Every now and then you’ll bump up against music in some “strange” format. These formats will definitely have their advantages (lossless / high quality / multiple channel / …) but they don’t fit in your music collection or your favourite player isn’t even able to play the files! I keep my music library in the MP3 format but sometimes get music in .flac, .m4a, .aac, .ogg or something else. The web is full of cheap software which can convert these files for you. But now I finally found a program which does it all for free (freeware, no GPL). It works on Windows (Windows Vista/2008 2000/XP/2003 and Windows 7) and there even is a Mac version (Mac OS X 10.2 or above). It’s called “Switch Sound File Converter” and it’s created by a company called NCH Software which hopes you’ll be some of their other products.
Nero Burning Rom is the number 1 burning application on the market. This is the result of being the best application on the market some years ago. Burning CDs and DVDs has however become a commodity which a lot of applications are capable of. In the meantime Nero has grown to an enormous software package which can do almost anything related to burning. If you need all these fancy new features, Nero Burning Rom is still the package of your choice.