OS: Win 95/98/ME/2000/XP
Installed Size: 11.3 MB
Function: Ripping, Encoding, Decoding, Burning
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Advanced MP3 Home Studio is one of the successful all in one MP3 software programs, competing with the likes of Virtuosa Gold and Music Match Jukebox. With Advanced MP3 Home Studio you can rip your CD collection to MP3 or WAV, convert between MP3 and WAV, burn custom CDs, and play your MP3 collection.
The program rips and encodes with very high quality and speed. You can easily tap into the Freedb database through the program to name your ripped files automatically which is a huge help in any project. For encoding, the program uses the LAME MP3 encoder which is one of the finest around. You can easily adjust the type of file you want to rip to (MP3 or WAV) and choose the quality of the MP3 file with the bitrate selector. Decoded files also sounded good and converted quickly. The burn process was smooth with only one annoyance and that was the inability to minimize the program while burning. After speaking with the software developer, this was a quality control procedure to keep users from starting other programs that might interfere with the burn process and create errors.
Overall MP3 Home Studio has a lot going for it. The included MP3 player is very high quality and enjoyable to use with a nice equalizer. I feel it needs a volume control right on the player instead of one click away although that is just a minor personal preference issue. Download and try the entire program below free for a limited amount of time. Registering the full version of the program is only $24.99, an extremely competitive price for all in one MP3 software.