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Audials One 9 Standard Giveaway
$79.90 (for Platinum edition)

Giveaway of the day — Audials One 9 Standard

Audials One Hooks You Up with Music – Quickly, Legally and Free!
$79.90 (for Platinum edition) EXPIRED
User rating: 532 (52%) 487 (48%) 96 comments

Audials One 9 Standard was available as a giveaway on July 31, 2012!

Today Giveaway of the Day
free today
Data transfer tool between iOS and Android devices.

Audials hooks you up with music around the clock. Just enter the preferred genre, artist, album or song title, and Audials will provide you with your desired music – either by recording from one of the 60,000 Internet radio stations or via direct download from a website. Audials One Can Record Anything Audio Online!

Whenever you can listen to music on a website or via a stream player, Audials can record that music for you and then automatically save it for you as an MP3 file. No matter if it is a streaming service like Simfy or a music portal such as Last.fm, Grooveshark or Spotify.

Upgrade to Platinum within Audials One 9 Standard at a discount! You can compare the versions here.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7 at least SP2; 1 GHz CPU; 1 GB HD space; 1 GB RAM; DSL internet access


RapidSolution Software



File Size:

84.8 MB


$79.90 (for Platinum edition)

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Installed program, but the next day it said I was only testing the product and needed to enter a code which I never received. I will uninstall.

Reply   |   Comment by Nunya  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#82 - DonP -- Sorry, but you must have misread the chart linked in 17 and 59; it does record radio stations from the internet, but you don't have the extra features of the timer or wish list unless you upgrade.

Reply   |   Comment by internetexplorer  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Well, it's far too late to do anything about it, but I thought I should mention it.

While the portable version correctly activated as the "Standard" version of Audials, the full pc install did not do so.
That is shown as the "Free".
There are a very few differences between them, but still it would have been nice to have the installed version activate fully.

There was no issue with the install to explain why the portable activated and the other did not. I am at a bit of a loss to explain this.

Reply   |   Comment by Kailey  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I'm probably one of the biggest critics of most software offered but, those of you posting slamming this software are delusional. This software is great. The features and tweaks are endless. I especially like the ringtone maker. Awesome work RapidSolution Software

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I was looking forward to trying this software but the installation dialogue is in German so I quit since English is my language. Thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Diane  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Win XPSP3 installed and register OK .

Advance instal places it where you want and untick if you dont want to be part of their usage statistics , etc.

The search function is brilliant in finding what ever Music you are looking for and for me it is worth that as a search engine alone.

Right click on any song and click to play or record. It recorded and converted flawlessly.

This version will not let you record any video without paying to up grade. It will play the video however.

So you can use other software if you have it, that records video playing on your screen , or hover over the search title and it brings up , the site hosting the song and the exact title .

You can then browse to the site yourself , find and play the video , and record video for free with something " download helper" a free plugin for firefox .

All those people who grip "is it legal " make me sick . If you even have to ask the question , don't download it and don't use it, but dont try and put sensible people off.

The analogy I would give is you are only supposed to drive a car if you have passed your test and have a license. It is your choice whether you drive or not.

However these spoil sports would try to put people off buying a new car on the grounds of , is it legal to drive it! The same sort of people who probably end up in jobs as parking enforcement or health and safety gone mad , or anything to impose and restrict the freedoms of the masses , which is against the ethos of the internet.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

In Defense of Audials One 9

Tonight I needed to record a live webinar. That was easily and effectively done by using Audials native screen recording feature.

The company hosting the webinar employed anti-recording measures that initially defeated Audials 'automatic detection' and record feature. But Audials has a manual mode...that nothing on the web can beat. Learn to use Audials advanced features and you will be able to record anything you want anywhere on the Internet. No video or song is safe from Audials.

On the other hand, other posters are dead right about the developer's deceptive advertising about this so-called Standard version vs Platinum version. When I bought Audials 8 and later v9, there was only one PAID version available...it is simply called Audials One 9.

My previous post reported the developer's other unsavory business practices....but hey, if copping music and movies is your bag, then Audials is your software...no other software under $100 does it so well. Also, you will quickly recover your 'investment' in buying Audials from the ton of money saved by never having to buy music ever again!

Reply   |   Comment by Preston Mitchell  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Well this was a waste of TIME and hard drive space. It took forever to download (after the download was interupted sevral times), it took forever to install (at least 30 minutes if it didn't crash), and takes forever to start AND stop (crashes every time). I tried it on four computers and each oe had the same issues. It was SO BAD I just had to comment so others don't wasted their time. $80 for this frustration? Stick with RealPlayer, iTunes, WinAmp, Pandora, etc. ALL FREE and tried-and-true programs. THUMBS DOWN!

Reply   |   Comment by Bern-Dog  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I bought the platinum version of this program a few years ago and it was "okay". My main issue was that it was hard to start, buggy and frequently crashed. Multiple re-installs didn't help. It was an all or nothing proposition, either it worked that day or it didn't - no rhyme or reason as to why. Multiple requests for tech support went unanswered (to this day I have not heard from them).

Before I purchased the platinum version, I also got this free SE version and quickly outpaced it's meager offerings, so I went all the way and got the platinum, but it took up HUGE space on my HDD and only worked 50% of the time.

My experience, for what it's worth - this is a great idea, with a great interface, but don't expect it to work all the time or even half the time. And almost $80 for the full version is WAY, WAY, WAY out of line.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Johnnson  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

ERRATUM - I meant Rapid Solution not Rapid Share. Sorry for the mistake.

Reply   |   Comment by Weezie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

As for the software itself, Rapid Share usually offer decent products BUT as already mentioned, why the discrepancy in version? Is it Standard or Platinum? Without the "About" button it's impossible to know. I think that knowing which version we are getting is a MUST not an option! So is there any way that this question could be answered? Please and thanks GOTD and Rapid Share.

Have a nice day/evening everyone :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Weezie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#68 - No, you're wrong about one thing: Playing a normal free-standing consumer-type radio, without extra amplification or speakers, in a business is still legal under a long-standing exception, but that only applies to standard commercial and public broadcast stations, not Muzak or other such special services, which you would professional equipment for anyway since they are encoded and transmitted on separate channels.

Reply   |   Comment by internetexplorer  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The program installed with no problem--but it says it has not been activated even though the "automatic" activation from GOTD says it was "successfully activated". What's the deal?

Reply   |   Comment by Trojanhors  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Two thumbs up!!! Downloaded and installed quickly...no problems. Worked great. Was able to listen to some great songs. Beat listening to the regular radio. And no commercial too! :) If you like listening to music, give this software a try. You'll pleasantly surprised as I was!

Reply   |   Comment by Acura1  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

according to the publisher's product comparison, you cannot record music from the web unless you pay to upgrade to the Platinum version. Their own document says that function isn't available on the "standard" version offered here. Meaning, of course, that this program is pointless and worthless unless you pay for to upgrade, discount notwithstanding. I love ya, GAOTD, but I'm passing on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by DonP  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

songr : 16 audio search engines. Free. Play and download music. Search by lyrics: Type some words and get the name of the song and an audio preview. Search by artist, convert etc. Also portable.

Reply   |   Comment by Roland  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Fun to use. Installed w/o problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Daral3  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

This also has an option to load to a USB drive (i.e., portable) and per the help file, can be loaded to as many usb drives as you like... Neat!

Reply   |   Comment by Mike M  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Like several others here, I also benefited from an Audials One 100% off 24-hour discount offer on another Internet software specialist site. It was a couple of months ago, but the version I DL'd seems no different to the 'standard' version which other posters have identified today.

I ran this possibly $80 app two months ago -- note: 'possibly' -- but couldn't then figure out just what it was this European/Chinese developer was actually offering. The same confusion continues on today: the developer here on GAOTD talks about a 'Standard' version and has even compiled a Standard/SE versus'Platinum' version comparison table, but away from GAOTD, doesn't talk about any such versions / editions at all. Why not??

I suspected - where the other site was concerned -- that the alleged 100%-off discount was actually nothing of the kind, and that the developer was finessing the facts. And the facts are pretty simple to deduce if one is to go by the developer's own website:

1) There is no Standard version of the Audials app;

2) There is no Platinum version of the Audials app;

3) There is only *one* Audials app and its current (latest) version is Version 9, hence: Audials One 9.

This version is available to anyone, anywhere, entirely free of charge from the Audials website, in the following guise:

'Download the demo without registering and get acquainted with a portion of the available features with no strings attached. The demo will quickly hook you up with an overview of its functions.'

The developer couldn't be more explicit: Audials One 9 can be downloaded at no cost in demo form, where "a portion" of its features can be used but, obviously, a portion cannot.

My experience of the Audials One 9 app as downloaded at 100% discount from the other site was that it was the demo version. It had no intrinsic value because no demo ever does have any intrinsic value.

A developer may be forgiven for making a genuine mistake in formulating a giveaway or discount offer. But forgiveness starts to be hard to come by when yet another giveaway appears on the horizon and where there is, yet again, an implicit confusion about just what is and is not being offered on the basis of what retail price.

I doubt I was alone last time around in seeking clarification from the developer (and got nowhere.) I'm therefore not going to waste time on dealing with that same developer today, because there's no good reason at all why the information it has caused to be placed on GAOTD is at such marked variance with the information it publishes on its own website.

There are also three other reasons for staying clear:

1) I have no idea where the $80 retail price quoted here on GAOTD was conjured from. The developer's own website has the *full* product readily available for download at £39.90 GBP (around $67 US):


2) The developer had ample opportunity at the other giveaway site to participate in the comments section and explain precisely what was being offered, but did not. So far, I see no sign of the developer bothering to come on here either to explain anything, either; and finally:

3) I uninstalled Audials One 9 last time because it simply didn't work for me. (There is, however, a caveat here: software such as this can be territory-dependent. I live in the UK. Where you live might make a difference to the results you get -- that's why I said, it didn't work "for me".) However, the app was much too slow and seemingly buggy, though things could well have improved since then.

I'm mildly surprised nevertheless to find that there's no mention on here of the long-established freeware Nexus Radio:


In my experience, it has proven to be reliable, exceptionally comprehensive and with a superb GUI. Yes, it is ad supported, but the cleverness that has been put into the app's engineering is mirrored in the cleverness of how its supporting ads are presented.

If Rapid Solutions Software is serious about pitching its $80 (?) software against the Nexus Radio freeware, then it's to be hoped it will do a better job in future in how it presents its product to the consumer: whatever the current retail price may be, that's a heck of a lot of money for something which, in my experience, offered little that wasn't deliverable by Nexus (I'm excluding the in-built Audials conversion facility: that can be done by any of a host of audio-related freeware re-samplers.)

Thanks then, GAOTD, but no thanks. None of the foregoing is in any way a criticism of GAOTD or its ethos -- just that I do wonder, where this particular developer is concerned, if it fully understands that the GAOTD concept, and GAOTD community, is founded on the principle of clarity -- not confusion.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

I've read thru all the comment and have not found the answer to my question. How do you get the LICENSE KEY or the ACTIVATION KEY??? Or am I not understanding something and you do not need them? I really like this software and would be very disappointing if it would not run tomorrow because I didn't activate it right.

Reply   |   Comment by murphyslawqt  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Nice Giveaway! Clean look and intuitive design. For those who didn't bother to check there are many options for stuff like sound quality.
It found 2 out of 3 fairly obscure artists in its search, but one that
may have too many familiar words in the title brought tons of results
and I ended the search early. Recorded songs without any problems.
Thought it was strange to have so many audial folders in my documents,
but you can change where to download them. I don't understand why this didn't get more thumbs up. Are there too many picky people out there, or are software competitors trying to keep the ratings negative?

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

My main drive is assigned to "H", so useless to me unfortunately.

Reply   |   Comment by trish  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

The install file is not working for me. After I click on it, it tells me to extract and just stalls. For some odd reason its in germen too...

Anyone else getting this error?

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

@62 in the options you can set the amount of time that can be missing from beginning or end as well as manual editing.

Reply   |   Comment by dekx  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

todays download keeps crashing when i open it im running windows 7 with 8 gigs ram

Reply   |   Comment by Darryn Armstrong  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

@54 just wondering when you updated audials 8 to 9 and got the trial version did you try to use your previous activation code? when i have updated the old activation code was still valid.

Reply   |   Comment by dekx  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

You can find an explanation on legal concerns of ripping music via radio at this link. It covers most Countries Uk Europe USA Germany...

As far as I'm aware it is not illegal to copy music from the radio for your own personal use in Canada. The only time I heard of someone getting in trouble was an old lady selling copies of music and movies in front of a retail store to make money.

I've recently heard of a higher court ruling that prevents artist to collect extra money for music off websites or something like that. I believe this was in the USA. Google new rulings on music

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

awesome i still have adials 8 from the last giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Devon  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

In the US, you can not use radio for commercial use with out license from artist or rep- this includes playing the radio loud enough to be heard in a restaurant. Copying and distribution, even if no fee is involved, is prohibited. Copying for personal use is a gray area.

Reply   |   Comment by Welkerlaw  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

84 MB?! I will stick with Radiosure.


Reply   |   Comment by koko  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

RapidSolutions not rapid enough. Install took a long time. I thought it was hanging, but eventually (10 minutes?) it finished. Then, it was slow to launch. Then, after finally opening, it hangs no matter what I click on. Eventually, Windows just kills the process. So, when I go to uninstall, Revo finds 60 remaining registry items. I just choose the ones I know are Audial for certain (30 of them), but I suspect my registry is a bit more cluttered than before for a program I couldn't even get to work. Revo, after program uninstall, also found 35 "leftover files and folders" that I chose to delete after the program's not very thorough uninstaller was finished. Windows 7, 32-bit Lenovo laptop.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

#52, The Big Cheese: according to the article you quoted unless this software pays royalties to the Copyright Office's DART fund based upon end users recording of material, like the sale of Audio CD-R's do for each item sold then this software because the media is not Digital Audio Recording specific (being the computers generic hard drive) see:

"Unresolved questions
Still, the AHRA was unsuccessful in its attempt to "conclusively ... resolve this debate" over the legality of home taping. Section 1008 explicitly allows private, noncommercial home copying with "analog" devices and media. The primary difficulty lies in the definition of "digital audio recording device". Though there are no reliable figures on the subject, the meager returns to the Copyright Office's DART fund amidst widespread copying and dissemination of digital music suggests that a great deal of copying, noncommercial or otherwise, is accomplished using devices not covered by the AHRA. For these devices, including MP3 players, computer hard drives, and most CD burners and CD-Rs, the section 1008 exemption, which applies only to copies made with a "digital audio recording device" as defined by the act, may not apply."

it is NOT covered by the AHRA but instead is covered by the later DMCA blanket prohibition against circumventing copy protection mechanisms.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

There are two international treaties to which almost all countries in the world are signatories to (notable exceptions tend to be communist & more lawless third-world countries). In effect, all copyright holders are guaranteed a minimum of rights based on either the creator's home country or typically the user's country, and in some instances, users may be subject to a combination of copyright restrictions from both countries - so every case is different. In all jurisdictions, there are (some) fair use allowances.

When you purchase a book / CD / DVD / digital download, you are purchasing a license to use the content for personal use - in most cases, family & household use is allowed. If you buy a disc, rip or copy it, and then sell the used CD, you are considered to have abandoned the personal use license, and, are now illegally keeping a copy. When a broadcaster broadcasts a program, a public performance license fee is paid to the copyright owner of the broadcast content. Yes, YouTube pays royalties to all the major studios and has regularly been served and honoured takedown notices, and Google has gotten into trouble over some Google Books.

Fair use typically allows you to record a broadcast for personal timeshifting. Long-term archival for personal use is technically illegal in many jurisdictions. Long-term archive of short excerpts of complete works is allowed (i.e. no licensing fee required). Transcoding (with or without breaking of digital locks) is now illegal in some jurisdictions. Thus, ripping the audio from a YouTube video or creating your own mixer "tape" / "CD" could be construed as technically illegal acts. For personal use, none of these acts have generally triggered civil or criminal prosecution.

If you turn around and give a mixer CD to a friend, copy a song from your system to their MP3 player, or copy a DVD borrowed from a library, there has been prosecutions, and both the giver and the recipient are liable. Where it is most actionable is when neither party has paid proper licensing fees. This concept has been the basis for RIAA's attacks against Kazza, torrent sites, etc.

Many libraries do not have certain books, ebooks, CDs or DVDs from some publishers - they had been served notice, and could not afford the higher fees for a license similar in concept to a public performance license. Some libraries technically operate illegally until they've been caught - the blanket library association agreement does not cover specific situations (yes I know some librarians).

One of my friends is a professional DJ. He pays an annual blanket royalty fee through the professional organization that allows him to DJ most lower-profitablity / not-general public events (e.g. weddings, charity fundraisers, school dances). For higher-profit events, and large events, his playlist must be recorded and submitted for specific royalty fee determination. He may play music that he has purchased a personal license for or has otherwise obtained a license for (i.e. he bought the CD or digital download, or has been given a promo CD by the record company or artist), but playing music ripped from a broadcast or indiscriminately downloaded is a violation.

So, using Audials One or other similar tools strictly for personal use is not illegal and not likely to result in the copyright police chasing you even if you transcode & archive: Using it to rip the audio from a YouTube video may be a violation, depending on your jurisdiction; using it to build a library of recorded broadcasts would be illegal. If however, you are a DJ or other commercial entity, fully using Audials One would result in trouble.

As far as Audials One is concerned, it has been offered before, and I'm not fond of the results. When you rip from a broadcast, the start & end positions tend to be somewhat inaccurate to begin with. With Audials One, the MP3 encoder buffers are not filled with blanks at the beginning & end, sometimes resulting in harsh crackles at the beginning & end of songs as well. The quality of the songs are completely at the mercy of what the broadcaster or YouTube uploader did - if the quality was poor to begin with, it can only get worse. Though it does help to organize webcasts in an orderly fashion, it does not work they way I want it to (personal choice).

Reply   |   Comment by CompNetTeach  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

This is one complicated set of software - many things to set up and many things might go wrong. The user interface is not intuitive. Audials support has been typically poor.
Recommend Abelssoft youtube song downloader - free and easy. For $10 more you can get the plus version which offers music from more venues. When you search, remember to spell abelssoft with two s's:

Reply   |   Comment by Classic Car Nut  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I've tried several streaming music recorders in the past - almost all separate the songs using title data sent over the streaming service - this is offset from the actual music so every song has the beginning chopped off and ~10 seconds of the next song on the end. I have no wish to manually edit all of these songs.

How does Audials deal with this ? How can I get whole songs that don't need manual editing?

Reply   |   Comment by Shae.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thanks Audials and GAOD!!
This looks like fun, installed in English no problem,...
Win7 64 home
Seems to be running just fine,...
Delighted its portable!!! I've had so
many computers die on me, its a pain reinstalling,..
(when you can! Not in this case!) Great to see
more companies realizing that portable is fabulous
and easier for people to deal with! (yeah,.. started
with Atari years ago- they never wrote crap to the system.
Everything in its own folder!)Even better we get to run things from
small usb devices we can carry around with us!!!
Hurray for some fun!!

Reply   |   Comment by Martina  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Isn't the main difference between this software and other internet radio apps that this one will let you search by song or artist, and also searches for video?

Don't get me wrong, this isn't the best program in the world--but I feel like I've used every "radio" program out there, and none of them had the same features as this.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

#9, Muse: well observed, the feature differences between the commercial version of the product and this free special edition are listed in the pdf file linked to in the last line of the description or here http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Comparision_AudialsOne9_-EN.pdf

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I have been using the paid version for years now. All these people making negative comments that haven't even tried it are blowing me away. And, to compare this software to free stuff, you get what you pay for. I used the standard version for music for years and finally brought myself to pay extra for the platinum so I could record video as well. What a cool tool. Love it.

Reply   |   Comment by HungryHippo  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

I've been using Radiosure form years. It's free and have a portable version.

Reply   |   Comment by edu  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I had Audials 8 Standard, and it played nicely on my system. Today offering (Audials 9 Standard) prevents my Realtek Audio driver from loading. When I installed Audials, I got the following error message over and over and over again until I rebooted: "Access violation at address 0041B311 in module 'RTHDCPL.EXE'. Write of address 007461A0." After rebooting my audio driver fails to load. So, I am uninstalling Audials now.
My motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DQ6 rev 1.0
My system: Windows XP SP3 32-bit

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

I've been using their RadioTracker for a year. It works great! This give away seems like the same product but with a few more bells and whistles. They also have given me good customer service.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

WOW! What a Great GOTD GIFT TODAY! Grab Audials while you can!

I first purchased Audials 8 and then upgraded to Audials 9. So, my opinion here is based upon several years of experience with using this software.

Audials offers a broad array of multimedia features.

Audials is probably the best tool for capturing video and audio from the Internet. It allows me to capture video from sites that try to block copying their content, such as Adobe TV's tut videos.

Audials is probably the very best tool for finding and listening to Internet radio from around the world. Plus, Audials easily records streaming music...even when the source attempts to block recording.

Audials also has a nice set of Video and Audio conversion features. So, you convert the content you captured to another format, which is handy for converting web video to formats suitable for mobile devices. (Sure, video conversion programs are a dime a dozen, but it is nice to do the capture and conversion from within one program.)

My FIRST COMPLAINT is that Audials tech support is very unsupportive. If you ever have an issue (with even a PAID version), you are totally on your own.

SECONDLY. Audials the company employs disreputable business practices, especially when it comes to upgrades. AUDIALS FORCED ITS VERSION 9 UPGRADE UPON ITS VERSION 8 CUSTOMERS. Yes, it is true.

One day while using Audials 8, the software notified me about an update. The update simply said 'would you like to update Audials now'. So, I did. And I ended up with a TRIAL VERSION of Audials 9. REPEAT...the update forced a trial version of Audials 9 and overwrote my PAID version of Audials 8.

The Audials 8 Update Notice never mentioned that the update would install Audials 9. When I complained to customer service about that, they rudely and tersely told me to uninstall version 9 and reinstall version 8. BUT, HA, HA, easier said than done...which leads into my biggest issue with Audials.

AUDIALS DOES NOT UNINSTALL CLEANLY. It leaves behind a big mess of registry keys. Even Revo Uninstaller was challenged by trying uninstall Audials. ALSO, I never could get Audials 8 to work quite right after uninstalling TRIAL version 9. That's how I ended up buying Audials 9!

IN CONCLUSION, Audials is an excellent software...but its developer is a big skunk!

DISCLOSURE: This review speaks about the PAID version installed on my PC (W7 Pro SP1 x64). This GOTD 'Standard' version may not be the exact same thing as the PAID version (probably not). AND based upon my experiences with Audials' developer, I suspect today's gift contains a hook somewhere to get you to buy their 'true' retail version.

Reply   |   Comment by Preston Mitchell  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+67)

about the legal stuff regarding downloading streamed content
just do yourself a favor, use common sense and you are OK to go with this as long as you don't sell the mp3 files


Reply   |   Comment by Tawas  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

For those of you in the USA, it appears to me that this is entirely legal. Check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Home_Recording_Act

Reply   |   Comment by The Big Cheese  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

hi, it d/l'd fine but as soon as i run it it crashes with a crash log to send to the developer. i've done this but have had no reply. anyone else seen the problem or any ideas? i would really appreciate them.

win 7 prof. 64bit

Reply   |   Comment by lord scott  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

The sound quality can be lacking. You get what's there.

Reply   |   Comment by Luckey  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Thanks to RapidSolution Software and GOTD.

For those who listen to foreign language songs, please note that the foreign language song title can be cut and pasted into the [Search] field.

The software cannot display the foreign language font. Each word of the song title will appear as a blank square.

But Audials will do the correct search and fetch you the results.
Many of them have blank squares but are playable once you click on them.

Finally, I have no issues with legality.

Please cut the pretensions of moral high ground.

We are just home listeners of songs, no people who reproduce a downloaded song for mass sales. The online song does not have the required technical quality anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

"The program is available for $79.90 (for Platinum edition)"

Why do they list the price for Platinum edition, but give us the Standard edition to download? They're comparing apples to oranges. Why not show the price of the Standard edition?

It would be nice to know the value of what we're getting for free, not the value of the most expensive product they sell that they would like us to buy. This is somewhat disingenuous, and certainly annoying.

Reply   |   Comment by GeekDog  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)

Tried again with AV off; again download ok; installation text all German and refuses to install.

Will stick with Radiosure, reasonable price and works well; have used it for years.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Harris  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
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