Date Added:Apr. 19, 2002
Downloads Last Week:3
Its small. It does what it says and does it well. You can easily select your bitrate, output destination, and encoder. If need batch conversion of a lot of .mp3 or .wav files then this is your program.
It's out of date installer.
I like it and have used it for years. (For example: Downloaded an Audiobook and some moron encoded all the .mp3's at 320kbs (CD Quality) when 64Kbs (FM Radio Quality) is more than sufficient for audiobooks...Bamm, batch convert the entire book to 64kbs and save some HDD space.
As for this having a VIRUS...I think our previous poster (drvanhelsing) is on drugs....Ive used this program for nearly 10 years now and have reinstalled and have re-downloaded this program on many occasions without incident.
I was instaling this program and I founded a malware called: Win 32:CIH-C (trj) VPS version: 000758-0 on the file: c:/MPEGSUIT/mp3.dll/(ASPACK)
Please dont install!!!!
It features basically all the audio formats you can think of, the program comes with a whole bunch of other free software that are actually pretty good and yet manage to remain pretty light on the hard drive, and it's bloody fast, too.
The interface follows the strict design template of 1989 (see:blocky and 265-coloured)
Reply by dimeadeboy21 on July 11, 2007
That was a response to another software, not this one. I'm so sorry for the confusion... By the way, I found a Trojan Horse in my download of this!
Is infected with a Trojan Horse
I'm very fussy about my music. I want the highest frequency response, etc. I don't mind using multiple programs to rip CDs and then convert them to .mp3 if it will result in a high-quality end product.
I tried most of the free .mp3 encoders here and found MPEG Suite to be the best for several reasons:
* Choice of encoders (although I would have liked to see Fraunhofer, too)
* One of the better user interfaces
* Highest frequency response
I used a spectrum analyzer on all the encoders I tried and Plugger will consistently deliver in excess of 20 KHz, which approaches true CD frequency and fidelity. (Yes, I know there's more to music than just raw frequency, but that added response enhances an already good signal.)
All in all, an excellent software package, and possibly the best of the free encoders. There are features I don't need and will probably never use, since all I was looking for was a simple encoder that's better than the other freeware.
The user interface, although intuitive and straight-forward, could be better. For example, it maintains a fixed column width that sometimes makes seeing the whole song title more difficult. It would also be helpful to separate configuration options from the music selection options. And, once the directory is called up and you have decided what you want to encode, there is no good reason to put the user through a second step to select them and move them to another column.
Since there is more than one encoder to choose from, this is obviously a 'front end' program to execute command line functions, and it would be great to be able to choose external codecs not included in this program.
This program can convert a five minute WAV file to MP3 in under five seconds. It does require that you CONFIGURE IT BEFORE USING! I think this is why it gets bad reviews from others. I've used this program in different versions for several years now. It even works under WinXP x64 where other freeware programs tend to crash or simply not load at all. If you REALLY know how to use a computer, this program works. If you are an appliance operator, find another program.
The program does what it needs to do perfectly. But it lacks the CODEC for Fraunhofer, my preferred encoding method.
This program will decompress mp3s to .wavs and compress .wavs to mp3s. It will also decompress and recompress, converting bit rates. Though it does not convert to VBR, it can convert existing VBR mp3s to .wav. It supports bit rates from crappy 48 all the way to unholy 320 kb/s. It includes three choices of codecs; the default one sounds crisp, CD-like, and not watery or distorted at a bit rate of 128.
Available as both a Windows 2000 and a 98 version in the same install--be sure to choose the correct version. (For XP it is the Win2K. See also cons.) Be sure after installing to click the Configure tab.
And, I'm making it sound a lot harder than it is. It's really very point-and-shoot once you get past the Configure tab.
If running XP SP2, be sure to use the Win2K version, or else you'll end up like some of the one star reviewers.
I've run it successfully on four seperate computers, but on all four systems, the program has crashed when trying to drag and drop some mp3s from some folders. (You can always safely drag and drop from the desktop, so this glitch can be worked around with the extra step.)
Another reason why some of the one-star reviewers got nothing was that when the program is first installed, one must select an output directory for both encoder and decoder in the Configure tab. If you try to run it without choosing these first, the program will sit and twiddle its thumbs indefinitely.
Reply by Pharmboy on April 14, 2005
I figured out what the problem was.
Reply by Pharmboy on April 14, 2005
Configure Tab? Where do I find that. I ran the install, selected the compatabilty to Windows 2000 under Compatability in the properties menu (I'm running XP) and I still get an error report message.
it?s very good
it?s very good
super easy to use program.
great little program for converting wav. to mp3. etc., highly recommended
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|Publisher web site||http://ec2000.xperiment.net/|
|Release Date||April 19, 2002|
|Date Added||April 19, 2002|
|Category||MP3 & Audio Software|
|Subcategory||Rippers & Converting Software|
|Operating Systems||Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP|
|Additional Requirements||Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP|
|Downloads Last Week||3|