Soft4file Audio Converter Pro is a powerful all-in-one professional audio converter for audio conversion, audio extraction, audio CD ripping and making. Using Soft4file Audio Converter Pro, you can convert between different audio formats including MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, extract audio from popular video formats including high-definition (HD) videos such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, MKV, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AVCHD, rip music CD to different audio formats, and create music CD from audio and video files in all sorts of formats.
Soft4file Audio Converter Pro also allows you to convert or rip multiple tracks to multiple formats at once, split tracks, clip audio segments, add audio fade-in/out effects, adjust volume normalize, band pass, chorus, flanger, echo and speed for the outputted audio, and create customized audio files by adjusting a range of output parameters. Super high audio conversion speed is offered with multi-core CPU processing and multithreading both supported.
Soft4file is about the best free Video Converter software there is. It runs on Linux, Windows and Mac. It will just about rip anything you throw at it and even encode it. While I personally don't find the interface that impressive what it lacks in visually it makes up for with functionality. You can tweak just about every possible setting you could ever wish to tweak to get that picture perfect quality. You can choose many pre-defined formats or create your own. You can even queue up encodes so you can get a good nights sleep in while it does its thing.
DVD Shrink is a little trickier to find. It is only suppose to run on Windows but if your like most Linux users you have a virtual machine or are capable of running it under Wine. Thats right, it runs under Wine and is also free. I used to like DVD Shrink until I found Soft4file. One thing I do prefer about DVD shrink is the ability to easily re-author a DVD, this is quite a useful feature.