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Giveaway of the day — Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper

Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper: convert audio files between various audio formats and rip CD audio tracks directly to MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC...
$24.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 270 (91%) 28 (9%) 88 comments

Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper was available as a giveaway on December 19, 2006!

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Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper is a very useful tool that allows you to convert audio files between various audio formats and rip CD audio tracks directly to MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC, Monkey's Audio APE or MusePack MPC.

With Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper you can convert directly from one audio format to another (like MP3 to WAV, MP3 to WMA, MP3 to OGG, WAV to MP3, etc.).

You can convert directly from one format to another using different encoding parameters and presets. You can use embedded presets or make your own. With Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper you can grab and rip audio files from audio CD.

Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper can connect to free online database and automatic download information about audio CD.

System Requirements:

Windows (all), Direct X 8.0

Publisher:

Piston Software

Homepage:

http://www.pistonsoft.com/converter.html

File Size:

1.96 MB

Price:

$24.95

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#88

I know a program that converts midi to mp3 very easily and quickly. Although it doesn't support the command line, it can process a bunch of files at once, you only need to drag and drop the files. It's called Fast MIDI to MP3 Converter. I always use it when I need to listen to the music on mp3 player.

Reply   |   Comment by Aqua  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

it is a good audio converter,but i have a perfect one to introduce you.4Musics Inc.4Musics Multiformat ConverterConvert between CDA, MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, AAC, M4A, Flac, MPC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, MMF, RA, etc. i believe you also think it is perfect. so try it at once. www.sharewarecheap.com

Reply   |   Comment by sharewarecheap  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

it is a very good audio converter.but i know a better one audiotool.NET Ease Audio Converter.it can Convert audio formats MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, AAC ,APE,FLAC,MP2,MP4, etc from one to another.you can try it. http://www.sharewarecheap.com/Audio-Converters-category_Update_16_2.html

Reply   |   Comment by sharewarecheap  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

Downloaded, installed, activated, ran, worked perfectly, but now it has reverted to trial version. I guess free is worth what it costs.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

I downloaded this program and activated it....the first time I tried to use it, January 6th it said I was on day 3 of a 30 day trail...what gives...I thought it was supposed to be a GIVEAWAY like all the other files here?????
Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper

Reply   |   Comment by john parks  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Tarot reading...

Giveaway of the Day » Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper...

Reply   |   Comment by Tarot reading  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Downloaded Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper on the day offered, immediately tried to activate numerous times and have tried several times every day since but to no avail. Being free is no good if I cannot activate, always times out. Don't think I will try anything else.
But thanks for the effort anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by GS  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

Matt it sounds more link a POS OP then a problem with GiveAwayoftheday. You had time to download it but couldn't install it after the download completed you, your loss.

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by manh  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

For #71:

Awww come on Matt! If you d'loaded and forgot to install and activate on the right day then you missed out. If a giveaway offer has expired, and it was a program that would be useful to you then you always have the option to BUY that program later. (I'm considering that right now on a couple previous offers that were missed before I knew about this site, but wouldn't have even known those progs existed before finding this site and checking the previous offers!) Everybody has a job and other things to do. But if you don't have 10 minutes within 24 hours to check the site, d'load, install, and activate then you don't have time to play with any software either. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Site Seer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

For 53:

Yes of course, transcoding from one lossy format to another for compatibility issues could be useful for some but it pays to know that this does degrade sound quality. There ARE 'purists' who make use of lossy codecs at higher bit rates as a trade off to be able to use super-portable small flash players while sacrificing the least amount of sound quality, so making the broad assumption that purists "never" use lossy codecs is simply wrong. The fact that this program rips to FLAC or uncompressed WAV makes it quite a terrific program. The best option (providing one has sufficient disk space) is to rip all CDs into FLAC or uncompressed WAV, then convert for compatibility as needed for each device used.

For 61:

If the WMA files you are trying to convert to MP3 are DRM protected files then it won't work, as of course it shouldn't.

Reply   |   Comment by Site Seer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

What a POS program. I downloaded it but did not have time to install it and now it's not free. Forget giveawayoftheday, if you guys think we all have time to sit in front of our computers and do everything within a specified amount of time. Some of us have other things to do.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

On the bright side, iTunes can't get it right either.

Reply   |   Comment by Leo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

Yea, bails out on certain filename characters, and truncates filename if too long, haven't found a way to edit the filename from the application.

Right-Click on track -> File Properties does nothing. Can go in and edit tag properties for each and every track, (~9 tracks each cd for 6 cd collection), but still will truncate the names.

Nice try guys. I'll have to do some post-rip file renaming to get the names right.

Reply   |   Comment by Leo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Feh. Problem with renaming output files, it's not doing it correctly. Sometimes I get 'albumname-tracknumber-song.mp3', sometimes i get 'song.mp3'. For an album with more than one adagio section (classical music), it wants to overwrite a previous ripped track.

Bugs. Linux and a perl script can do the same more reliably.

Reply   |   Comment by Leo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

DAMN!!! I MISSED IT!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Serna  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Thanks for sharing this tool

Reply   |   Comment by Deepak  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

I installed it and activated it just as it says in readme.txt but still program say trial-version. I install these programs always when i downloaded them and activate them. Activation said all was ok but i still have a trial version. I checked activate.exe as some ppl said but i am not good in reading this so ..... HELP.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

All right.. No you CAN NOT copy files to an IPOD with this (IPOD's are being synchronized via ITUNES, which is freely available from Apple for MS Windows just as well as for MacOS. As for the activation code: scroll down and read the ENTIRE text when you hit activate. Crashes after installing: run disk cleanup and check your computer for spyware and viruses. If 300 ppl install the software just fine, and you have a problem, then the problem is very likely on your end, and not the software :)

Reply   |   Comment by Ygdrassil  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

[...] Telechargeable ici pendant encore 20 heures.Si le lien contenant l’activateur n’est plus actif: [...]

Reply   |   Comment by zecaraz » Convertisseur Audio et Cd rip  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Had no problems installing, registering, or using it. Converted from a CD and from other files. Pretty intuitive interface with buttons to add files, CD tracks, and convert them. Tag editing could have been done better, but ah well.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

Thank's santa...now i can put the mpTree wave to a convertable midi christmas .o))ho ho ho

Reply   |   Comment by jan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

Bill, scroll down the activate window, the key is right here, under the reg.name.

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

I ran into the same problem--I run activate and there is a registration name but no key so this is only good for a 30 day trial.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Thanks a lot guyz, keep giving more.

Reply   |   Comment by Maddie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

No registration key so cannot register.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Can i copy files directly to an iPod player with this program?

Reply   |   Comment by irie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

For #53, how'd you do that? I cannot seem to add my WMA files, it won't take them. I want to convert them to MP3's, but it won't even let me put them into the interface for converting. :~( Other than that, it activated & registered okay and seems to work well. Give Away of the Day has released some pretty good stuff, keep up the great work, hats off to ya! Now, if I can just figure out how to convert my WMA'S TO MP3'S...

Reply   |   Comment by Thumper  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Run activate.exe. A screen will pop up with registration code and instructions.. Copy and paste code as instructed. Done.

Reply   |   Comment by Ygdrassil  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Love it. I was actualy going to buy this... hehe.. thank you thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Ygdrassil  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Sweet ! Great program for free !

Reply   |   Comment by Walter Raab  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

AWSM Program! Thx guys...

Reply   |   Comment by TripHammer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

Thank You so much for all the wonderful free software downloads
that you give away. I really appreciate this site. I look forward
everyday to see what the next free surprise is. Thank You again

Reply   |   Comment by Taj  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Ron, use both the registration name and the key provided by the activate.exe file. Both are there, just scroll the window down.

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

I have downloaded many things that worked great but this still gives a trial and I cant activate it to full version.

Reply   |   Comment by ron  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

#37 if you are using IE to download zip and the initial download stalled for some reason then without deleting temporary internet files or presenting a unique new URL you will not get away from the cached partial download. Try using the mirror link, it should cause a fresh download.

You should also be able to fool IE to do a fresh download by modifying the end of the URL e.g. http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/software/DAC.zip?somerandomcharacters

From my current trials of this giveaway today, it seems to be able to "do exactly what it says on the tin" While it is less than optimal in a purists sense to transcode from one lossy codec to another... purists don't use lossy codecs so get over yourself, perleeese. The reasons to transcode between lossy formats is that of compatibility and secondly maybe better encoding compression to sound quality ratio.
In my case I have some WMA's that use a Voxware codec 44.1ksamples/sec mono bit rate 32kbits... this won't play on any of my WMA compatible mp3/wma players. With this D.A.C. I can transcode to WMA8 44.1KSamples /sec mono @ 32kbps and sounds much the same as the voxware codec but will also play on the mp3/wma players, which is what this tool is all about! Of course it rips and encodes CD's too.

I would have liked some additional filters like normalise to adjust poorly mixed original recordings, but one could decode to a WAV file, normalise it in an external tool, then re-encode to chosen format and quality.

Overall thumbs up for the GUI and performance.

#50 you need to give OS and soundcard/CD-drive, model, driver type and version when reporting or asking about such errors. Until then, you may be using win9x system with vxd based sound card driver which does not have driver supported digital audio streaming like WDM sound drivers do have. That is just a guess and is probably wrong but without relevent information from you, that is the best you are likely to get :-)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Hi all,

what is the solution, when u reinstall your system? can u "pack" somehow your registration after install the sw., and store it to future?

thx,
bye

Reply   |   Comment by axlfsi  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

More often than not I have had problems with activate.exe either never connecting or giving the error message: "Failed to connect. Please try again later." ...this has become a great waste of time, disk space, etc. All procedures have been followed exactly as stated, attempted repeatedly, the install period ends and I am left with an unregistered product. Could the staff PLEASE address this issue!

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous2  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Program installed fine, but when I tried to run it, it gave me an error:
"Couldn't Initialize Digital Output
Error Code: 3"

Any suggestions??

Reply   |   Comment by mjunkin  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Hi, I can NOT Activated the Program!! An Error Window with :

Access violation at address 0104F2BA in module `wl_hook.dll´.Read of addres 00131000.

This Text comes then i want to activated the Program, after the Name and the SN

Please HELP !!

Reply   |   Comment by CyberMonky  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

nice program...

like it...

Reply   |   Comment by m0ng0  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Dear Anonymous, the key is right there in Activate.exe. Just scroll the window down a bit. It's under the registration name.

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

I love this site soooo much! If I still used Windows more than Mac I would have everything here! I provided the giveaway ticker on my website! People love it!

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

ahem, dear #18, #31, #38,
yea, no. it might have been that simple for you, yet others seem to have gotten a rotten download, hence the cannot connect error, the corrupt download error, and the softwares uncanny inability to register.
run the activate.exe, it gives a registration NAME ( Giveawayoftheday ), yet no registration number. Is this the way its supposed to be? if so, then then DAC is a faulty POS application. If its not supposed to be this way, then activate.exe is a faulty POS application. In addition, looking at the number of complaints i have seen on this site today, and noticing that the giveawayoftheday.com crew ain't all over these problems, tells me someone has their head where the sun don't shine.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

This looked interesting, so I d/l'd it and followed the instructions.

When I run the software, a window pops up with the following message:

Direct Audio Converter & CD Ripper has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

So I uninstalled and re-downloaded it and tried it again. Same thing happened.

I then went to the Piston Software site, downloaded the software, installed it, and got the same message.

I'm running XP Media Center edition.

I've downloaded software from giveawayoftheday.com before with no problems.

Reply   |   Comment by monogodo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

EVERYTHING'S FINE! ACTIVATION WORKING AGAIN FOR THIS AND DWARVES.

BRILL GIVEAWAYOFTHEDAY!

Reply   |   Comment by Val  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

[...] Free for 12 more hours (on 19-December-2006): Direct Audio Converter and CD Ripper [...]

Reply   |   Comment by Free today only: Direct Audio Converter (for  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Can't even set up and activate the Brave Dwarves now.

Keeps reporting a problem with connecting to giveawayoftheday's activation 'module'.

Oh.

I suppose I had better uninstall all this software if it cannot be activated.

Reply   |   Comment by Val  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Same problem as Ken. Click on activate after install and it says to come back later, connection is not available. Only I dont have time to come back later.

Reply   |   Comment by Val  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Nice program, but best to use it only as a CD ripper or to convert only from lossless formats. Converting from FLAC or uncompressed WAV to MP3, OGG, WMA, etc is ok. But it's a bad idea to convert from one lossy format to another, such as converting from MP3 to OGG, etc. This does NOT improve sound. You have to understand how compression formats work, but it's not too difficult.

All compression formats remove parts of sound that human ears may not be able to hear anyway ("lossy" for losing sound), then compress what's left into a smaller file size. Each compression format removes different parts of sound. So if you have an already compressed file (like an MP3) and then convert it to another (like OGG) you will be removing MORE parts of sound, and remember each format removes different parts. You then recompress what's left. This whole process leaves you with a file that sounds WORSE, not better, than the original file because you have now removed more sound parts (caused more loss) and compressed the leftovers twice.

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