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Shareware allows you to download and try the software before you have to pay the registration price.
Software usually allows a limited use of functions or a time period before the trial expires.

Key:  Encoding (convert to MP3) -- Decoding (convert MP3 to WAV) -- Ripping (convert CD audio to MP3 or WAV) -- 
Burning (convert MP3 or WAV to CD)


editor's excellence awardAn extremely good program, one of the best at what it does
try it  Try it. This program is worth downloading and messing with.  A very good program.
potential Potential.  Some good things about the program but some key weaknesses hold it back.
don' bother  Don't bother.  Program has many flaws that keep it from being used without a headache.


Functions Ratings Trial Features

Audio MP3 Maker - Ripping and encoding with Blade encoder. (Win 95/98/2000/ME/NT)

Ripping, Encoding NA Will only convert half a disc to MP3.  Register for $29.95
Awave Audio - Dedicated file converter with batch conversion ability to handle large volumes of files  (Win 95/98/2000/ME/NT/XP)  Decoding potential Try for 30 days. Register for $59.95
AudioWriter - Easily drag & drop your music tracks from all your audio CDs, or convert WAV/MP3 files to the right format to write on your CD.  (Win 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP) Ripping, Burning, Encoding, Decoding try it 30 day fully functional demo.  Register for $29.95

Blaze Media Pro - All-in-one application supports all popular formats of audio & video conversions (CD to WAV; CD to MP3; CD to WMA; WAV to MP3; MP3 to WAV; WAV to WMA; WMA to WAV; AVI to MPG; MPG to AVI; etc), playlists, audio editing/recording, video constructing and decompiling.  (Win 95/98/2000/NT/XP)

Ripping, Encoding, Decoding, Burning

Try for 15 days. Register for $50

Cakewalk Pyro - Rip from CD, LP, or cassettes to MP3/WAV, export to RIO or NOMAD portable players  (Win 95/98) Ripping, Burning NA Crippled functions. Register for $39
CDCopy -- Supports numerous encoders and decoders, default encoding with BladeEnc.  Encode to MP3, WMA, Real Audio, AAC, VQF, and more.  Register for CD Burning (Win 95/98/NT/2000) Ripping, Encoding, Decoding, Burning NA Try for 30 days.  Register for $20.
CDMaster32 Burn MP3 to audioCD, rip CD to WAV or CD to MP3 encoding.  Audio CD player features quick access to the Internet to display album and track information.  Supports WinAmp compatible skins. Option to record and save CD tracks to your hard drive.  MP3 tagging and playlisting. (Win 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP) Burning, Encoding, Decoding try it 30 day trial and limited recording.  Register for $30
CDRoller - Rips, encodes, and even has data recovery ability. (Win 95/98/ME) Ripping, Encoding NA 14 day fully functional trial. Register for $39.95.
CD-Runner 2002 - Media player and ripper with a cool hi-fi interface. Will encode with external encoder (Win 95/98/NT/2000) Ripping potential 30 day trial.  Register for $19.95
CD Studio - Rip to .wav, .wma, or .asf.  (Win 95/98/NT)  Ripping


Price and evaluation info unknown.
CD Stripper - Record from CD, tapes or other audio sources to MP3 or WAV (Win 95/98 NT/2000/ME) Ripping, Encoding NA Crippled features.  Register for $15.
CD to MP3 Maker - MP3 making software with normalization, ID3 tag editing, and bitrate options.  (Win 95/98/NT/2000/ME) Ripping, Encoding, Decoding Rip 8 tracks.  Register for $29.95
Cool Edit 2000 - Slimmed down version of Cool Edit Pro with MP3 converting capabilities (Win 95/98/ NT/2000/ME/XP) Ripping, Encoding, Decoding potential Encode only 60 seconds of track.  Register for $69
Cool Edit Pro - Needs Fraunhofer plugin to support .mp3 format.  Mostly an audio editor  (Win 95/98 NT/2000/ME/XP) [view MP3 Decoder test] Encoding, Decoding with plugin NA Trial allows 30 min. sessions.  Register for $399
Dart CD-Recorder - Burn MP3 or WAV to audio CD with on the fly burning.  (Win 95/98/NT/2000/ME) Ripping, Burning NA 30 day trial.  Register for $49.95
Name/Site Functions Ratings Trial Features
Easy CD-DA Extractor - Incorporates latest LAME encoder, decoder capabilities, sound normalizer, and now a burning feature  (Win 95/98/2000/NT/ME/XP) Ripping, Encoding, Decoding, Burning try it Trial capabilities unknown.  Register for $29.95
EMP3-N-Coder - VBR and batch encoding, easy to use interface  (Win 95/98/2000) Encoding NA Trial capabilities unknown.  Register for $14.95
EncodeIT - Encoder supporting MP3, WMA, AAC, VQF, MP4.  (Win 98) Encoding NA Try 50 times before registration.  Register for $20
Fast CD Ripper - Convert CD audio to MP3, WMA, WAV, or OGG Vorbis formats.  (Win 95/98/NT/2000/XP) Ripping Encoding try it Try for 14 days.  Register for $24.95
Feurio - Advanced audio grabbing technology, multi-tasking capabilities, can work with MP3 codec to burn to CD.  (Win 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP) Ripping, Burning  NA  Fully functional for unknown period.  Register for $29
Fireburner  - Convert MP3 to CD with on the fly decoding and burning.   (Win 95/98/NT/2000)  Burning NA Fully functional 15 day trial. Register for $33.95

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