Softpedia Editor's Review for MP3 Workshop
MP3 cut, MP3 combine, MP3 Wav converter, CD Ripper, MP3 player-All In One!
Written by Elena Opris on December 11th, 2012
MP3 Workshop is a tool that helps you to cut, join, rip MP3 files from a CD, convert MP3 to WAV or viceversa.
The user interface may seem blunt at first glance, but this is a straightforward program.
In the Manage section you can create new projects in which you add several MP3 files, in order to use them in other tasks. Here you can also preview audio, edit tags and view information on each MP3 file (size, total time, configuration).
You can convert MP3 to WAV or WAV to MP3, cut and combine files, or rip audio from a CD, while setting sample rate frequency, bitrate, channel and quality, but you can also enable the software to write default tags to new MP3s and overwrite existing files.
A task is completed in a very short amount of time, depending on the size, format type and settings of the audio files, and the sound quality is great.
However, MP3 Workshop also has some downsides. It crashed a few times during our tests, and it froze once when trying to edit MP3 tags. When using the Cut feature, even if you add a single file to the list, make sure you select it before attempting to set the start and end point. Otherwise, you cannot view time.
Also, setting the name for the cut files is not possible. They will have the same name as the source file, so their output directory cannot be the same as the source. The same goes for the Convert function.
We tried creating a MP3 with a different quality (i.e. by adding a single file to the Combine list), but we could not tell the difference between voice and radio quality, and so on.
All in all, MP3 Workshop is a good tool for converting, cutting, combining and ripping audio files from a CD, but it definitely needs some improvements. On the other hand, it uses a low amount of system resources, and it completes a job in no time.
MP3 Workshop description
Here are some key features of "MP3 Workshop":
· User-friendly interface
· Manage all your mp3 files with creating mp3 playlists
· Get and edit mp3 tag information with fully mp3 player function.
· MP3 to Wave, Wave to MP3 converter with changing sample rate, bitrate, channel, quality
· Cut segments from MP3 files and save them in another stand mp3 file or wave file
· Combine multi mp3 files into one mp3 file or a wave file
· Grab music CD tracks to mp3 files or wave files
· Can only process 20 files