Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Posted by Jason Dunn in "SOFTWARE" @ 06:34 AM
This program was referenced in a discussion thread, and I wish I had found it earlier - it looks like exactly what I'm looking for! It works with tracks from Napster, Yahoo Music, iTunes, Wal-Mart, and every other service I've ever heard of (and many I haven't). I imagine it simply plays back the song and records it via the analog loophole. I routinely buy digital singles from MSN Music, because most of their tracks are 160 kbps VBR, which is much higher quality than most online stores. But I hate the hassle of DRM, so I always burn a CD then re-rip it back to 256 kbps CBR MP3. I've listened very closely to hear a drop in quality from the double-transcode, and I can't hear any problems. Having to burn a CD and re-enter all the metadata manually is a huge waste of time (and a CD), so this program looks like it might be exactly what I need. Has anyone used it? What are your impressions of it? The price of $14.90 USD is cheap, so if it works it might be a good solution.