CNET Editors' review
AoA Media's Audio Extractor Platinum is an affordable all-in-one digital audio application that bundles the tools you're most likely to need the most often. It incorporates an audio extractor; a converter that handles not only common file types like MP3, WAV, AVI, and WMV, but also less common types like OGG and iPhone Ringtone; a sound recorder; a voice changer; and even karaoke.
AoA Audio Extractor's stylish interface is a bit different, even in the flashy world of mediaware. It's an interactive dialog like Windows Media Center, with four large buttons that call up descriptions of the primary tools when you hover the cursor: Audio Converter, Audio Extractor, Sound Recording, and Karaoke Song Recording. The latter two applications offer some fun functionality, such as the ability to change voices from female to male or adult to child, and vice versa. A full Help menu and close/minimize program buttons complete the sparse layout, but the real action takes place in each function's pop-up control dialog. These are clearly configured and make it extremely simple to select source, format, and destination as well as bit rate and other parameters. Of course we tried the voice-changing feature in the karaoke and sound-recording utilities: it's a simple slider that alters the voice track's pitch, but it's extremely entertaining and usually provokes a laugh.
AoA Audio Extractor offers no audio silver bullet--it simply collects a set of competent audio tools in one easy-to-use format, with a few fun extras that set it apart from the crowd.
Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of AoA Audio Extractor Platinum 2.2.5. The trial version was limited to 50 percent conversion and 3-minute recording.
From AoA Media:
AoA Audio Extractor Platinum is an affordable all-in-one digital audio application that bundles the tools you're most likely to need the most often. It incorporates an audio extractor; a converter that handles not only common file types like MP3, WAV, AVI, and WMV, but also less common types like OGG and iPhone Ringtone; a sound recorder; a voice changer; and even karaoke. Audio Extractor: Extract audio tracks from AVI, MPEG, MPG, FLV (Flash Video), Youtube, DAT, WMV, MOV, MP4, 3GP video files and save them as MP3, WAV, iPhone Ringtone, WMA and AC3 formats. It can also be used to save any portion of the audio of a video file.
Audio Conversion: Convert audio files between different formats, such as MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A, iPhone Ringtone, OGG and AC3. Sound Recording (Capture Audio): Record your voice or any sound from microphone, CD/DVD player and any other input line available with your sound card. Save sound recordings directly to MP3, WAV.Voice Changer: Change your voice in real time by dragging the slider. Karaoke Song Recording You can select a popular song (WAV,MP3) and sing along with the song. AoA Audio Extractor Platinum records your voice while singing, process your voice with real time voice effects.
What's new in this version: Version 2.3.6 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
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"Straightforward to use."
Version: AoA Audio Extractor Platinum 2.2.9
Easy to understand interface.
None so far.
Uses time markers instead of graphics to isolate the portion of the track you want to extract.
Does what it says on the tin, unlike an app such as Audacity which is for pros and tech geeks.
"Does what I need it to do"
Version: AoA Audio Extractor Platinum 2.1.2
This is good when using a video like from google, and youtube. Once you downloaded the video on your desktop and using this to convert and putting it on your ipod.
Effective, Fast, User friendly
I've been trying to find a specific song, but could not find it on iTunes, and the CD is out of print. Using "download helper" to save a video from You Tube and then using AoA Audio Extractor to convert it to mp3 was a snap. I now have my song. And it took all of 2 to 3 minutes from my initial search on YouTube to having an mp3 ready to go.