NCH Switch


NCH software provides a wide variety of application ranging from video conversion to audio conversion in different formats. NCH Switch is an easy, simple, free application that will allow conversion in numerous audio formats. This makes sure that one never misses any song ever again. Quite astonishingly, Switch can handle a large number of formats and converts very quickly. There are a number of customizable and pleasing options which runs from general configuration to specific settings for individual files. The interface is clear and easy to use and Switch even has a nice convert audio stream option. Unfortunately, with a host of positive features, there are some downsides also. In the last versions tool box feature is actually a link to download extra software from the developer’s website and the CD information feature does not seem to work.

Neither of the issues changed in the latest version. Switch is a perfectly functional program until the glitch starts interfering. However, there are other similar programs available in the market doing the same job without the rough edges. It supports a wide array of formats including WAV, MP3, WMA, MP2, OGG, AVI etc.

Key Features:

  • Convert between over 40 audio file formats.
  • Music tags preserved for supporting formats.
  • Import and Convert a playlist (m3u and pls)
  • Extract audio from DVDs and audio files
  • Listen to tracks prior to conversion
  • Online database can be accesses to add song information
  • Batch enables conversion of many audio file at once.
  • Audios are automatically normalized during conversion
  • Customizable right click quick convert option
  • WAV encoder and flac converter supports a range of sample rates.
  • It can be used as a command line plug in for automation with software to convert or compress audio files.
  • Advantages

  • Great Selection of Outputs: A comprehensive list of audio output formats is available that can convert to with the switch.
  • Quick Conversion: The app has the potential to convert to convert audio to different formats more quickly than many other methods that are available for free such as completing a converting using iTunes.
  • Good Settings Control: The free app provides professional level control over the encoding of new files. One can specify bit rate or adjust or adjust the quality as required.


    Limited Input Formats: The program only supports MP3 and WAV input formats after a trial period.

    Conclusion: NCH Switch is a great tool for snappy conversion to different audio formats. It is a small straightforward program that allows conversion of audio files without weighing down with needless features and options.

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