Audio and video files can easily be accessed with a search on the information superhighway. However, it’s a different situation when dealing with local files, as they are found under a lot of different formats. Luckily, applications like Advanced Audio Compressor provide a little flexibility and let you convert for easy processing.

When it comes to visual design, the application is pretty modest, putting all functions in plain sight, and even if it may seem cluttered at first, accommodation is not something to worry about. A list cleverly displays a detailed list of all items you load, while different sections let you manage quality and output settings.

File support is decent, with the possibility to load both video and audio files of formats like MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, AAC, FLAC, AMR, AVI, MPEG, 3GP, WMV, and a few more. A lot of corresponding info is displayed, but as far as editing is concerned, file tag is not a target area.

What you do get to manage is compression and quality. As the name suggests, the application aims to save some disk space with large files, by compressing them using better algorithms, also hoping to preserve as much of the original quality as possible.

Besides the bitrate slider, which also determines output file size, you can set number of channels, sampling frequency, as well as output file format. In addition, there are two editable fields, which give you the possibility to extract bits of sound from a file.

To sum it up

All things considered, we can safely state that Advanced Audio Compressor is a practical multimedia management application packed with a simple interface that quickly gets you up and running, enough flexibility when it comes to file support, as well as multiple quality and output settings and batch processing.