Xilisoft Audio Converter

Xilisoft Audio Converter 6.5

Versatile audio conversion utility that can also extract audio from video files
4.5  (6 votes)
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Xilisoft Audio Converter re-encodes nearly any audio file into the most popular audio codecs, and extracts the audio stream of AVI, MPEG, MP4, and FLV video files – among other formats – and saves it in any of the supported output file types. It performs batch conversion processes of any number of audio and video files in a fast and highly flexible manner.

Actually, it is the program’s high flexibility that makes it stand out from the plethora of similar tools out there. You can add any number of supported files to the conversion list, both audio and video, and assign a different output codec and even a different task to each of them. Thus, you can combine audio extraction with audio conversion, and save each of the resulting files using a different codec (if so wished). Besides, the program’s flexibility refers also to the high degree of customization that you can apply to each conversion/extraction task.

Xilisoft Audio Converter comes also with some interesting editing capabilities. As a starter, you can try the program’s audio cutter – it allows you to slice your audio files with a level of accuracy down to the millisecond. Regrettably, all you can see in the program’s oversized player is a black screen, so you will have to rely on your aural acuity to make the most of it (a waveform graph of the audio would surely enhance the cutter’s accuracy). Note that you can also use this feature to extract segments of your video files for audio extraction.

The array of formats and codecs supported (both audio and video) is certainly worth noting. Together with all the usual suspects (FLV, AVI, MPEG, etc.), video codecs include high-definition file formats, such as AVCHD (.mts and .m2ts files), AVC, MPEG2 and MPEG4 HD, Quick Time HD, WMV HD, and AVI HD. The audio formats supported include (both for the input and the output) a good selection of both lossy and lossless compressed formats, such as MP3, Ogg, Real Audio, or AC3, and FLAC, AIFF, and APE, respectively.

Regardless of the use you may end up making of this tool, Xilisoft Audio Converter offers endless possibilities to those in need of a simple, fast, versatile, and flexible audio conversion and extraction capabilities.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary


  • Supports all popular audio and video codecs
  • Extracts audio from video files in all the most widely used formats
  • Highly flexible batch conversion capabilities
  • Includes an audio cutter and some neat audio effects
  • Highly customizable output settings
  • ID3 tag support


  • The accuracy of the audio cutter would be more useful if the user could see a waveform graph of the audio
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