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AudialsOne

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder AudialsOne

This do-it-all multimedia program finds music and videos for you, downloads them, plays them, and organizes them. It lets you handle them in a variety of ways, such as by burning CDs and DVDs and editing music ID3 tags. And that's just the start. AudialsOne also synchs the files with your mobile device, and converts media between a variety of formats. You can also record Internet radio and save it as files, and even remove digital rights management (DRM) from files.

That's the good news. Now here's the bad news: It's a big, unwieldy program that's in essence a collection of individual modules, rather than a well-thought-out, integrated piece of software. And at more than 100 MB, this is a whopper of a download. It takes 20 minutes or more to install, so unless you need all of its considerable features, you may be content to use a lighter-weight program. Still, if you're looking for an everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink multimedia program, give it a whirl.

Note: This link takes you to the vendor's site, where you can download the latest version of the software.



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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder AudialsOne

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