CNET Editors' review
Audials One is a smooth audio and video downloading tool that doesn't deliver as much as it advertises, but what it does provide performs well.
The program's interface is intuitive to operate, thanks to its sleek color scheme and organization, and looks like it was designed by a high-dollar programmer. We never needed the Help file since things felt so intuitive. Audials One essentially functions as a search engine that sucks up all free instances of music and video on the Web. Typing in an artist's name or song title showed each result and its source, which were mostly YouTube and MySpace. Saving them as WMVs or MP3s took a little longer than we liked but resulted in high-quality files. However, it's surprising that you can't download entire movies as the product description indicates. One positive surprise was the program's built-in conversion feature, which takes any video or music in your collection and converts its file type effortlessly. Overall, this was a great way to find free music, but not helpful for tracking down free movies.
Audials One has a five-day trial period. Though it didn't fully live up to its expectations, we were pleased with its music-finding functionality and still recommend it.
From Audials AG:
With Audials One, a button appears next to videos and films in any browser or stream player giving you recordings with just a click. Simply click the button and Audials automatically saves the video. Audials also records movies from online movie stores, media centers or video streams and saves these files in the desired file format for all of your playback devices automatically. Audials One optimally converts music, audiobooks, videos & movies with preconfigured format profiles for your PC, notebook, Smartphone, Tablet, Netbook, PS3, Xbox & all other portable devices. Audio Formats: WMA, M4P/ M4B, MP3, MP2, WMA, WMA Pro, OGG, AAC, OGG, MPEG-4 AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AC3, AU. Video Formats: WMV, M4V, MP4(MPEG4), TS, MKV, MPEG, MPG, AVI, MOV, FLV, H.264, XVID, DIVX, 3ivx, DV. No matter where you are or which device you use, Audials hooks you up w/the best entertainment. By using your smartphone or any internet-capable device Audials lets you enjoy your media anywhere straight from the clouds. Internet radio player, play podcasts, playlists, videos or movies. Audials One automatically finishes off recorded or preexisting music files with ID3-tags, album covers & song lyrics, & helps you sort your collection.
What's new in this version: Version 10.1 improved radio-Player, Radio Database, Streaming-Recorder for Music, Videos and Movies.
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All versions:4.1 stars
out of 68 votes
Current version:2.0 stars
out of 3 votes
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"Computer hangs on installation; never worked"
Version: Audials One 10.1
There are no "pros" for this product.
Never would install properly, and hangs up the computer. There is NO technical support for installation. They send you to a support site that doesn't even list this product.
It's a waste of time and money.
"Commercial Free Quality Radio"
Version: Audials One 10.1
Great selection of radio stations. All my favorite stations are commercial free. Not sure how that was achieved, but is FANTASTIC!
Program has tendency to crash every now and then. At times the PC must be restarted to get it opened and playing. The interface is crowded, dark and cluttered. The sound is a little tinny/raspy.
The $59 price seems way too high. However, on the other hand I am listening to great music ALL DAY LONG without ads. They need to fix bugs, lower price and create an easier to view interface that is not so crowded. Good piece of software that will only keep getting better.
"Has been defeated."
Version: Audials One 10.1
Used to work.
Windows Media Player and Rhapsody have defeated this as a means of converting their protected WMA files to MP3. Do not buy it for that purpose. It converts a few and then the rights to continue are revoked. You must delete and re-download the Rhapsody files just to play them again with WMP.
Might be useful for some things but not for freeing your Rhapsody downloads.