OS: Win 95/98/NT/2000
Installed Size: ?
Function: Ripping, Encoding, Decoding
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Birdcage Software has combined Rip N'Coder, Wave Fix, and
Jukebox Decoder into one package called MPAction Tools. The mp3 converter combination
lets you extract audio from CD, edit the WAVE files (including track
splitting for recording from LP), encode to MP3, and even decode MP3s to WAVE
One cool feature about the software is that you can choose right
click conversion and playing options during installation. This allows to
simply right click on MP3 or WAVE files anywhere on your computer to start the
conversion process or simply test play them. However, one annoying problem
is that in order to use the LAME encoder, you have to register the
program. This seems like a cheap shot since LAME is a free program.
I had LAME installed on my computer but could not connect it into the program
without registering. You could get around this by simply ripping to WAVE
and then encoding with LAME outside of MPAction Tools.
I was extremely impressed though by the speed and accuracy of
the ripper. A 30+MB WAVE file only took about 10 seconds to rip in normal
mode which is absolutely incredible. The accuracy was nearly flawless and sounded
just like it did on the CD. The decoder was harder to use though and
I still can't get it to work correctly.
Best use for this program is for ripping. I would use
other programs for decoding. Use freeware LAME
to do your encoding.