Every day we offer FREE licensed software you’d have to buy otherwise.

AVS Audio Editor Giveaway
$29.00
EXPIRED

Giveaway of the day — AVS Audio Editor

$29.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 327 (89%) 42 (11%) 109 comments

AVS Audio Editor was available as a giveaway on February 23, 2007!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$24.95
free today
Best Hard Disk Drive Cloning Software.

AVS Audio Editor is feature-rich audio production software. A powerful support of all key audio formats makes AVS Audio Editor a complete tool for an advanced audio management. AVS Audio Editor will be interesting for professionals and amateurs, it is very easy to use, it enables you to perform a lot of operations without any difficulties.

Features Overview

  • create unique music mixing projects and play-list-like sequences on the Timeline for maximum precision and accuracy
  • experiment with lots of effects (fade-in, fade-out), apply filters and enhance your audio recordings. Full support of DirectX filters
  • convert to/from about any format: MP3, WAV, PCM, WMA, OGG, OGM and others
  • record audio data from any input and send it directly to the Editor or use in your mixing projects
  • use integrated visual data analysis tools (waveform, spectral view, frequency analysis)
  • smooth your audio and remove unwanted hiss or other noise with Noise Reduction filters
  • Work Smart! Well-organized, intuitive interface, one-click switch between editing mode speeds up and lighten your audio processing work.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/2003, Intel/AMD compatible processor at 1500 MHz or higher, 256 MB RAM or higher, Windows compatible sound card, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later, administrative permissions (required for program installation and registration), internet connection to register

Publisher:

Online Media Technologies

Homepage:

http://avs4you.com/AVS-Audio-Editor.aspx

File Size:

11.3 MB

Price:

$29.00

GIVEAWAY download basket

Developed by MPCSTAR
Transform media files for playback on various devices.
Developed by VSO Software
View the feedback from multiple IP cameras.

Comments on AVS Audio Editor

Thank you for voting!
Please add a comment explaining the reason behind your vote.
#109

evry time i save a recorded voice and listen to it afterwards, it is always interfere that robot sayng AVS MEDIA THEME! and I dont want this anymore!!!!! please help me remove that robot sayng!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by thebear  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

Can any one please provide an alternative source for this software?
I missed it.

Reply   |   Comment by newbie  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

audacity if Free and more convinient to use..

Reply   |   Comment by luk  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

#101 Keilaron wrote: "...I’m running software such as SysInternals’

--Good man. Yeah, their software is pretty good, I agree with you. Mark is pretty sharp. arrg...microsoft just bought them out. *sigh* oh, well. I hope they don't change and get assimilated into mediocrity and manage to keep the edge. Well, so far so good, at least it's kept the same so far, not "pulling a Symantec". But I can see it coming some time... "To download ProcExp, please click WGA to continue to premium downloads area...." *bah* Hope it never comes to that.

Reply   |   Comment by The Advanced Specialist  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

#40: BRYCO WROTE: Sorry that I neglected to add the link:
http://www.avs4you.com/Register.aspx?type=install.
The reason I ask is I hate to get used to a program to find after a year it no longer works and cannot properly uninstall it.
So, is this a GiveAway program or just a one year lease of it?
Comment by Bryco — February 23rd, 2007 at 8:41 am

-- Great post, Bryco. Your post is nice because that is good and important information to know. Thank you. Very helpful.


#43 Sheila wrote: I think I figured out that activated and “registration failure” are different. I believe this is activated even though I recieved the failure. Anyone know what I’m talking about?
Thanks, Sheila
Comment by Sheila — February 23rd, 2007 at 8:53 am

--I didn't check, but sometimes some companies make a distinction between "registration" and "activation". Registration can sometimes be giving your name and address etc and submitting it to be recorded by the developer, sometimes for support purposes. While 'activation' is the actual enabling of the functioning of the software by inputting the key code. Maybe you're functional but couldn't connect to submit your name. In which case, I'd leave it at that.


#64 ZIPZAP wrote to Jhon:
So are you saying that if we install all these programs onto a USB stick (thumb drive), we can then use them on ANY computer which we plug the stick into??? That would be awesome since we wouldn’t lose them if we upgrade to a new computer in the future!
Comment by zipzap — February 23rd, 2007 at 12:16 pm

-- Well. Only if the key code is embedded into the APP itself or solely contained in files in the app's home folder. That won't work if the activation depends upon entries in the registry or the windows system folders. In that case if you saved/moved the registry to a new pc it might. Of course, that's the part that either nobody backs up, or nobody wants to move. ;)


#65 Dany wrote: "Thanks GOTD for this fine stuff, and ‘halleluiah’ this one is other languages supported, maybe a hint for the software creators : not the whole world is born english speaking,
Regards,
Comment by Dany — February 23rd, 2007 at 12:28 pm "

-- Exactly! Thanks Dany! I whole-heartedly agree, all cultures and languages and people should be welcome. And you are also right in the oft-misperceived assumption by those who have not yet traveled so much, not the whole world is born english speaking, so true. In fact, it's funny when people learn that english is not only not the #1 native spoken language, it's not #2. And it's not only not #2, it's not even 3rd. And depending upon the list, some people are surprised when they are awakened to the fact that english is not even #4 but rates somewhere depending on the list down at about 5th on the list. #1 of course is Mandarin chinese. #2 is Cantonese. #3 is hindi. and #4 is Spanish. (although the spots of #3, #4, and #5 often exchange around and jockey for position depending on how it's measured and the weather - for example some lists will combine Mandarin + Cantonese and call it 'chinese', and then put English or Spanish 2nd or 3rd.) But in any case, it ain't #1! that's for sure. :)

I think it's going to catch a lot of anglo-centric people by surprise when they wake up and find that the ole 'sleeping dragon' now has 2 billion of the world's people, Astronauts, a space program, nuclear technology, a land area larger than the US. Everyone's going to be speaking Chinese in the future probably. lol. Ni hao!



#81 SITE SEER WROTE: One word: Themida
Comment by Site Seer — February 23rd, 2007 at 5:45 pm

-- SITE SEER, you are correct! I agree with you. And to everyone: I cannot emphasize enough, that this THEMIDA stuff is awful! DO NOT PATRONIZE companies that use this! And for the average user, if you installed this and get this thing embedded into your system, you will probably be infested with this thing for a long time and have a hell of a time trying to get all of the pieces of it out of your system. (And no, no antivirus program, anti rootkit program, nor any antispyware program snags ALL the pieces of this, you have to do driver level editing to get this thing out, re-enabling protected and locked Legacy keys and all kinds of crap. It costs much valuable time! - vote this kind of thing poor, and don't support companies that use it or its previous derivatives.)


#91: NICE long instructional Comment by Pauloparra — February 23rd, 2007 at 10:28 pm

Thanks pauloparra! Muchas gracias! Nice informative post for everyone there. I'm sure many people benefitted from your help.

Reply   |   Comment by The Advanced Specialist  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

#17 4xerciZor WROTE: "So how do I activate this if I did not install this program into my C: drive? It does not show up in my list of programs, so I cannot follow the stated activation process. A pretty large program, and I am running out of C space as well. Any suggestions?
Comment by 4xerciZor — February 23rd, 2007 at 3:57 am "

IF it's the case that you have 1 actual physical hard drive with simply a small C partition, that's getting full, but you have a larger D partition that has lots of space (*COUGH*SONYVAIO!*COUGH!*) then you can use a utility program called PARTITION MAGIC to make C bigger and D smaller. So you can have more space to install apps and for your system! Works great.

Ok, now some advice:
- Number 1, always make a backup.
- Number 2, see rule #1.
- Number 3, if it's the case that you have simply 1 small physical C drive and the entire thing is low on space and your other drive is physically a 2nd hard drive....NEVERMIND. What I'm talking about right now does not apply to you. Just use Acronis Trueimage to clone your C to a bigger disk. Done.
- Number 4, DO NOT use symantec's version of the Partition Magic program! Symantec bought the company that made that good program a bit ago and their versions went downhill. Try to get the original version from "PowerQuest"...version 6 or 8, something like that. It's a lot better.
- Number 5, And yes! If all goes properly, this program can repartition your drive without deleting your data! But again to be safe make a backup. Never had a problem here. But your mileage may vary.

Hope that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by The Advanced Specialist  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

#97 Dave wrote: I see some people had troubles with this one.. ok.. dont fret if you needed a free sound editor then you’re in luck.
Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Waveosaur (my favorite): http://www.waveosaur.com
no copy protection, activation, or other hassles..
actually for waveosaur theres not even an installation.. doesnt need one since its just one small file.
for the person asking for free multi-track audio recording.. my suggestion would be to give Krystal Audio Engine a look: http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/index.php
anymore audio related questions are sure to be answered at the kvr audio forums (www.kvraudio.com)
Comment by Dave — February 24th, 2007 at 3:25 am

-- Hey, NICE POST, Dave! Knew of those, but Thanks for making a nice helpful post. informative and offering a nice variety of solutions. GJ.

I will add one to that list. It's called GOLDWAVE from GOLDWAVE.com (almost free, its more like shareware, works for free but has a little message that says Hey, you've gotten some good use out of this proggie, why dontcha buy it?? hint.) :) But Goldwave has lots of advanced features too. And its quick to load and bring up, can do flanging, and reverb, and pitch shifting and gain normalization, and echo, and mixing down tracks, and save in multiple formats and bitrates, and do histograms and waveform analysis. Pretty sharp, just go look at the screenshots on its home site goldwave.com you'll see. I like it even more than Audacity. Goldwave rocks. :)

Reply   |   Comment by The Advanced Specialist  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

#96 Anonymous WROTE: "Well I was interested in having a look at this program, until I saw the Themida error message. It’s clear AVS are more interested in stopping people who don’t want to purchase the software from using it (ie. Pirates) than making the software usable for people who would want to purchase the software (customers).
I guess the best option is to purchase someone elses product, or wait for someone to crack this and steal this one. Sounds like AVS have really thought this Themida thing through. :\
Comment by Anonymous — February 24th, 2007 at 2:25 am "


AAAGHH! That THEMIDA stuff is AWFUL!! I have not checked yet, but if THIS program has it, then I am deleting this program OUTRIGHT. I don't care if its bought, paid, free, shareware, or whatever, that THEMIDA stuff gets into your hidden driver section and is a pain to have to go in and get it out of there! Horrible. Developers: DONT EVER use that Themida junk! That stuff should be purged out of existence. If this program has it, then I'm giving this program a thumbs DOWN.

Reply   |   Comment by The Advanced Specialist  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

Taillandier (#71): "C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVSMedia" should already exist, although you might have to create "Licence" yourself. If it doesn't, Windows was installed on another drive and you should look for that directory in that drive. e.g. if Windows is installed on D:, you should look for "D:\Program Files\Common Files\AVSMedia". The easiest way to figure this out is to do this: Start -> Run -> type in "%programfiles%" (with or without quotes).

zerohour (#79) - I'm well aware of this; However, just how many versions of it have you seen? 1.0 was the only one for a while, then a little after came 2.0. This is the latest. Now, I admit this may just be because it's a fairly complete package (which is what I said about CEP!), but that doesn't stop what I said from being true.

Stan (#94) - Except that probably most of those software titles will not see Themida as being a problem, and may not necessarily be able to remove Themida's infections quite simply because of the way Themida works: by hiding itself. And if it manages to do this, who says some random virus that infects it can't?
And in regards to Vista, well... someone has to be the guinea pig, might as well be him ;>

#96 (Anonymous) - It's not pirates they're trying to stop. It just can't be. You can crack such a program without even running it (hex editors, yay!), so Themida isn't really effective in blocking such things. You're quite right: It only really stops customers. As I said, anything that complains that I'm running software such as SysInternals' titles is guilty until proven innocent. I do not like it when I'm told that I can't inspect what a piece of software is doing on my computer.

JEG (#98) - Well, took you long enough to say whether or not that worked for you.

Reply   |   Comment by Keilaron  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

100th! YAY

Sorry I'm l8t postin. this programs gr8 n i thought audacity was gd (well, it's still is lol =) ). Keep up the gd work GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Hobit  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

#97 Dave,

Thanks for the links. oh and a typo, it's http://www.wavosaur.com/

Much appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

To Schop from JEG :
I just wanted to Thank You for responding to my post. I was having a Serious Problem and I really needed feedback from experienced PC users. -You were the ONLY PERSON to respond to my cry for help!

Anyway, I had to force a shutdown-[which I Hate doing] 'cuz it wouldn't reboot or shut-off on its own.
I reinstalled & everythings fine now.

--THANKS AGAIN for the 2nd opinion !

Reply   |   Comment by JEG  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

I see some people had troubles with this one.. ok.. dont fret if you needed a free sound editor then you're in luck.

Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Waveosaur (my favorite): http://www.waveosaur.com

no copy protection, activation, or other hassles..

actually for waveosaur theres not even an installation.. doesnt need one since its just one small file.

for the person asking for free multi-track audio recording.. my suggestion would be to give Krystal Audio Engine a look: http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/index.php

anymore audio related questions are sure to be answered at the kvr audio forums (www.kvraudio.com)

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#96

Well I was interested in having a look at this program, until I saw the Themida error message. It's clear AVS are more interested in stopping people who don't want to purchase the software from using it (ie. Pirates) than making the software usable for people who would want to purchase the software (customers).

I guess the best option is to purchase someone elses product, or wait for someone to crack this and steal this one. Sounds like AVS have really thought this Themida thing through. :\

Reply   |   Comment by  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

I am in the registration phase. I have the now common 'activation' popup which has the key. I got the message "Unable to register the dll/ocx ..." and it stopped the registration process. Thanks again to those who advise of alternative software.

Reply   |   Comment by William  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

#67 STICK WITH XP, it's finally stable after more than 65 PATCHES, How many patches and years till VISTA Is stable? I'd say 2... Also so much does not run on VISTA and (DOES ON XP HEHEHE) So you SUCKERS that want to squander all Your time away have at it with VISTA on the flip-side (MY TIME IS FAR TOO PRECIOUS TO MUCK WITH VISTA)... WORD UP!!! As Far as this program #81 Thanks for the info and I am leary now wondering what THEMIDIA Will do to my PC Future... Is it anything like climidia? If So then it really really scares me...

I have decided to install this software if this THEMIDIA Monitor mucks my PC experience up I will contact the software publisher first-hand, MCAFEE 2007 Total Security, System Suite Pro V6, AND Spyware Detector (System Monitor), And Also PARETOLOGIC's Anti-Spyware Are Keeping Me VERY Saeure!!!, I Would hate to lose that security just do to Themidia or whatever the hell it's name is, so PEACE OUT! I can use this software to fine tune the crackly MP3's in my vast music collection, KUDOS TO ALL, THANKS GiveAwayOfTheDay! and Thanks #67 & Specially #81 for the info!!!

Stan, JaPHA-c[__]~Cheerz!

Reply   |   Comment by Stan~JaPHA`  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

rootkit? forget it

for people worrying about whether it's a one year registration, i doubt this program would even run without problem one year later

Reply   |   Comment by 3rd person  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

This is to #86 (Reg); While I did see the notch filter, notch filters are essentially a band-stop filter with one difference; Notch filters have a narrow bandwidth whereas stop-filters can do a huge range. I generally stray from Wikipedia as a reference, but in this case I will use it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notch_filter

I did mention this a little in my 'Expansion' section but I may not have made it clear.

As you said, it is hard to do a full review on a piece of software with around 15 minutes time; However, like with people, sometimes first impressions can make the biggest make or break with an application, and this may help the authors isolate issues with first impressions. I'm not afraid to say that my reviews are not complete and sometimes unable to be for some reason or another, primarily time constraints. I just wish to give an impression on the software here so that people can get a better feel for the program from another point of view outside what the author states.

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

Hi guys,

I see a lot of folks having trouble registering and I know how frustrating it can be. I really wanted to install a program here once ago and got no help, so I am writing a detailed walkthrough for the installation that worked today for me.

I don't know if some of the steps I took were needed or not. I dont claim that this will make it work for you or not. I don't even know if the advice I give may make your situacion worse. I am just writing what worked for me.

I also offer advice about the registry. CHANGING THE REGISTRY MAY DISABLE YOUR COMPUTER. Do it at your own risk. You have been warned.

At some stages the installation, the GAOTD process and the installed program may try to connect to the internet. If you want to use this program I suggest you let the connection go through. Failure to do this may interfere with the installation and registration processes and may make it impossible for you to register.

Here we go:

1) If you have tried to install it but failed, get a good unistaller (I use ZSoft) so that everything related to the program is gone. After the unistaller is done, quit it.

2) Run a register clear (don't forget to back it up before you make ANY changes) and if there is anything left related to 'AVS Audio Editor' from the previous installation, the cleaner should find it as an erroneous entry. DELETE ONLY THINGS THE REGISTER CLEANER SEES AS ERRORS. If you don't feel confortable about messing with the registry, then I suggest that you don't even try.

3) Open the readme.txt that came in with the zip file you downloaded. Make sure you use an editor to open it, that is, a program that allows you to make changes to the readme.txt file after it is opened.

4) Run the setup.exe program. You will get a window that says "activating.." that lasts for a few seconds, closes and then the familiar GAOTD window (NOT the web browser window) that describes what you are getting. If you have turned this off in the past ignore this. If not, click 'Ok'.

5) You should now get two windows. One has the activation key. The other allows you to select the language for the installation. Leave the second window, the language instalation window, alone for now. Dont click it, dont select it, dont minimize it dont even get near it. Just ignore it.

6) Copy the contents of the Activation window and paste them at the end of the readme.txt file.

7) Save the readme.txt file, don't close the editor, leave it open as you will need it later.

8) Press 'Close' on the Activation window, the one you just copied information from. After you close it, a web browser window from GOTD pops up which states that you have activated the product and asks 'what next'? Ignore that window, close it, minimize it, whatever, but get it out of the way.

9) Select the language on the Setup window we left alone in step 5). After selecting the language you like (I used English) press 'Ok'.

10) Click 'Next' on the window that says "Welcome to the AVS ....wizard" and accept the agreement on the following window. Click 'Next'.

11) I leave the default destination location for the install. Changing it shouldn't be a problem, but who knows? Press 'Next'.

12) I hate desktop icons, so I click the 'Create a desktop Icon' off. Do as you whish. Press 'Next'.

13) The setup will ask you to confirm your choices. Press 'Install'.

14) Installation takes a few seconds, once finished, clear the checkbox next to 'Launch AVS ..' off! Do not allow the program to run at this moment. Make sure the program never runs until it is registered. I think this is important, but who knows? Press finish and a web page opens which you can safely close.

15) Press Start> All Programs > AVS4you > Activation. A little box appears that says 'Please enter license key, ...' Copy amd Paste the key from the readme.txt that you left open into this box.

16) Make sure that you are copying and pasting the license key and nothing but the license key. No trailing spaces. No spaces before it. The key should have the '-' chars that were given. In other words, do not change or alter the key in any way and make sure that what you put on that box is accurate. This is very important.

17) For some reason, I had to press the right mouse button twice before the drop down menu that lets you paste pops up. It happened on two different computers where I installed it, so if this is the case for you, don't despair, you are not alone. Click ok. You are done.

18) Start the program from the Desktop icon (if you have one), the Start > All Programs menu, using notables, whatever, but the program should run ok.

19) Anybody knows how to verify that the software is licensed to GAOTD?

Reply   |   Comment by Pauloparra  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

Help! Is there way to multi-track on this? It's in the screenshot and discussed as a feature but I can't find it!

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

Another audio editor! How do any of them make money with so many good ones available? As usual no problems in the installation. For those who do run into issues take your time and read whatever instructions come with programs. Most downloaded software follows one of a few types of registration/activation. Looking in the Help section on the top of a program is a good place to start because that is where most of companies put the window/link to get you legit.

This program itself looks like a real winner with a clean interface that offers a wide variety of customization for your audio files. I usually use the freebie MP3 Direct Cut which is a great small and easy program for basic editing. However, AVS has some pretty professional looking options to expand your projects.

Thats to GOTD for another excellent product. You guys are doing a fantastic job.

Reply   |   Comment by stillkicking  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

I tried installing this on a Windows ME computer. (Before all the ME bashers speak up, this is a secondary computer that I install stuff on to keep my main computer clean as possible.) I received an registry error during install and when I run the program it gives me a "eAccessViolation" error and it does not start the Audio Editor. Anyone else run into this problem?

Reply   |   Comment by ME User (Don't Laugh)  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

What this is, is an extended demo. if they want to give it away it should be for keeps, not just a year. I mean with a GOTD serial code you cant update the app so why not let people keep it? if you want to update it, buy it. I also like how they try to hide how long your license is good for having no help | about screen.

Reply   |   Comment by DVD536  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

Just a comment for Bladedthoth regarding the "15 minute review".
I like your reviews and trust your opinions, keep up the good work, but this 15 review for AVS Audio Editor, you have listed as quick cons "No frequency filters".
That feature can be found under "filters/ notch filter".
For those not as experienced with audio engineering,
The "notch" is a section or notch of audio frequency that is either added to or subtracted from the combined frequencies that make up sound.
Thus a "notch filter" is a "frequency filter".
---> end of today's learning nugget! {:D
I know it is very hard to evaluate software in such a short time & still give the software a decent run to see what its really got under the hood. I only really had time to "play" with it for a few hours before I made my evaluation and posted my opinion to this list, but since that post I have had more time to play and run benchmark tests and I still stand by my first impressions expressed in post# 26.
Thanks and I look forward to reading more of your reviews.
Reg, Mechano Man Productions va7bes@hotmail.com

Reply   |   Comment by Reg  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

does anyone know if this is capable of audio mixing? or anyone know of any freeware audio mixing software?

Reply   |   Comment by tony  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

This looks like it has potential. However if you want to try something similar look for Reaper. You can use the pre-1.0 versions as freeware or the newer versions as a non-crippled shareware. I know it works quite nicely and has a lot of features I doubt AVS has. Also, as mentioned Audacity is pretty good, but it's only works on a single file at a time unlike Reaper and AVS. Also, as I mentioned yesterday; if you are having trouble installing this be sure to disable your anti-virus. F-Secure is what I use and it has to be disabled, otherwise it won't let the installer run. However it gives you the activation which is strange. Good luck.

Reply   |   Comment by Leland  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

another promising giveaway that won't register on installation.

"Unable to establish a connection to the server to complete registration. Please check your internet connection and try again".

Nothing wrong with the connection, everything wrong with the server.

Reply   |   Comment by tish  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Well, I was hoping by the time I got home from work there would be a fix for the Registration Error, but I see that just a lot more people are having the problem. So, I have to give this program a thumbs down and uninstall.

Thank you anyway,

Reed in STL

Reply   |   Comment by Reed in St. Louis  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

A.S. (advance script): Apologies in advance if this posts twice. Got a weird error msg. from their server (Wordpress) on first post.

Definitely suggest the freeware Audacity over this program. Screenshots at the AVS site show a slightly easier interface than Audacity, but only because editing functions are on side buttons instead of drop-down menus from the top. Everything else looks the same, and this program does not have functionality advantages over Audacity and lacks the myriad of freeware plugins that give Audacity even more functions.

The AVS site clearly states the $29 version is a license for one year only, to use beyond a year you need the $59 "lifetime" license. (Kind of a cheesy way to sell software, but whatever.) Not sure why people are asking for clarification of that from GOTD, the AVS site makes it perfectly clear and it's all right there for anyone to go read.

But the worst thing is this program contains Themida, which loads itself into memory, persists in memory after the application is closed, and does absolutely nothing to enhance program usage. It's there solely to protect the developer's product from reverse engineering or cracking. Too bad such things are needed to protect from jerks, but it's way overkill for this product. No good reason for anyone to reverse engineer or crack this program when Audacity is open source freeware.

Themida loads itself into memory and adds a new process that continues running even after closing the containing program. In some instances it silently adds it's .exe to Windows Startup, you'll know if you see a brief Themida spalsh screen on startup. It's not malware or spyware but acts like it as even in legitmalte use it's designed to hide itself from the running processes portion of logs from Hijack This. Further, it's already being abused to protect backdoor trojans, worms (W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.ca) and other malware from detection by security software. Google "themida removal".

#22 Tobey asks: "why does all the AVS software always take 100% CPU for about a minute and eat up a lot of memory before it starts?"

One word: Themida

Reply   |   Comment by Site Seer  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

sorry #49 sorry...

Reply   |   Comment by zerohour  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

in answer to #44. Cool Edit Pro is now known to the rest of the world as Adobe Audition. Any updates will be there

Reply   |   Comment by zerohour  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

GOTD said "AVS Audio Editor will be interesting for professionals and amateurs."

So it's not interesting for professionals and amateurs right now?

Reply   |   Comment by Sap Licker  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

Hi Folks, thanks for the great Downloads. Is it possible to get more Software from this company with the free Registration, it is the best Software on the Market, but we all cannot afford the Registration.
AVS Video Converter is one of the best Programs on the Market if U can get it for us. GOOD on Ya

Reply   |   Comment by Aussiejock  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

i HAVE NO NEED FOR THIS, YET I AM SURE SOME DO... YESTERDAYS GIVEAWAY HANDLES MOST ALL I NEED IN AN AUDIO TOOL, YET THERE IS NO SHUFFLE? ANYWAY I THINK I WILL PASS ON TODAYS, AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO STILL HAVE A HEALTHY INSTALL OF IT IN A YEAR (WELLL ALL BE DARN YOUR MUCH MORE FORTUNATE THAN I TO HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THAT FEAT LOL!!!) ENJOY

Stan P.~~

Reply   |   Comment by Stan P.~JaPHA~  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

I was wondering if you burn it on cd, can you later install it say if you just formatted your pc... can it be reinstalled?

Reply   |   Comment by Donna  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

#64:
No, you cannot use them on any other computer. The files are on the stick, but the registry settings are on the computer which you installed on.

Reply   |   Comment by name  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

When I went to install "Audio Editor" it said "unable to register. It did not give me a place to enter the reg. key code? did I miss a step? I reinstall and same thing.

Reply   |   Comment by Blaze  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Every time I try to open an existing file, WAVE or MP3, the program crashes. Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by CHuckabob  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

I've activated the software by e-mail
I've received an e-mail with an attached file ( .lickey ).
This file is to be moved in the following folder : 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVSMedia\Licence'

But I don't have this folder. I've created it and copied the .lickey.
When I launch AVS Audio Editor, I always have the same message that tells me "program not registered".

Unable to register with the special program.

What can I do ?

Reply   |   Comment by Taillandier  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

Thanks for all the nice software, GOTD.

Hey, everyone. I have never ever ever ever ever had a problem installing any of these or activating them. Some quick tips:

- Double-click the Serial# and copy & paste. Drag-selecting it or copying it can lead to errors. On default-set Microsoft Windows computers, Copy is "Ctrl+C" And Paste is "Ctrl+V". Double click the Serial#, press Ctrl and C at the same time, click on the Serial# section of the registration box, (Remember to hit backspace a few times to make sure nothing is in it to begin with) And press Ctrl and V at the same time. The Serial# is now properly entered. Do the same if needed for the UserName. Always remember to read the text in the activation box, since more information could be there that could be helpful.

- Don't run the program after it's installed. Uncheck all of the "run program" or "Open ReadMe" checkboxes. Sometimes they will launch 5 or more programs at once, and launching the GOTD program will sometimes make Activation more difficult. When launched, it is accessing memory, and after you exit it, it's configuration has usually changed. Activate before using if possible. After it is activated, then you can run it. If it needs to be launched to access the registration box, make sure you don't go into trial mode before you activate it.

- Make sure you know where you're installing it on your computer. Don't just click "Next" through all the steps, because not only will you not know where it is installed, you could even miss information about the program that could be hazardous to your computer.

Example: "If this program is installed on with this program: it may make the system become unstable." You decide to zip through, you miss that, your computer crashes, and then you get angry since nobody warned you. Or did they?

- Read all available information. It's there to help. Sometimes it can be useless jargon about which brand of chair inspired them to make the program, but it pays to look, because it *could* be that one piece of information you were mising.

- If it looks cool, but you have no real use for it, why download it? "This new version of DoNothing has 1000+ new features!" *WOW! 1000! Too bad I have no use for it. I'll keep it for later anyway. I mean, it's only 451 Megabytes.* While the whole time, all it's doing is taking up hard drive space. Why get it?

- Keep the Serial#'s. If you uninstall the program, you can still get it back, provided you have the original serial and setup file. Put all the setup files on a External Drive of some sort and save yourself that hard drive space, and keep thr program for later if you know you will need it in the future. Otherwise, just get rid of it.

Hope This Helps!

- TJRuLeZ
A.K.A.
- Simiswimm (RuneScape Name)

Reply   |   Comment by TJRuLeZ  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Audacity FTW!

Reply   |   Comment by Diddle  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

#64 zipzap yeh you wish! haha

Reply   |   Comment by bolon  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

Setting up a new laptop running Vista...this software is the first of any GotD that I haven't been able to activate/register. Just keeps giving me "REGISTRATION FAILED error. general failure". Could it be that this process 'doesn't play well' with VISTA? Hope not. Any suggestions? Thanks... Di

Reply   |   Comment by Diane  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

Dany (#65): So, how many translations have you offered to software developers in the past?

Reply   |   Comment by Keilaron  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Thanks GOTD for this fine stuff, and 'halleluiah' this one is other languages supported, maybe a hint for the software creators : not the whole world is born english speaking,

Regards,

Reply   |   Comment by Dany  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Post #44, Jhon:

So are you saying that if we install all these programs onto a USB stick (thumb drive), we can then use them on ANY computer which we plug the stick into??? That would be awesome since we wouldn't lose them if we upgrade to a new computer in the future!

Reply   |   Comment by zipzap  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

I wanna know that too #40

Reply   |   Comment by MASA  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Same as #24 #52

Tried to register product by e-mail : product key is OK ( the one given when launching setup.exe ).

I'll try later to activate software.

Reply   |   Comment by Taillandier  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Does this program record streaming audio like i-Sound Recorder Pro offered here a while back?

I use i-Sound quite a lot to record online radio stations, but sometimes the quality is poorer than the original. Would this program do a better job?

Reply   |   Comment by zipzap  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

hmmm i had no luck on this one it running and it run severarl times eating away my cpu couldn,t even get a file open on nearly a clean system.

so to bad

Reply   |   Comment by faber  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
Add a comment

iPhone app giveaways »

Convoto - Best Unit & Currency Converter and Calculator Giveaway
Convoto lets you convert units and currencies in a way that is very easy and fast.
$4.99 ➞ free today
jS Run Pro - Running Tracker Giveaway
Track your run with "best in class" ease of use & readability.
$1.99 ➞ free today
Talkative: Assistive Speech Giveaway
Talkative is an assistive communication app that allows the user to communicate through accessible image boards.
$2.99 ➞ free today
13's Giveaway
A fun number matching puzzler that'll keep you hooked for days!
$0.99 ➞ free today
Wine Acuity Giveaway
Welcome to the best and most fun way to learn about wine.
$0.99 ➞ free today

Android app giveaways »

Summer Pro - Ad Free Giveaway
A math puzzle game similar to the classical game of Kakuro.
$2.99 ➞ free today
King of Defense Premium: Tower Defense Offline Giveaway
oin the adventure with heroes and warriors in epic battles to protect your kingdom.
$0.99 ➞ free today
The Hearts PRO Giveaway
Challenge yourself and other people in our new colorful puzzle & brain game.
$1.99 ➞ free today
Lifeline: Flatline Giveaway
The Lifeline series takes a terrifying turn in this interactive horror experience.
$0.99 ➞ free today
Prometheus News Feeds Giveaway
Prometheus News Feeds keeps you up to date with the latest news.
$2.99 ➞ free today