XRECODE II is a software that enables you to encode media files of various formats (including AVI, FLV, 3GP, ASF, FLAC, MP3 and WAV) to other extensions (e.g. FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV, AIFF).
The user interface of the program is standard. It may seem a bit confusing at first but XRECODE II is actually very easy to navigate through.
You can get started by importing media via the file browser or by using the "drag and drop" method (batch processing is supported).
In the queue you can view various information about the tracks, including their source format, codec, duration, track gain, output file name, and more.
So, you can specify the output destination and format, and initiate the conversion process.
But you can also configure input file settings (e.g. move original files to Recycle Bin, rename originals when replacing source files, enable normalization) and format options (e.g. compression, enable to create CUEs and playlists, bitrate, sample frequency rate, channels).
Furthermore, you can edit file metadata (e.g. track, title, artist, album, comment, genre), preview files in a built-in media player, save and load profiles, grab CDs, and change additional output settings (e.g. set file name tags for CDs, CUEs and playlists).
In addition, you can change the interface language, use keyboard shortcuts, set the tool to highlight files on success, cancel or error, process CUE files only, disable CD autoplay, automatically check for updates, set CPU priority, enable shell integration, and more.
The program uses a moderate amount of system resources and quickly finishes a task. It hasn't popped up any errors during our tests and the sound quality in the output files is very good.
However, there is no help file available (and XRECODE II comes with some pretty advanced features), and you are required to separately install third-party components in order to access all the program's functions. Nevertheless, XRECODE II is a very good application for converting media and we recommend it to all users.