrow next to the Sample Size field to open the drop-down list and select one of the available sample size value.
Increasing the sample size improves sound quality, but doubles file size.
Saving Changes
Proceed directly to converting your files by pressing Convert Now! in the Output Audio Area to apply the newly introduced
parameters to one particular conversion only.
Saving Changes as a New Profile
Use the Save button near the Profile field if you wish to use the newly introduced settings in future. Enter a name for the new
profile in the opened Profile Name window:
The new profile will be available in the list of default conversion profiles after you save it as described above. To delete the
profile, select it with the mouse in the list of profiles and press Delete.
Note: we do not guarantee good conversion results if you change any of the default settings
within WAV Profile Editor. Therefore, it is advisable to use profile editors only in case you are
well-experienced in audio conversion. We recommend you to use the default conversion
profiles if you are new to audio conversion. Our developers created profiles with well-balanced
parameters that ensure good quality conversion results.
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M4A Profile Editor
AVS Audio Converter allows you to select one of the available M4A conversion profiles as well as to set such M4A parameter
combinations that are not listed in default conversion profiles. Click the M4A button on the Convert Tab to display M4A
Profile Editor in the Edit Area.
M4A Profile Editor Functions
Selecting an Existing Profile
Press the arrow next to the Profile field and pick up a profile from the drop-down list. The same can be done by pressing the
downward arrow below the M4A button on the Convert Tab.
Adjusting Default Settings
To create your own profile you'll need to change at least one of the parameters listed below the Profile field. You can modify
the following audio track parameters:
Codec
Defines the codec used for audio file compression. The only available is MPEG 2/4.
Channels
Defines the number of channels in an output file. Press the arrow next to the Channels field to open the drop-down
menu and select one of the available sound systems. You can use Mono (single-channel audio) in case the size of audio
files is crucial as converting stereo to mono nearly halves the files size practically without affecting its quality.
Bitrate
This is the number of bits that are transferred or processed per second. Press the arrow next to the Bitrate field to open
the drop-down list and select one of the available bitrate values. As a rule, setting a higher bitrate improves the audio file
quality and increases its size.
Sample Rate
This value (also referred to as Sampling Rate or Sampling Frequency) defines the number of samples per second
taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Press the arrow to open the drop-down list
and select one of the available sample rate values. As a rule, setting a higher sample rate improves the audio file quality
and increases its size.
Sample Size
This value defines the size of samples taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Be
default this parameter is set to 16 bit and cannot be altered.
Quality
Defines the audio file compression quality. If you check this option the program will encode the audio using different
bitrate values for different places. Move the slider to set the appropriate quality value.
Create ringtone for iPhone
Check this option if you plan to create a ringtone for your iPhone.
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Saving Changes
Proceed directly to converting your files by pressing Convert Now! in the Output Audio Area to apply the newly introduced
parameters to one particular conversion only.
Saving Changes as a New Profile
Use the Save button near the Profile field if you wish to use the newly introduced settings in future. Enter a name for the new
profile in the opened Profile Name window:
The new profile will be available in the list of default conversion profiles after you save it as described above. To delete the
profile, select it with the mouse in the list of profiles and press Delete.
Note: we do not guarantee good conversion results if you change any of the default settings
within M4A Profile Editor. Therefore, it is advisable to use profile editors only in case you are
well-experienced in audio conversion. We recommend you to use the default conversion
profiles if you are new to audio conversion. Our developers created profiles with well-balanced
parameters that ensure good quality conversion results.
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FLAC Profile Editor
AVS Audio Converter allows you to select one of the available FLAC conversion profiles as well as to set such FLAC
parameter combinations that are not listed in default conversion profiles. Click the ACC button on the Convert Tab to display
FLAC Profile Editor in the Edit Area.
FLAC Profile Editor Functions
Selecting an Existing Profile
Press the arrow next to the Profile field and pick up a profile from the drop-down list. The same can be done by pressing the
downward arrow below the FLAC button on the Convert Tab.
Adjusting Default Settings
To create your own profile you'll need to change at least one of the parameters listed below the Profile field. You can modify
the following audio track parameters:
Codec
Defines the codec used for audio file compression. The only available is FLAC.
Channels
Defines the number of channels in an output file. Press the arrow next to the Channels field to open the drop-down
menu and select one of the available sound systems. You can use Mono (single-channel audio) in case the size of audio
files is crucial as converting stereo to mono nearly halves the files size practically without affecting its quality.
Bitrate
This is the number of bits that are transferred or processed per second. By default this parameter is set to 768 kbps and
cannot be altered.
Sample Rate
This value (also referred to as Sampling Rate or Sampling Frequency) defines the number of samples per second
taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Press the arrow to open the drop-down list
and select one of the available sample rate values. As a rule, setting a higher sample rate improves the audio file quality
and increases its size.
Sample Size
This value defines the size of samples taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Press
the arrow next to the Sample Size field to open the drop-down list and select one of the available sample size value.
Increasing the sample size improves sound quality, but doubles file size.
Saving Changes
Proceed directly to converting your files by pressing Convert Now! in the Output Audio Area to apply the newly introduced
parameters to one particular conversion only.
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Saving Changes as a New Profile
Use the Save button near the Profile field if you wish to use the newly introduced settings in future. Enter a name for the new
profile in the opened Profile Name window:
The new profile will be available in the list of default conversion profiles after you save it as described above. To delete the
profile, select it with the mouse in the list of profiles and press Delete.
Note: we do not guarantee good conversion results if you change any of the default settings
within FLAC Profile Editor. Therefore, it is advisable to use profile editors only in case you are
well-experienced in audio conversion. We recommend you to use the default conversion
profiles if you are new to audio conversion. Our developers created profiles with well-balanced
parameters that ensure good quality conversion results.
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WMA Profile Editor
AVS Audio Converter allows you to select one of the available WMA conversion profiles as well as to set such WMA
parameter combinations that are not listed in default conversion profiles. Click the WMA button on the Convert Tab to display
WMA Profile Editor in the Edit Area.
WMA Profile Editor Functions
Selecting an Existing Profile
Press the arrow next to the Profile field and pick up a profile from the drop-down list. The same can be done by pressing the
downward arrow below the WMA button on the Convert Tab.
Adjusting Default Settings
To create your own profile you'll need to change at least one of the parameters listed below the Profile field. You can modify
the following audio track parameters:
Codec
Defines the codec used for audio file compression. The available codecs are PCM, WMA, Acelp.NET, WM Speech,
WMA Pro and WMA Lossless.
Note: depending on the audio codec selected the other audio file parameters can be
either enabled or disabled.
Channels
Defines the number of channels in an output file. Press the arrow next to the Channels field to open the drop-down
menu and select one of the available sound systems. You can use Mono (single-channel audio) in case the size of audio
files is crucial as converting stereo to mono nearly halves the files size practically without affecting its quality.
Bitrate
This is the number of bits that are transferred or processed per second. Press the arrow next to the Bitrate field to open
the drop-down list and select one of the available bitrate values. As a rule, setting a higher bitrate value improves the
audio file quality and increases its size.
Sample Rate
This value (also referred to as Sampling Rate or Sampling Frequency) defines the number of samples per second
taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Press the arrow to open the drop-down list
and select one of the available sample rate values. As a rule, setting a higher sample rate improves the audio file quality
and increases its size.
Sample Size
This value defines the size of samples taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Press
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the arrow next to the Sample Size field to open the drop-down list and select one of the available sample size value.
Increasing the sample size improves sound quality, but doubles file size.
Note: the Codec, Channels, Bitrate, Sample Rate and Sample Size lists work like filters, i. e. in
case the default values are set in all fields, the complete list of profiles will be displayed in the WMA
Profiles field. As soon as you select a specific Bitrate value, the number of presets displayed will be
limited only to those with specified bitrate (the same is referred to other parameters).
Saving Changes
Proceed directly to converting your files by pressing Convert Now! in the Output Audio Area to apply the newly introduced
parameters to one particular conversion only.
Saving Changes as a New Profile
Use the Save button near the Profile field if you wish to use the newly introduced settings in future. Enter a name for the new
profile in the opened Profile Name window:
The new profile will be available in the list of default conversion profiles after you save it as described above. To delete the
profile, select it with the mouse in the list of profiles and press Delete.
Note: we do not guarantee good conversion results if you change any of the default settings
within WMA Profile Editor. Therefore, it is advisable to use profile editors only in case you are
well-experienced in audio conversion. We recommend you to use the default conversion
profiles if you are new to audio conversion. Our developers created profiles with well-balanced
parameters that ensure good quality conversion results.
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AAC Profile Editor
AVS Audio Converter allows you to select one of the available AAC conversion profiles as well as to set such AAC parameter
combinations that are not listed in default conversion profiles. Click the ACC button on the Convert Tab to display AAC Profile
Editor in the Edit Area.
AAC Profile Editor Functions
Selecting an Existing Profile
Press the arrow next to the Profile field and pick up a profile from the drop-down list. The same can be done by pressing the
downward arrow below the AAC button on the Convert Tab.
Adjusting Default Settings
To create your own profile you'll need to change at least one of the parameters listed below the Profile field. You can modify
the following audio track parameters:
Codec
Defines the codec used for audio file compression. The only available is MPEG 2/4.
Channels
Defines the number of channels in an output file. Press the arrow next to the Channels field to open the drop-down
menu and select one of the available sound systems. You can use Mono (single-channel audio) in case the size of audio
files is crucial as converting stereo to mono nearly halves the files size practically without affecting its quality.
Bitrate
This is the number of bits that are transferred or processed per second. Press the arrow next to the Bitrate field to open
the drop-down list and select one of the available bitrate values. As a rule, setting a higher bitrate improves the audio file
quality and increases its size.
Sample Rate
This value (also referred to as Sampling Rate or Sampling Frequency) defines the number of samples per second
taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Press the arrow to open the drop-down list
and select one of the available sample rate values. As a rule, setting a higher sample rate improves the audio file quality
and increases its size.
Sample Size
This value defines the size of samples taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. By
default this parameter is set to 16 bit and cannot be altered.
Quality
Defines the audio file compression quality. If you check this option the program will encode the audio using different
bitrate values for different places. Move the slider to set the appropriate quality value.
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Saving Changes
Proceed directly to converting your files by pressing Convert Now! in the Output Audio Area to apply the newly introduced
parameters to one particular conversion only.
Saving Changes as a New Profile
Use the Save button near the Profile field if you wish to use the newly introduced settings in future. Enter a name for the new
profile in the opened Profile Name window:
The new profile will be available in the list of default conversion profiles after you save it as described above. To delete the
profile, select it with the mouse in the list of profiles and press Delete.
Note: we do not guarantee good conversion results if you change any of the default settings
within AAC Profile Editor. Therefore, it is advisable to use profile editors only in case you are
well-experienced in audio conversion. We recommend you to use the default conversion
profiles if you are new to audio conversion. Our developers created profiles with well-balanced
parameters that ensure good quality conversion results.
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OGG Profile Editor
AVS Audio Converter allows you to select one of the available OGG conversion profiles as well as to set such OGG parameter
combinations that are not listed in default conversion profiles. Click the OGG button on the Convert Tab to display OGG
Profile Editor in the Edit Area.
OGG Profile Editor Functions
Selecting an Existing Profile
Press the arrow next to the Profile field and pick up a profile from the drop-down list. The same can be done by pressing the
downward arrow below the OGG button on the Convert Tab.
Adjusting Default Settings
To create your own profile you'll need to change at least one of the parameters listed below the Profile field. You can modify
the following audio track parameters:
Codec
Defines the codec used for audio file compression. The only available is OGG Vorbis.
Channels
Defines the number of channels in an output file. Press the arrow next to the Channels field to open the drop-down
menu and select one of the available sound systems. You can use Mono (single-channel audio) in case the size of audio
files is crucial as converting stereo to mono nearly halves the files size practically without affecting its quality.
Bitrate
This is the number of bits that are transferred or processed per second. Press the arrow next to the Bitrate field to open
the drop-down list and select one of the available bitrate values. As a rule, setting a higher bitrate improves the audio file
quality and increases its size.
Sample Rate
This value (also referred to as Sampling Rate or Sampling Frequency) defines the number of samples per second
taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Press the arrow to open the drop-down list
and select one of the available sample rate values. As a rule, setting a higher sample rate improves the audio file quality
and increases its size.
Sample Size
This value defines the size of samples taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. By
default this parameters is set to 16 bit and cannot be altered.
Advanced
Use this button to configure Advanced OGG settings.
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Saving Changes
Proceed directly to converting your files by pressing Convert Now! in the Output Audio Area to apply the newly introduced
parameters to one particular conversion only.
Saving Changes as a New Profile
Use the Save button near the Profile field if you wish to use the newly introduced settings in future. Enter a name for the new
profile in the opened Profile Name window:
The new profile will be available in the list of default conversion profiles after you save it as described above. To delete the
profile, select it with the mouse in the list of profiles and press Delete.
Note: we do not guarantee good conversion results if you change any of the default settings
within OGG Profile Editor. Therefore, it is advisable to use profile editors only in case you are
well-experienced in audio conversion. We recommend you to use the default conversion
profiles if you are new to audio conversion. Our developers created profiles with well-balanced
parameters that ensure good quality conversion results.
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MP2 Profile Editor
AVS Audio Converter allows you to select one of the available MP2 conversion profiles as well as to set such MP2 parameter
combinations that are not listed in default conversion profiles. Click the MP2 button on the Convert Tab to display MP2
Profile Editor in the Edit Area.
MP2 Profile Editor Functions
Selecting an Existing Profile
Press the arrow next to the Profile field and pick up a profile from the drop-down list. The same can be done by pressing the
downward arrow below the MP2 button on the Convert Tab.
Adjusting Default Settings
To create your own profile you'll need to change at least one of the parameters listed below the Profile field. You can modify
the following audio track parameters:
Codec
Defines the codec used for audio file compression. The only available is MP2.
Channels
Defines the number of channels in an output file. Press the arrow next to the Channels field to open the drop-down
menu and select one of the available sound systems. You can use Mono (single-channel audio) in case the size of audio
files is crucial as converting stereo to mono nearly halves the files size practically without affecting its quality.
Bitrate
This is the number of bits that are transferred or processed per second. Press the arrow next to the Bitrate field to open
the drop-down list and select one of the available bitrate values. As a rule, setting a higher bitrate improves the audio file
quality and increases its size.
Sample Rate
This value (also referred to as Sampling Rate or Sampling Frequency) defines the number of samples per second
taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Press the arrow to open the drop-down list
and select one of the available sample rate values. As a rule, setting a higher sample rate improves the audio file quality
and increases its size.
Sample Size
This value defines the size of samples taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. By
default this parameter is set to 16 bit and cannot be altered.
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Saving Changes
Proceed directly to converting your files by pressing Convert Now! in the Output Audio Area to apply the newly introduced
parameters to one particular conversion only.
Saving Changes as a New Profile
Use the Save button near the Profile field if you wish to use the newly introduced settings in future. Enter a name for the new
profile in the opened Profile Name window:
The new profile will be available in the list of default conversion profiles after you save it as described above. To delete the
profile, select it with the mouse in the list of profiles and press Delete.
Note: we do not guarantee good conversion results if you change any of the default settings
within MP2 Profile Editor. Therefore, it is advisable to use profile editors only in case you are
well-experienced in audio conversion. We recommend you to use the default conversion
profiles if you are new to audio conversion. Our developers created profiles with well-balanced
parameters that ensure good quality conversion results.
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AMR Profile Editor
AVS Audio Converter allows you to select one of the available AMR conversion profiles as well as to set such AMR parameter
combinations that are not listed in default conversion profiles. Click the AMR button on the Convert Tab to display AMR
Profile Editor in the Edit Area.
AMR Profile Editor Functions
Selecting an Existing Profile
Press the arrow next to the Profile field and pick up a profile from the drop-down list. The same can be done by pressing the
downward arrow below the AMR button on the Convert Tab.
Adjusting Default Settings
To create your own profile you'll need to change at least one of the parameters listed below the Profile field. You can modify
the following audio track parameters:
Codec
Defines the codec used for audio file compression. The only available is AWB ACELP.
Channels
Defines the number of channels in an output file. By default the number is set to 1 (Mono) and cannot be altered.
Bitrate
This is the number of bits that are transferred or processed per second. Press the arrow next to the Bitrate field to open
the drop-down list and select one of the available bitrate values. As a rule, setting a higher bitrate improves the audio file
quality and increases its size.
Sample Rate
This value (also referred to as Sampling Rate or Sampling Frequency) defines the number of samples per second
taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Press the arrow to open the drop-down list
and select one of the available sample rate values. As a rule, setting a higher sample rate improves the audio file quality
and increases its size.
Sample Size
This value defines the size of samples taken from a continuous analogue signal to make it a discrete digital signal. Be
default this parameter is set to 4 bit and cannot be altered.
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Saving Changes
Proceed directly to converting your files by pressing Convert Now! in the Output Audio Area to apply the newly introduced
parameters to one particular conversion only.
Saving Changes as a New Profile
Use the Save button near the Profile field if you wish to use the newly introduced settings in future. Enter a name for the new
profile in the opened Profile Name window:
The new profile will be available in the list of default conversion profiles after you save it as described above. To delete the
profile, select it with the mouse in the list of profiles and press Delete.
Note: we do not guarantee good conversion results if you change any of the default settings
within AMR Profile Editor. Therefore, it is advisable to use profile editors only in case you are
well-experienced in audio conversion. We recommend you to use the default conversion
profiles if you are new to audio conversion. Our developers created profiles with well-balanced
parameters that ensure good quality conversion results.
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Modifying Tags and Renaming Audio Files
AVS Audio Converter allows you to add/edit audio tags of the files loaded into the program as well as use the inserted tag
information to rename your audio files.
Modifying Tags
Audio tags are built-in text information about audio files such as track name and number, author of the song, its release date
etc. It might be useful to fill out the tag fields, because many audio players use tags rather than file names when playing back
audio files.
To be able to add/edit the tag information switch to the Name/Tag Editor Tab and press the Tag Info
button. The
available tags will be displayed within the Edit Area.
Fill in the tag fields. The table below will help you do this:
Tag
Description
Track
Enter a track number.
Image
Load an image to use for your audio track (available for mp3, wav and m4a formats).
Title
Enter the audio file title.
Artist
Enter the name of the artist who performs the song.
Album
Specify the album where the audio track can be found.
Year
Specify the audio track release date.
Genre
Specify the genre of the audio track.
Copyright
Enter copyright info here.
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Specify the composer of the audio track.
Specify the download link or artist's official website here.
Encoded by
Specify the program used to create the audio file you loaded into AVS Audio Converter.
Orig. Artist
Specify the original artist name of this song.
Comment
Add your own commentary here.
By default the tag information you enter will form part of the converted audio track. To apply this information to some files
selected in the Input Audio Area press the Apply to Target
button. If you need to apply the tag information you have
just entered to all files loaded into the program press the arrow below the Apply to Target button and choose the Apply to
All Target Files option. If you want it to appear in the source file as well, press the Apply to Source
button before
converting.
Note: AVS Audio Converter does NOT allow to save tag information for AAC and AMR file formats.
Renaming Files
To rename your audio files using the tag information you enter click the Renaming Rules
button on the Name/Tag
Editor Tab. The available options will be displayed within the Edit Area.
Select the details you want to include in the file name checking the box near the corresponding item and set their order using
the arrow buttons on the left side. Choose the separator type from the Separator drop-down list.
The result will be desplayed in the Preview field. If you are satisfied with it click the Rename Target
button.
If you want to reset the original file names just click the Reset Names button on the Name/Tag Editor Tab.
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Editing Audio
AVS Audio Converter offers you basic audio track editing features, such as:
applying Fade in/Fade out/Normalize effects
deleting unnecessary parts from audio tracks
trimming audio
copying, cutting and pasting
Note: before you start editing, make sure you switched to Editor Tab and double-clicked the file you
wish to edit. The editing features will be unavailable otherwise.
Applying Fade in/Fade out/Normalize Effects
The Normalize effect can be useful if you need to even the volume of the whole audio track. To do this press the Normalize
button on the Editor Tab. The effect will be applied to the whole of the audio file.
The Fade in and Fade out effects smooth the edges of an audio track by gradually increasing the sound volume at the
beginning and descreasing it at the end.
Apply Fade in to gradually increase the sound volume at the beginning of an audio track.
Select the area where you want to apply Fade in: left-click within the Waveform Display and drag the cursor to
hightlight the first seconds of the audio track. The selected area will be highlighted. The beginning of this area will
correspond to silence; the sound will gradually increase towards the end and will reach its original volume in the final
point of the highlighted area.
Press the Fade in button on the Editor Tab to apply fade in to the selected area.
Apply Fade out to gradually decrease the sound volume towards the end of an audio track.
Select the area where you want to apply Fade out: left-click within the Waveform Display and drag the cursor to
highlight the last seconds of the audio track. The beginning of this area will correspond to the original sound volume; the
sound will gradually decrease towards the end and will completely disappear in the final point of the highlighted area.
Press the Fade out button on the Editor Tab to apply fade out to the selected area.
If you need you can apply these effects to one particular channel of your audio by disabling one or several of them. To do that
use the Control key of the keyboard together with the mouse pointer (the cursor will acquire L or R letter) and left-click to
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enable only the necessary channel for editing (the disabled channels will gray-out), another left-click within the disabled channel
will re-enable it.
The possible cursor values include (for 8-channel audio, for instance):
L - Left front channel
f
R - Right front channel
f
C - Central front channel
f
LFE - Low-Frequency Effects (subwoofer) channel
L - Left rear channel
r
R - Right rear channel
r
L - Left surround channel
s
R - Right surround channel
s
Deleting Unnecessary Parts
If you do not want a certain part of an audio track to appear in the converted file, use the Delete option:
Mark the area that you want to exclude: left-click at the beginning of the area and drag the cursor toward its end.
Press the Delete button on the Editor Tab to delete the highlighted area from the track.
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Trimming Audio
If you need only a specific part of an audio track to appear in the converted file, use the Trim option:
Mark the area which you want to keep: left-click in the beginning of the area and drag the cursor toward its end.
Press the Trim button on the Editor Tab. All audio except the highlighted area will be deleted and will not appear in the
converted track.
Copying, Cutting and Pasting
You may compile parts of two or more files in one using the Copy, Cut and Paste options:
Copy - use this option to copy the currently selected part of the edited audio to the Windows clipboard. This option
only allows you to copy the selected part of the audio, thus if no part of the audio file has been selected nothing will be
copied. When you copy a part of the audio you can insert it afterwards to some other place of the same audio or to a
different audio, opened in AVS Audio Converter using the Paste option.
Cut - use this option to cut the currently selected part of the edited audio and copy it to the Windows clipboard. This
option only allows you to cut the selected part of the audio, thus if no part of the audio file has been selected nothing will
be cut and copied. When you cut a part of the audio you can insert it afterwards to some other place of the same audio
or to a different audio, opened in AVS Audio Converter using the Paste option.
Paste - use this option to paste (insert) the previously cut or copied audio fragment to the currently edited audio
file. It will be inserted right from the cursor position expanding the file to make it fit the inserted fragment. For instance,
if you have a three-minute file and paste a copied fragment of 20 seconds, the resulting audio will be 3 minutes 20
seconds. If some part of the file is selected prior to the paste operation, it will be overwritten.
Note: AVS Audio Converter cannot mix two or more audio files (make them sound together). For
advanced audio editing please use AVS Audio Editor.
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Creating Audio Book in MP3 Format
AVS Audio Converter gives you one more opportunity to convert your voice recordings into a digital audio book format.
You can save your audio books to MP3 or M4B formats.
MP3 is the commonly used audio format for audio books supported by the most popular mp3 players. Converting your audio to
MP3 format you can split it into some chapters. As a result you will receive a folder containing separate mp3 files and the playlist
in .m3u format which can be loaded into the player and used to navigate through created audio book chapters.
Please follow the step-by-step instructions below to create an audio book in the MP3 format:
Switch to the Audio Book Tab.
Load the audio files into AVS Audio Converter. Use the Add File, Grab from CD or Import from Video option to do
that.
Set the necessary file order within the Input Audio Area. Click the file whose place you need to change with the left
mouse button and move it up or down using the corresponding button below the file list.
Press the MP3 button to set the format to which you would like to save your audio book.
Select one of the available MP3 Profiles clicking the arrow below the format button.
Split your audio into parts using one of the available options:
No Split - use this option if you want to save your audio into a single file.
Split into ... chapters - use this option to specify the number of chapters you want to create. The loaded audio
track will be divided into equal parts.
Split by Time - use this option to split your audio into equal parts of a specified time duration
(hours:minutes:seconds).
When you choose one of the two latter options the Pause detection option becomes available. Check this box if you
want the program to split the audio track into the parts you indicated based on silence detection.
Insert the Title, Author and Artist for your audio book into the corresponding fields of the Edit Area.
Edit your audio tracks before creating. Switch to the Editor Tab and follow the instructions here.
Load the picture to use it as a cover for your audio book. Right-click within the Image Area and choose the Change
Cover option. In the opened Windows Explorer window find the file you need and click the Open button. The selected
file will be loaded and displayed in the Image Area.
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Set the location for the resulting audio book. Press the Browse button located in the Output Audio Area and select the
desired location on your HDD.
Press the Create Audio Book button to start the audio book creation process.
Creating Audio Book in M4B Format
AVS Audio Converter gives you one more opportunity to convert your voice recordings into a digital audio book format.
You can save your audio books to MP3 or M4B formats.
M4B is an audio book format with Bookmark support for iPods. Converting your audio to M4B format you will receive one
large audio file compressed with AAC codec. The Bookmark feature allows you to create some chapters in your audio book and
navigate through them during the audio playback.
Please follow the steps below to create an audio book in the M4B format:
Switch to the Audio Book Tab.
Load the audio files into AVS Audio Converter. Use the Add File, Grab from CD or Import from Video option to do
that.
Set the necessary file order within the Input Audio Area. Click the file whose place you need to change with the left
mouse button and move it up or down using the corresponding button below the file list.
Press the M4B button to set the format to which you would like to save your audio book.
Select one of the available M4B Profiles clicking the arrow below the format button.
Split your audio into chapters using one of the available options:
No Chapters - if you check this option no chapters will be created.
Create chapters at the beginning of files - use this option to create a new chapter at the beginning of each
new audio track loaded into the program. In case only one file is loaded the only chapter will be created at its
beginning.
Create ... chapters - use this option to specify the number of chapters you want to create. The loaded audio
track will be divided into equal parts.
Create a new chapter every ... - use this option to create a new chapter at the selected time interval
measured in hours:minutes:seconds.
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When you choose one of the two latter options the Pause detection option becomes available. Check this box if you
want the program to split the audio track into the parts you indicated based on silence detection.
Insert the Title, Author and Artist for your audio book into the corresponding fields of the Edit Area.
Edit your audio tracks before creating. Switch to the Editor Tab and follow the instructions here.
Load the picture to use it as a cover for your audio book. Right-click within the Image Area and choose the Change
Cover option. In the opened Windows Explorer window find the file you need and click the Open button. The selected
file will be loaded and displayed in the Image Area.
Set the location for the resulting audio book. Press the Browse button located in the Output Audio Area and select the
desired location on your HDD.
Press the Create Audio Book button to start the audio book creation process.
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Splitting Audio Files
AVS Audio Converter allows you to split your audio into several parts and save them separately.
1. Start AVS Audio Converter.
2. Load the audio file you wish to split into AVS Audio Converter. Use the Add File, Grab from CD or Import from
Video option to do that.
3. Set markers to mark the beginning of each new file.
Switch to the Editor Tab and double-click the file you want to split. It will be displayed within the Edit Area.
Move the cursor within the Waveform Display and press the Add Marker button on the Editor Tab. Or double-click
the left mouse button within the gray bar between the Display Range Bar and the Waveform Display (where the
mouse standard cursor changes into a hand).
4. Click the Split by Markers
command button on the Editor Tab
5. Set the desired output file format clicking the corresponding button on the Convert Tab and choose one of the available
profiles or adjust the output parameters manually. To learn more refer to the Using Profile Editors section.
6. Set the location for the resulting audio tracks on your HDD pressing the Browse button located in the Output Audio
Area.
7. Click the Convert Now! button to start the conversion process.
When the conversion is over open the folder with the resulting files. The audio will be divided into several files that will begin and
end at the points where the markers are placed. They will be named as Input File Name + the order number.
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Merging Audio Files
AVS Audio Converter allows you to merge several audio files into a single one inserting pauses between them, if necessary.
1. Start AVS Audio Converter.
2. Load the audio files you wish to merge into AVS Audio Converter. Use the Add File, Grab from CD or Import from
Video option to do that.
All the loaded files will be displayed within the Input Audio Area.
3. Set the necessary audio file order using the Move Up
and Move Down
buttons below the conversion list.
4. Check the Merge Files into One option within the Edit Area with the Convert Tab selected.
If you wish to insert pauses between your audio files check the Insert Pauses between Files option and set the
necessary duration value (measured in milliseconds) in the field next to it using the arrow buttons or the keyboard.
Note: 1000 ms = 1 second.
5. Set the desired output file format clicking the corresponding button on the Convert Tab and choose one of the available
profiles or adjust the output parameters manually. To learn more refer to the Using Profile Editors section.
6. Insert the Output File Name and set the location for the resulting audio track. To select the desired location on your
HDD press the Browse button located in the Output Audio Area.
7. Click the Convert Now! button to start the conversion process.
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