Developer: Litex Media
OS: Win 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP
Installed Size: 2.89MB
Function: Ripping, Encoding, Decoding
Advanced WMA Workshop
The Advanced WMA Workshop is a tool to create WMA files and convert WMA to MP3. Simply add an existing WAV or MP3 file to the software queue and convert it to WMA. The program now includes a ripping tool to convert to WMA straight from CD. Overall, the software is easy to use and converts fairly quickly. I was very happy with the 96kbps WMA file I converted from a test track WAV file, it sounded better than 128kbps MP3 and of course resulted in a smaller file size.
One other strong point with the program is the ability to batch convert a number of files at once, a sure time saver if you desire to convert multiple files. If you want to prepare your existing WMA files for CD burning, Advanced WMA Workshop provides a decoder to convert WMA to WAV. A very nice little program overall and well worth the money for what it does.
The shareware version is available for a 14 day free trial. After that, you can register it for full capabilities (batch encode more than 5 tracks at a time, encode WMA files to 192kbps for highest quality, free upgrades for life, and more).