MP3 Toolkit offers all the MP3 Tools you will ever need - gHacks Tech News

MP3 Toolkit offers all the MP3 Tools you will ever need

When it comes to mp3 files, you sometimes may need a set of tools to edit, convert or even rip them in first place. While you can use specialized tools for that which provide you with some of the functionality that you may need, a set of tools that Mp3 Toolkit offers may come in handy as well.

It is basically a collection of free tools that let you work with and create mp3 files on your system. When you start the program after installation, you will see all tools listed on the first screen. Here you can make the following selections:

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  • MP3 Converter - Convert various audio formats into mp3, or another selected audio format. You can add single audio files or convert all files inside a folder at once.  Conversion options include selecting the bitrate, rate and audio channel settings for the output files.
  • CD to MP3 Ripper - Insert an audio CD into the computer's optical drive to have it converted to mp3 audio files.
  • MP3 Tag Editor - A convenient tag editor that offers a lot when it comes to mp3 tags. You can use it to edit tags manually, remove non-ID3 tags, synchronize tags, copy information between ID3 tag formats, or clean tags. What it does not offer however is an option to retrieve tag information from an Internet music database.
  • MP3 Merger - You can use this module to join multiple mp3 files.
  • MP3 Cutter - Cut parts of an mp3 file. Comes with options to save as a ringtone.
  • MP3 Recorder - Will record system sounds. There is unfortunately no option to select an audio source here.

The program can be quite useful, even though you may find that specialized tools like CDex, The Crab or Audacity have more to offer in terms of functionality. Still, for basic tasks this may be all that you need after all. All modules MP3 Toolkit ships with are easy to use, which is definitely the biggest advantage besides the fact that it is a tools collection and not a single-purpose program.





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    Comments

    1. Hy said on May 27, 2012 at 4:16 am
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      Wow! Looks promising. Thanks for posting this!

    2. Roman ShaRP said on May 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm
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      – don’t see “mp3 normalization”, so not “all the MP3 Tools you will ever need” ;)
      – it’s not clear if it can take tags from filenames and rename files after the tag info
      – maybe someone find more universal tool useful, but I opt for more specialized tools which I already use and get used too

    3. Ruben Jonkers said on May 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm
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      I wondered if there is anything like this for .wav files. Mines are so messed up and I can’t find a single program who gets the right info for my music. ( I know I listen to very uncommon groups, but still).

      I rip all my music in the wave format since I want lossless uncompressed sound. I don’t really care how large my files will be, however I ripped it with windows media player and it messed up all the meta information.

    4. Anil said on October 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm
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      I like

    5. Lewis said on October 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm
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      Since 5 month or so it’s not free anymore. Latest build is 1.0.4., last free build is 1.0.3. build 1.0.4 charges 32.07 EUR actually. I don’t have seen any information or announcement or anything that they commercialized it. Also, there are no changes in the new build, only that you have to pay for it. Bad decision, bad taste.

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm
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        Lewis, is the limitation kicking in after a certain trial period? I have downloaded the latest version and was able to use it without registration.

    6. Lewis said on November 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm
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      Hey Martin,

      well, directly after start you will have the red link on the right above the MP3 Toolkit logo “Unregistered, Click Here to Register Now!” link. Let’s say you try to use MP3 Converter, drag&drop 5 MP3s into it and convert them, after finish only 10 seconds have been converted and a pop-up comes with “Before Registration, Converter will only convert 50% music. Register Now?” Looks like MP3 Converter is the only restricted part of the Toolset.

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