Convert between different sound formats either directly or by re-recording

The ability to convert a sound file from one format to another is one of the most powerful features of Total Recorder. There are many situations in which you may need your sound file in a particular format. For example, you may want to put the file onto an audio CD or a portable music player. In the past, you needed a number of specialized programs to convert between different formats.

Total Recorder provides two different methods for conversion: direct conversion and conversion by re-recording.

Direct conversion is the conversion between any two of the following formats:

  • PCM (uncompressed)
  • MPEG Layer 3 (MP3)
  • Windows Media Audio (WMA)
  • Ogg Vorbis
  • FLAC
  • Any format for which you have a valid and fully-functional Windows codec on your computer and that can be accessed by all of the programs.

Conversion by re-recording is conversion from a proprietary format to one of the formats above. You can play a file with a proprietary player and record it with Total Recorder.

Starting with version 5.2, Total Recorder Professional Edition supports high-quality formats. This includes high-quality PCM formats (up to 192kHz 24bit and float mono and stereo), high-quality FLAC formats (up to 192kHz 24bit mono and stereo), high-quality Windows Media Audio Lossless stereo formats (up to 96kHz 24bit), and the stereo formats of the Windows Media Audio Professional codec.