Pretty useful tool with handy interface, allowing you to convert MP3, OGG Vorbis, AAC(M4A), WMA, WAV PCM, APE, FLAC files from one format to another and rip Audio CDs to these formats. Also include batch conversion mode and ID3v2 Tags editor.
Version: 2.7.4Advanced WMA Workshop is encoder / decoder with Windows Explorer-like interface, allowing you to encode WAV, MP3, OGG, AAC(M4A, M4B), FLAC, APE files and tracks of Audio CD to WMA 11 (Windows Media Audio 11) format with variety of format settings (WMA 11 with constant bitrate, quality based WMA 9 format with variable bitrate, two-pass bitrate based WMA 11 format with variable bitrate and WMA 9 Lossless format, which allows you to store your digital audio with best qualty), convert WMA, MP3, OGG, AAC, FLAC and APE files to WAV PCM format, convert WMA files to MP3 format using LAME encoder 3.98.2, and convert WMA to OGG Vorbis format, resample WMA files. This tool allows you to edit ID3v2 Tags, copy it, for example, from MP3 to WMA or from M4A to MP3 file while recoding, it also supports creation (or appending to) Winamp playlists.
License: Free To Try $24.95
Operating System: Windows
Audio formats conversion is performed directly, without any temporary WAV files, this fact means higher converting speed and economy of hard disk resource.
Advanced WMA Workshop internally supports WMA 9 and WMA 8 formats. Jitter correction feature allows you to avoid sound gaps when ripping scratched CDs.
CDDB support gives you ability to get album's and artist name, tracks' names and other information about Audio CD disc. You can encode and decode audio files one by one, and also you can use built-in batch process to increase performance in case of mass encoding / decoding.
Batch conversion is optimized for running on computers with multiple processors or single processor with multiple cores, it makes 100% use of all cores / processors computing power, therefore, making batch progression even faster. Fast processing speed saves your time and high output quality allows you really to enjoy your digital audio!
Version 2.7.4: Unicode support
Version 2.6.3: - few bugs related to m3u playlists and batch processing fixed - minor interface changes
Version 2.6.2: - implemented multi-tasking batch conversion to improve performance on computers with multiple processors or multiple cores of single processor - added shell extension (adding files to Batch Queue from MS Explorer's context menu ) for x64 platforms - some minor interface improvements and bugfixes
Version 2.4.3: - application now should work properly with standard (restricted) user accounts in Windows Vista/7 - fixed bug when application crashes while performing batch conversion and skipping already converted files - compressed WAV files now can be properly decoded (with system codecs) - few minor bugfixes
Version 2.4: - APE (Monkey's Audio) codecs are updated - FLAC codecs are updated to 1.2.1 - OGG Vorbis codecs are updated - LAME 3.98.2 support added - Fixed major memory leak in FLAC codecs - few bufixes, application works now in Windows 7
Version 2.3: - FLAC codecs v1.1.4 are implemented - Code reworked to be compatible with Windows Vista - LAME 3.97 support added - Default settings for CDDB changed, added "reset to default" button - Fixed major memory leak in FLAC codecs - A lot of minor bugfixes